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Holidays and observances

  • Earliest day on which Make a Difference Day can fall, while October 28 is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Saturday in October (United States)

Events

  • 2013 – The Australian Capital Territory becomes the first Australian jurisdiction to legalize same-sex marriage with the Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013
  • 2008 – India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
  • 2001 – Grand Theft Auto III was released, popularizing a genre of open-world, action-adventure video games as well as spurring controversy around violence in video games.
  • 1983 – Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.
  • 1981 – The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) for its strike the previous August.
  • 1976 – Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs.
  • 1972 – Vietnam War: In Saigon, Henry Kissinger and South Vietnamese President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu meet to discuss a proposed cease-fire that had been worked out between Americans and North Vietnamese in Paris.
  • 1966 – The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go).
  • 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the Communist nation.
  • 1957 – Vietnam War: First United States casualties in Vietnam.
  • 1928 – Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.
  • 1879 – Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
  • 1878 – The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
  • 1875 – First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
  • 1836 – Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1797 – André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump from one thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris.
  • 1790 – Warriors of the Miami people under Chief Little Turtle defeat United States troops under General Josiah Harmar at the site of present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the Northwest Indian War.
  • 1777 – American Revolutionary War: American defenders of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River repulse repeated Hessian attacks in the Battle of Red Bank.

Births

  • 1992 – 21 Savage, American hip-hop artist
  • 1992 – Sofia Vassilieva, American actress
  • 1989 – Marco Restrepo, American musician
  • 1989 – Muhammad Wilkerson, American football player
  • 1985 – Zac Hanson, American singer-songwriter and drummer
  • 1982 – Heath Miller, American football player
  • 1981 – Michael Fishman, American actor and producer
  • 1978 – Dion Glover, American basketball player and coach
  • 1976 – Jon Foreman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1975 – Jesse Tyler Ferguson, American actor
  • 1974 – Jeff McInnis, American basketball player
  • 1974 – Tim Kinsella, American singer-songwriter
  • 1972 – D'Lo Brown, American wrestler and accountant
  • 1972 – Saffron Burrows, English-American actress
  • 1970 – Amy Redford, American actress, director, and producer
  • 1969 – Spike Jonze, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Jay Johnston, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Shelby Lynne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1968 – Stephanie Cutter, American lawyer and political consultant
  • 1967 – Carlos Mencia, Honduran-American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1965 – Otis Smith, American football player and coach
  • 1964 – TobyMac, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1963 – Brian Boitano, American figure skater
  • 1962 – Bob Odenkirk, American actor and comedian
  • 1961 – Barbara Potter, American tennis player
  • 1960 – Cris Kirkwood, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1960 – Darryl Jenifer, American bass player
  • 1959 – Marc Shaiman, American composer and songwriter
  • 1956 – Frank DiPino, American baseball player and coach
  • 1952 – Jeff Goldblum, American actor and producer
  • 1952 – Julie Dash, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1949 – Stiv Bators, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1990)
  • 1948 – Debbie Macomber, American author
  • 1947 – Deepak Chopra, Indian-American physician and author
  • 1947 – Haley Barbour, American lawyer and politician, 62nd Governor of Mississippi
  • 1946 – Eddie Brigati, American singer-songwriter
  • 1945 – Buzz Potamkin, American director and producer, founded Buzzco Associates (d. 2012)
  • 1945 – Leslie West, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1943 – Allen Coage, American-Canadian wrestler and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1943 – Catherine E. Coulson, American actress (d. 2015)
  • 1942 – Annette Funicello, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
  • 1941 – Charles Keating, English-American actor (d. 2014)
  • 1939 – Tony Roberts, American actor and singer
  • 1938 – Christopher Lloyd, American actor, comedian and producer
  • 1931 – Ann Rule, American police officer and author (d. 2015)
  • 1929 – Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)
  • 1928 – Clare Fischer, American pianist, composer and arranger (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – Robert Rauschenberg, American painter and illustrator (d. 2008)
  • 1925 – Slater Martin, American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – Timothy Leary, American psychologist and author (d. 1996)
  • 1919 – Kathleen Ankers, English-American actress and set designer (d. 2001)
  • 1918 – Lou Klein, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1976)
  • 1917 – Joan Fontaine, British-American actress (d. 2013)
  • 1913 – Robert Capa, Hungarian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1954)
  • 1912 – George N. Leighton, American soldier and judge
  • 1908 – John Gould, American journalist and author (d. 2003)
  • 1907 – Jimmie Foxx, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1967)
  • 1904 – Constance Bennett, American actress, singer, and producer (d. 1965)
  • 1903 – Curly Howard, American comedian and vaudevillian (d. 1952)
  • 1903 – George Wells Beadle, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
  • 1896 – Charles Glen King, American biochemist and academic (d. 1988)
  • 1887 – John Reed, American journalist and poet (d. 1920)
  • 1882 – N. C. Wyeth, American painter and illustrator (d. 1945)
  • 1881 – Clinton Davisson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
  • 1821 – Collis Potter Huntington, American businessman (d. 1900)
  • 1809 – Volney Howard, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, Texas Attorney General (d. 1889)
  • 1734 – Daniel Boone, American hunter and explorer (d. 1820)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Arnold Klein, American dermatologist and author (b. 1945)
  • 2015 – Joshua Wheeler, American sergeant (b. 1975)
  • 2015 – Murphy Anderson, American illustrator (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – John-Roger Hinkins, American religious leader and author (b. 1934)
  • 2013 – James Robinson Risner, American general and pilot (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – William Harrison, American author and screenwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Betty Binns Fletcher, American lawyer and judge (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Gabrielle Roth, American dancer, singer, and author (b. 1941)
  • 2009 – Don Lane, American-Australian actor, singer, and talk show host (b. 1933)
  • 2009 – Soupy Sales, American comedian and actor (b. 1926)
  • 2006 – Arthur Hill, Canadian-American actor (b. 1922)
  • 2005 – Arman, French-American painter and sculptor (b. 1928)
  • 2005 – Tony Adams, Irish-American actor and producer (b. 1953)
  • 2002 – Richard Helms, American intelligence agent and diplomat, 8th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1913)
  • 1995 – Mary Wickes, American actress and singer (b. 1910)
  • 1992 – Cleavon Little, American actor (b. 1939)
  • 1992 – Red Barber, American sportscaster (b. 1908)
  • 1989 – Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim (b. 1978)
  • 1988 – Cynthia Freeman, American author (b. 1915)
  • 1986 – Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian-American physiologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
  • 1986 – Jane Dornacker, American actress and singer (b. 1947)
  • 1982 – Richard Hugo, American poet (b. 1923)
  • 1969 – Tommy Edwards, American singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
  • 1934 – Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (b. 1904)
  • 1917 – Bob Fitzsimmons, English-American boxer (b. 1863)
  • 1883 – Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American soldier and author (b. 1818)
  • 1755 – Elisha Williams, American minister, academic, and jurist (b. 1694)
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