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Thursday 12 October 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Discovery Day (The Bahamas, Colombia)
  • Discovery of America by Columbus-related observances (see also October 8): - Columbus Day (Honduras)
  • Freethought Day (United States)

Events

  • 1984 – American actor Jon-Erik Hexum accidentally shoots himself with a prop gun. He dies six days later.
  • 1979 – The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the first of five books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction series by Douglas Adams is published.
  • 1970 – Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas
  • 1964 – The Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew and the first flight without space suits.
  • 1963 – After nearly 23 years of imprisonment, Reverend Walter Ciszek, a Jesuit missionary, was released from the Soviet Union.
  • 1945 – World War II: Desmond Doss is the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.
  • 1928 – An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children's Hospital, Boston.
  • 1917 – World War I: The First Battle of Passchendaele takes place resulting in the largest single day loss of life in New Zealand history.
  • 1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus's voyage.
  • 1849 – The city of Manizales, Colombia is founded by 'The Expedition of the 20'.
  • 1847 – German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens & Halske, which later becomes Siemens AG.
  • 1823 – Charles Macintosh of Scotland sells the first raincoat.
  • 1810 – First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
  • 1799 – Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse becomes the first woman to jump from a balloon with a parachute, from an altitude of 900 metres (3,000 ft).
  • 1793 – The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state university building in the United States, is laid on the campus of the University of North Carolina.
  • 1792 – The first celebration of Columbus Day is held in New York City.
  • 1773 – America's first insane asylum opens.
  • 1113 – The city of Oradea is first mentioned under the Latin name Varadinum ("vár" means fortress in Hungarian).

Births

  • 2002 – Iris Apatow, American actress
  • 1994 – Olivia Smoliga, American swimmer
  • 1992 – Josh Hutcherson, American actor and producer
  • 1985 – Michelle Carter, American shot putter
  • 1981 – Giuseppe Lanzone, American rower
  • 1979 – Jordan Pundik, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1977 – Bode Miller, American skier
  • 1977 – Cristie Kerr, American golfer
  • 1975 – Marion Jones, American basketball player and runner
  • 1972 – Neriah Davis, American model and actress
  • 1971 – Bronzell Miller, American football player and actor (d. 2013)
  • 1971 – Tony Fiore, American baseball player
  • 1970 – Charlie Ward, American basketball player and coach
  • 1970 – Kirk Cameron, American actor, screenwriter, and Christian evangelical/anti-evolution activist
  • 1970 – Tanyon Sturtze, American baseball player
  • 1969 – José Valentín, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1969 – Martie Maguire, American singer-songwriter, violinist, and producer
  • 1968 – Bill Auberlen, American race car driver
  • 1968 – Leon Lett, American football player
  • 1967 – Becky Iverson, American golfer
  • 1966 – Brenda Romero, American game designer
  • 1965 – Scott O'Grady, American captain and pilot
  • 1962 – Carlos Bernard, American actor and director
  • 1962 – Chris Botti, American trumpet player and composer
  • 1962 – Deborah Foreman, American actress and photographer
  • 1960 – Steve Lowery, American golfer
  • 1959 – Anna Escobedo Cabral, American lawyer and politician, 42nd Treasurer of the United States
  • 1958 – Jeff Keith, American rock singer-songwriter (Tesla)
  • 1958 – Steve Austria, American lawyer and politician
  • 1955 – Pat DiNizio, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1954 – Michael Roe, American, singer, songwriter, and record producer
  • 1951 – Ed Royce, American businessman and politician
  • 1951 – Sally Little, South African-American golfer
  • 1950 – Dave Freudenthal, American economist and politician, 31st Governor of Wyoming
  • 1950 – Susan Anton, American actress and model
  • 1947 – Chris Wallace, American journalist
  • 1945 – Dusty Rhodes, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2015)
  • 1942 – Melvin Franklin, American soul bass singer (The Temptations) (d. 1995)
  • 1937 – Robert Mangold, American painter
  • 1935 – Sam Moore, American soul singer-songwriter (Sam & Dave)
  • 1935 – Tony Kubek, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1934 – James "Sugar Boy" Crawford, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2012)
  • 1934 – Richard Meier, American architect, designed the Getty Center and City Tower
  • 1932 – Dick Gregory, American comedian, actor, and author (d. 2017)
  • 1932 – Ned Jarrett, American race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1929 – Nappy Brown, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1929 – Robert Coles, American psychologist, author, and academic
  • 1928 – Al Held, American painter and academic (d. 2005)
  • 1923 – Goody Petronelli, American boxer, trainer, and manager (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Jean Nidetch, American businesswoman, co-founded Weight Watchers (d. 2015)
  • 1922 – William H. Sullivan, American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Philippines (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Art Clokey, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor, created Gumby (d. 2010)
  • 1919 – Doris Miller, American chef and soldier (d. 1943)
  • 1916 – Alice Childress, American actress and playwright (d. 1994)
  • 1916 – Lock Martin, American actor (d. 1959)
  • 1914 – John E. Hodge, African-American chemist (d. 1996)
  • 1910 – Malcolm Renfrew, American chemist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1910 – Robert Fitzgerald, American poet, critic, and translator (d. 1985)
  • 1908 – Ann Petry, American novelist (d. 1997)
  • 1908 – Paul Engle, American novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1991)
  • 1906 – Joe Cronin, American baseball player and manager (d. 1984)
  • 1906 – John Murray, American playwright and producer (d. 1984)
  • 1904 – Lester Dent, American journalist and author (d. 1959)
  • 1903 – Josephine Hutchinson, American actress (d. 1998)
  • 1893 – Velvalee Dickinson, American spy (d. 1980)
  • 1878 – Truxtun Hare, American football player and hammer thrower (d. 1956)
  • 1874 – Jimmy Burke, American baseball player and manager (d. 1942)
  • 1868 – August Horch, German engineer and businessman, founded Audi (d. 1951)
  • 1860 – Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American engineer and businessman, co-invented the gyrocompass (d. 1930)
  • 1840 – Helena Modjeska, Polish-American actress (d. 1909)
  • 1815 – William J. Hardee, American general (d. 1873)
  • 1710 – Jonathan Trumbull, American colonel and politician, 16th Governor of Connecticut (d. 1785)
  • 1576 – Thomas Dudley, English-American soldier and politician, 3rd Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (d. 1653)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Joan Leslie, American actress, dancer, and vaudevillian (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Ali Mazrui, Kenyan-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – George Herbig, American astronomer and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Malcolm Renfrew, American chemist and academic (b. 1910)
  • 2013 – Oscar Hijuelos, American author and academic (b. 1951)
  • 2012 – Norm Grabowski, American hot rod builder and actor (b. 1933)
  • 2011 – Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist, created the C programming language (b. 1941)
  • 2011 – Patricia Breslin, American actress (b. 1931)
  • 2010 – Belva Plain, American author (b. 1919)
  • 2010 – Woody Peoples, American football player (b. 1943)
  • 2009 – Dickie Peterson American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1948)
  • 2007 – Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect, designed the Nakagin Capsule Tower (b. 1934)
  • 2005 – C. Delores Tucker, American activist and politician (b. 1927)
  • 2003 – Bill Shoemaker, American jockey (b. 1931)
  • 2003 – Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
  • 2002 – Ray Conniff, American bandleader and composer (b. 1916)
  • 1999 – Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player and coach (b. 1936)
  • 1998 – Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (b. 1976)
  • 1997 – John Denver, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1943)
  • 1996 – René Lacoste, French tennis player and fashion designer, co-founded Lacoste (b. 1904)
  • 1993 – Leon Ames, American actor (b. 1902)
  • 1991 – Regis Toomey, American actor (b. 1898)
  • 1989 – Jay Ward, American animator, producer, and screenwriter, founded Jay Ward Productions (b. 1920)
  • 1988 – Coby Whitmore, American painter and illustrator (b. 1913)
  • 1987 – Alf Landon, American lieutenant and politician, 26th Governor of Kansas (b. 1887)
  • 1985 – Johnny Olson, American radio host and game show announcer (b. 1910)
  • 1985 – Ricky Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1953)
  • 1971 – Dean Acheson, American lawyer and politician, 51st United States Secretary of State (b. 1893)
  • 1971 – Gene Vincent, American musician (b. 1935)
  • 1970 – Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky, Russian-American illustrator and painter (b. 1891)
  • 1958 – Gordon Griffith, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)
  • 1954 – George Welch, American soldier and pilot (b. 1918)
  • 1946 – Joseph Stilwell, American general (b. 1883)
  • 1940 – Tom Mix, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1880)
  • 1914 – Margaret E. Knight, American inventor (b. 1838)
  • 1898 – Calvin Fairbank, American minister and activist (b. 1816)
  • 1870 – Robert E. Lee, American general (b. 1807)
  • 1565 – Jean Ribault, French-American lieutenant and navigator (b. 1520)
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