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Sunday 1 October 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Earliest day on which Children's Day can fall, while October 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of October. (Chile, Singapore)
  • Earliest day on which Teacher's Day can fall, while October 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday of October. (Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Ukraine)
  • Earliest day on which World Habitat Day can fall, while October 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of October. (International)

Events

  • 1994 – Palau gains independence from the United Nations (trusteeship administered by the United States of America).
  • 1989 – Denmark introduces the world's first legal modern same-sex civil union called "registered partnership".
  • 1982 – Epcot opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
  • 1982 – Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
  • 1979 – Pope John Paul II begins his first pastoral visit to the United States.
  • 1979 – The United States returns sovereignty of the Panama Canal to Panama.
  • 1978 – The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.
  • 1971 – The first brain-scan using x-ray computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) is performed at Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, London.
  • 1971 – Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.
  • 1969 – Concorde breaks the sound barrier for the first time.
  • 1966 – West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatalities and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
  • 1962 – First broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
  • 1961 – The United States Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is formed, becoming the country's first centralized military espionage organization.
  • 1957 – First appearance of In God we trust on U.S. paper currency.
  • 1947 – The North American F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
  • 1940 – The Pennsylvania Turnpike, often considered the first superhighway in the United States, opens to traffic.
  • 1937 – The Japanese city Handa is founded in Aichi Prefecture.
  • 1928 – The Soviet Union introduces its First five-year plan.
  • 1903 – Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
  • 1898 – The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
  • 1880 – First electric lamp factory is opened by Thomas Edison.
  • 1861 – Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management is published, going on to sell 60,000 copies in its first year and remaining in print until the present day
  • 1854 – The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American system of watch manufacturing.
  • 1829 – South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; it will later separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
  • 1791 – First session of the French Legislative Assembly.

Births

  • 1995 – Lauren Hill, American basketball player (d. 2015)
  • 1989 – Brie Larson, American actress
  • 1984 – Beck Bennett, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1984 – Matt Cain, American baseball player
  • 1981 – David Yelldell, German-American soccer player
  • 1980 – Sarah Drew, American actress
  • 1979 – Curtis Axel, American wrestler
  • 1979 – Rudi Johnson, American football player
  • 1979 – Ryan Pontbriand, American football player
  • 1978 – Leticia Cline, American model and journalist
  • 1978 – Nicole Atkins, American singer-songwriter
  • 1976 – Antonio Roybal, American painter and sculptor
  • 1973 – Christian Borle, American actor and singer
  • 1973 – John Mackey, American composer
  • 1973 – John Thomson, American baseball player and coach
  • 1969 – Joseph Patrick Moore, American musician, composer and producer
  • 1969 – Ori Kaplan, Israeli-American saxophonist and producer
  • 1969 – Zach Galifianakis, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Jay Underwood, American actor and pastor
  • 1968 – Jon Guenther, American author and engineer
  • 1968 – Kevin Griffin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1967 – Mike Pringle, American-Canadian football player
  • 1967 – Scott Young, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1964 – Christopher Titus, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Mark McGwire, American baseball player and coach
  • 1962 – Esai Morales, American actor
  • 1961 – Rico Constantino, American wrestler and manager
  • 1959 – Brian P. Cleary, American author and poet
  • 1955 – Howard Hewett, American R&B singer-songwriter
  • 1955 – Jeff Reardon, American baseball player
  • 1953 – Miguel Lopez, Salvadorian-American soccer player
  • 1953 – Pete Falcone, American baseball player
  • 1952 – Bob Myrick, American baseball player (d. 2012)
  • 1952 – Earl Slick, American rock guitarist and songwriter
  • 1950 – Mark Helias, American bassist and composer
  • 1950 – Randy Quaid, American actor
  • 1949 – Isaac Bonewits, American singer-songwriter, liturgist, and author (d. 2010)
  • 1948 – Cub Koda, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
  • 1947 – Buzz Capra, American baseball player and coach
  • 1947 – Dave Arneson, American game designer, co-created Dungeons & Dragons (d. 2009)
  • 1947 – Stephen Collins, American actor and director
  • 1946 – Tim O'Brien, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1945 – Donny Hathaway, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1979)
  • 1945 – Rod Carew, Panamanian-American baseball player and coach
  • 1943 – Jerry Martini, American saxophonist
  • 1942 – Herb Fame, American R&B singer
  • 1940 – Marc Savoy, American accordion player, created the Cajun accordion
  • 1940 – Phyllis Chesler, American feminist psychologist, and author of the best-seller, Women and Madness (1972)
  • 1939 – George Archer, American golfer (d. 2005)
  • 1938 – Mary McFadden, American fashion designer
  • 1938 – Stella Stevens, American actress and director
  • 1935 – Walter De Maria, American sculptor and drummer (d. 2013)
  • 1932 – Albert Collins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)
  • 1931 – Alan Wagner, American radio host and critic (d. 2007)
  • 1929 – Bonnie Owens, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1929 – Grady Chapman, American singer (d. 2011)
  • 1928 – George Peppard, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1927 – Sherman Glenn Finesilver, American lawyer and judge (d. 2006)
  • 1927 – Tom Bosley, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1924 – Bob Geigel, American wrestler and promoter (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Jimmy Carter, American lieutenant and politician, 39th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1924 – Roger Williams, American pianist (d. 2011)
  • 1924 – William Rehnquist, American lawyer and jurist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 2005)
  • 1922 – Chen-Ning Yang, Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1921 – James Whitmore, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1920 – David Herbert Donald, American historian and author (d. 2009)
  • 1920 – Walter Matthau, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1919 – Bob Boyd, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1915 – Jerome Bruner, American psychologist and author (d. 2016)
  • 1914 – Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, lawyer, and author, 12th Librarian of Congress (d. 2004)
  • 1913 – Harry Lookofsky, American violinist and producer (d. 1998)
  • 1911 – Irwin Kostal, American songwriter, screenwriter, and publisher (d. 1994)
  • 1910 – Bonnie Parker, American criminal (d. 1934)
  • 1909 – Sam Yorty, American captain and politician, 37th Mayor of Los Angeles (d. 1998)
  • 1903 – Vladimir Horowitz, Ukrainian-American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
  • 1899 – Ernest Haycox, American author (d. 1950)
  • 1896 – Ted Healy, American actor and singer-screenwriter (d. 1937)
  • 1893 – Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter (d. 1974)
  • 1885 – Louis Untermeyer, American poet, anthologist, critic (d. 1977)
  • 1881 – William Boeing, American engineer and businessman, founded the Boeing Company (d. 1956)
  • 1832 – Caroline Harrison, American educator, 24th First Lady of the United States (d. 1892)
  • 1832 – Henry Clay Work, American composer and songwriter (d. 1884)
  • 1808 – Mary Anna Custis Lee, American wife of Robert E. Lee (d. 1873)
  • 1730 – Richard Stockton, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1781)
  • 1712 – William Shippen, American physician and politician (d. 1801)
  • 1507 – Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect, designed the Church of the Gesù (d. 1573)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Dave Strader, American sportscaster (b. 1955)
  • 2015 – Don Edwards, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1915)
  • 2015 – Jacob Pressman, American rabbi and academic, co-founded American Jewish University (b. 1919)
  • 2014 – José Martínez, Cuban-American baseball player and coach (b. 1942)
  • 2013 – Arnold Burns, American lawyer and politician, 21st United States Deputy Attorney General (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Imero Fiorentino, American lighting designer (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Jim Rountree, American football player and coach (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Tom Clancy, American author (b. 1947)
  • 2012 – Mark R. Kravitz, American lawyer and judge (b. 1950)
  • 2008 – John Biddle, American cinematographer (b. 1925)
  • 2007 – Al Oerter, American discus thrower (b. 1936)
  • 2006 – Jerald Tanner, American author and activist (b. 1938)
  • 2004 – Richard Avedon, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2002 – Walter Annenberg, American publisher and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1908)
  • 1997 – Jerome H. Lemelson, American engineer and philanthropist (b. 1923)
  • 1990 – Curtis LeMay, American general (b. 1906)
  • 1986 – Archie League, American air traffic controller (b. 1907)
  • 1985 – E. B. White, American essayist and journalist (b. 1899)
  • 1984 – Walter Alston, American baseball player and manager (b. 1911)
  • 1975 – Al Jackson, Jr., American drummer, songwriter, and producer (b. 1935)
  • 1961 – Ludwig Bemelmans, Italian-American author and illustrator (b. 1898)
  • 1955 – Charles Christie, American film producer, founded Christie Film Company (b. 1880)
  • 1953 – John Marin, American painter (b. 1870)
  • 1885 – John Light Atlee, American physician and surgeon (b. 1799)
  • 1864 – Rose O'Neal Greenhow, American spy (b. 1817)
  • 1837 – Robert Clark, American politician (b. 1777)
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