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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

  • 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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