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Thursday 4 October 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Cinnamon Roll Day (Sweden)

Events

  • In 2017 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for "developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution".
  • The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and John M. Kosterlitz for discoveries relating to exotic quantum states of matter and topological order.
  • 2004 – SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the first private craft to fly into space.
  • 1985 – The Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, United States.
  • 1965 – Pope Paul VI arrives in New York City, the first Pope to visit the Americas.
  • 1957 – Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
  • 1904 – IFK Göteborg was founded in Café Olivedal in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 1895 – The first U.S. Open Men's Golf Championship administered by the United States Golf Association is played at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • 1883 – First meeting of the Boys' Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 1883 – First run of the Orient Express.
  • 1876 – Texas A&M University opens as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, becoming the first public institution of higher education in Texas.
  • 1795 – Napoleon Bonaparte first rises to national prominence by suppressing armed counter-revolutionary rioters threatening the National Convention.
  • 1597 – The first Guale uprising begins against the Spanish missions in Georgia.
  • 1535 – The first complete English-language Bible (the Coverdale Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale.

Births

  • 1989 – Dakota Johnson, American model and actress
  • 1988 – Derrick Rose, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Melissa Benoist, American actress and singer
  • 1983 – Chansi Stuckey, American football player
  • 1983 – Kurt Suzuki, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Jered Weaver, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Tony Gwynn, Jr., American baseball player
  • 1980 – James Jones, American basketball player
  • 1980 – Sarah Fisher, American race car driver
  • 1979 – Rachael Leigh Cook, American actress
  • 1978 – Kyle Lohse, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Phillip Glasser, American actor and producer
  • 1976 – Alicia Silverstone, American actress, producer, and author
  • 1972 – Kurt Thomas, American basketball player
  • 1968 – Tim Wise, American activist and author
  • 1967 – Liev Schreiber, American actor and director
  • 1965 – Micky Ward, American boxer
  • 1965 – Skip Heller, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1965 – Steve Olin, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1964 – Tom Jager, American swimmer
  • 1963 – A. C. Green, American basketball player
  • 1962 – Jon Secada, Cuban-American singer-songwriter
  • 1960 – Joe Boever, American baseball player
  • 1958 – Barbara Kooyman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1957 – Bill Fagerbakke, American actor
  • 1957 – Russell Simmons, American businessman, founded Def Jam Recordings and Phat Farm
  • 1956 – Charlie Leibrandt, American baseball player
  • 1956 – Sherri Turner, American golfer
  • 1952 – Anita DeFrantz, American rower and sports administrator
  • 1952 – Jody Stephens, American rock drummer (Big Star; Golden Smog)
  • 1949 – Armand Assante, American actor and producer
  • 1949 – Stephen Gyllenhaal, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1948 – Duke Robillard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1948 – Linda McMahon, American businesswoman and politician
  • 1947 – Jim Fielder, American bass player
  • 1946 – Chuck Hagel, American sergeant and politician, 24th United States Secretary of Defense
  • 1946 – Larry Clapp, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1946 – Michael Mullen, American admiral
  • 1946 – Susan Sarandon, American actress and activist
  • 1945 – Clifton Davis, American singer-songwriter, actor, and minister
  • 1944 – Eddie Gómez, Puerto Rican-American bass player
  • 1944 – Tony La Russa, American baseball player and manager
  • 1943 – H. Rap Brown, American activist
  • 1943 – Jimy Williams, American baseball player and manager
  • 1942 – Bernice Johnson Reagon, American singer-songwriter
  • 1942 – Christopher Stone, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1942 – Karl W. Richter, American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1967)
  • 1941 – Anne Rice, American author
  • 1941 – Karen Cushman, American author
  • 1941 – Robert Wilson, American director and playwright
  • 1941 – Roy Blount, Jr., American humorist and journalist
  • 1940 – Alberto Vilar, American businessman and philanthropist
  • 1940 – Steve Swallow, American bass player and composer
  • 1938 – Norman D. Wilson, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1937 – David Crocker, American philosopher and academic
  • 1937 – Gail Gilmore, Canadian-American actress and dancer (d. 2014)
  • 1937 – Jackie Collins, English-American author and actress (d. 2015)
  • 1937 – Lloyd Green, American steel guitar player
  • 1934 – Sam Huff, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1931 – Richard Rorty, American philosopher and author (d. 2007)
  • 1929 – John E. Mack, American psychiatrist and author (d. 2004)
  • 1929 – Leroy Van Dyke, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1929 – Scotty Beckett, American actor and singer (d. 1968)
  • 1928 – Alvin Toffler, German-American journalist and author (d. 2016)
  • 1928 – Torben Ulrich, Danish-American tennis player
  • 1927 – Wolf Kahn, American painter and academic
  • 1926 – Raymond Watson, American businessman (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – Roger Wood, Belgian-American journalist (d. 2012)
  • 1924 – Donald J. Sobol, American soldier and author (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Charlton Heston, American actor, director and gun rights activist (d. 2008)
  • 1922 – Don Lenhardt, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Malcolm Baldrige, Jr., American businessman and politician, 26th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1987)
  • 1922 – Shin Kyuk-ho, South Korean-Japanese businessman, founded Lotte Group
  • 1916 – George Sidney, American director and producer (d. 2002)
  • 1916 – Jan Murray, American comedian, actor, and game show host (d. 2006)
  • 1914 – Brendan Gill, American journalist and essayist (d. 1997)
  • 1910 – Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player and coach (d. 2002)
  • 1906 – Mary Celine Fasenmyer, American mathematician (d. 1996)
  • 1903 – John Vincent Atanasoff, American physicist and academic, invented the Atanasoff–Berry computer (d. 1995)
  • 1895 – Buster Keaton, American film actor, director, and producer (d. 1966)
  • 1892 – Robert Lawson, American author and illustrator (d. 1957)
  • 1890 – Alan L. Hart, American physician and author (d. 1962)
  • 1888 – Lucy Tayiah Eads, American tribal chief (d. 1961)
  • 1880 – Damon Runyon, American newspaperman and short story writer. (d. 1946)
  • 1876 – Florence Eliza Allen, American mathematician and suffrage activist (d. 1960)
  • 1862 – Edward Stratemeyer, American author and publisher (d. 1930)
  • 1861 – Frederic Remington, American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 1909)
  • 1861 – Walter Rauschenbusch, American pastor and theologian (d. 1918)
  • 1835 – Jenny Twitchell Kempton, American opera singer and educator (d. 1921)
  • 1822 – Rutherford B. Hayes, American general, lawyer, and politician, 19th President of the United States (d. 1893)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Dave Pike, American vibraphone player and songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2015 – Neal Walk, American basketball player (b. 1948)
  • 2015 – William A. Culpepper, American general, lawyer, and judge (b. 1916)
  • 2014 – Jewel Joseph Newman, American sergeant and politician (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Nicholas Oresko, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1917)
  • 2011 – Doris Belack, American actress (b. 1926)
  • 2005 – Stanley K. Hathaway, American lawyer and politician, 40th United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1924)
  • 2004 – Gordon Cooper, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1927)
  • 2003 – Sid McMath, American lawyer and politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (b. 1912)
  • 2001 – Blaise Alexander, American race car driver (b. 1976)
  • 2001 – John Collins, American guitarist (b. 1913)
  • 1999 – Art Farmer, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1928)
  • 1994 – Danny Gatton, American guitarist (b. 1945)
  • 1981 – Freddie Lindstrom, American baseball player and coach (b. 1905)
  • 1980 – Pyotr Masherov, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Byelorussia (b. 1918)
  • 1975 – Joan Whitney Payson, American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1903)
  • 1974 – Anne Sexton, American poet and author (b. 1928)
  • 1970 – Janis Joplin, American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 1951 – Henrietta Lacks, American medical patient (b. 1920)
  • 1946 – Barney Oldfield, American race car driver and actor (b. 1878)
  • 1944 – Al Smith, American lawyer and politician, 42nd Governor of New York (b. 1873)
  • 1904 – Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor, designed the Statue of Liberty (b. 1834)
  • 1890 – Catherine Booth, English theologian and saint, co-founded The Salvation Army (b. 1829)
  • 1867 – Francis Xavier Seelos, German-American priest and missionary (b. 1819)
  • 1859 – Karl Baedeker, German publisher, founded Baedeker (b. 1801)
  • 1852 – James Whitcomb, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Indiana (b. 1795)
  • 1821 – John Rennie the Elder, Scottish engineer, designed the Waterloo Bridge (b. 1761)
  • 1680 – Pierre-Paul Riquet, French engineer, designed the Canal du Midi (b. 1609)
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