October 1 Events in History - October 1 Birthdays - October 1 Deaths
2014 Julia Pierson, the first female director of the U.S. Secret Service, resigns after an 18-month tenure during which several security breaches occurred, including the recent daytime intrusion of the White House by a man armed with a knife
2014 The Mexican government captures Hector Beltran Leyva, head of a family-run crime organization primarily involved in drug trafficking
2013 A partial shutdown of government agencies occurs after the U.S. House and Senate files to agree on a spending bill to keep government operations running
2013 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro expels three U.S. diplomats, accusing them of 'economic conspiracy' related to a power-grid shutdown
2012 Mohamed Yousef el-Magariaf, Chairman of Libya's legislative authority, the General National Congress, says al-Qaeda elements who fought with rebels in Libya's civil war number "up to 200" in Libya
2012 Japan appoints its new finance minister, Koriki Jojima, and Seiji Maehara as its new minister of national strategy and economic policy
2011 Heavy fighting continues in Libya's heavily besieged city of Sirte; growing fears of humanitarian disaster builds
2011 China asks Myanmar to protect Chinese corporate interests after Burma's President Thein Sein shut down the Myitsone Dam project
2010 The first dedicated 3D TV channel in Europe, Sky 3D, launches in the UK
2010 Scientists announce the discovery of Inkayacu, an extinct genus of prehistoric penguin that lived in the Late Eocene period
1997 Carolina Hurricanes 1st game vs Tampa Bay Lightning
1995 Bermuda begins using new area code 441
1995 Gail Graham wins FieldCrest Cannon/Carolina LPGA Golf Classic
1995 Indians set record of 30 game lead over 2nd place team
1995 Mike Mussina tosses Balt's 5th consecutive shutout 4-0 win over Tigers
1995 New York Yankees win 1st baseball wildcard ever
1995 Rockies are 1st team to make postseason before 7th year in existence
1994 Boon completes his 19th Test century (114 vs. Pak, Karachi)
1994 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic
1994 South African President Nelson Mandela visits U.S.
1994 Stanley Betrian sworn in as leader of Curaeao
1993 Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1992 "Oba Oba '93" opens at Marquis Theater New York City for 22 performances
1992 Cartoon Cable Network premieres
1992 Greater Pittsburgh International Airport opens
1992 Ross Perot re-enters presidental race
1991 Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network on WJFK-AM
1990 10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda
1990 Meteorite explodes above Pacific Ocean
1990 President Bush at U.N., condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait
1990 Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy
1989 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1989 Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle
1989 Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
1989 U.S. issues a stamp, labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus
1989 Batting titles decided on final day Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336, Gwynn's 3-for-4 edges Will Clark .336 to .333
1988 Bradley Center in Milwaukee opens
1988 Lowest batting avg for NL champion (Tony Gwynn .313)
1988 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes president of Soviet Union
1988 Robert Englund, actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth
1987 "Roza" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 12 performances
1987 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA
1987 Fiji's constitution is suspended
1986 President Carter's presidential library dedicated in Atlanta
1985 Israeli air raid on PLO-headquarter at Tunis, 68 killed
1984 Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus
1984 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball
1983 Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia crowned Miss Teen of America
1982 EPCOT Center opens in Orlando, Florida
1982 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1982 West Germany's Parliament ousts Helmut Schmidt for Helmut Kohl
1981 J Chodorov/N Panama's "Talent for Murder," premieres in London
1981 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1980 Cosmonauts Ryumin and Popov break space endurance record of 176 days
1979 Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes president
1979 Pope John Paul II begins visit of US
1979 RKO radio network begins operation
1979 U.S. returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years
1978 Comoros adopts constitution
1978 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
1978 Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) declares independence from U.K.
1978 Yankees lose 9-2 to Indians forcing a playoff game with Red Sox
1977 Brazilian soccer great Pele' retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games
1977 Department Of Energy established
1977 Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame
1977 Peter Schats opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam
1977 Yankees win 2nd consecutive AL East title
1976 1st Dutch casino opens
1975 Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
1975 Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"
1975 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Joe Frazier in Manilla
1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1975 Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production
1974 Watergate cover-up trial opens in Washington D.C.
1973 Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager
1973 U.S.S.R.-West Germany gas tunnel opens
1972 "Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 164 performances
1972 1st games of World Hockey Association
1972 2nd New York City Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41
1972 3rd New York City Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52
1972 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
1971 Joseph Luns becomes Secretary-General of NATO
1971 Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens
1970 63 arrest in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano Italy
1970 Last game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phils-2 Expos-1
1969 Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier
1969 Guernsey and Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps
1969 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1968 "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
1967 KBFI (now KDAF) TV channel 33 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (IND) begins
1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open
1967 Pink FLoyd's 1st U.S. tour (arrives in New York City)
1966 Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases "The Times"
1966 WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins
1965 Failed coup under Lieutenant Colonel Untung in Indonesia
1965 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1964 1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio on Bonaire
1964 2nd Dutch televisienet begins broadcastings
1964 Free Speech Movement launched at University of California, Berkley
1964 San Francisco cable cars declared a national landmark
1964 WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, Puerto Rico begins broadcasting
1964 WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, Puerto Rico (NBC) begins broadcasting
1964 WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
1963 1st time since 1910 no AL player, played in every game
1963 Nigeria becomes a republic within Commonwealth
1962 Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)
1962 Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977
1962 James Meredith became 1st black at University of Mississippi
1962 Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests
1962 Lucy Show premieres
1962 SF beats Dodgers, 8-0 in 1st of best-of-3 NL playoff
1962 U.N. gives Netherlands control of New-Guinea
1962 U.S. National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope
1962 WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 A believed extinct volcanco erupts in Tristan da Cunha
1961 East and West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon
1961 KGIN TV channel 11 in Grand Island, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open
1961 Premiere of Dmitri Shostakovitsch' 12nd Symphony
1961 Roger Maris sets record of 61 home runs off of Tracy Stallard
1961 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 WOLO TV channel 25 in Columbia, South Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
1961 WYAH TV channel 27 in Portsmouth, Virginia (IND) begins broadcasting
1960 14th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 2-1 at Montreal
1960 KCBY TV channel 11 in Coos Bay, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1960 Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1960 South Korean troops cross 38th parallel into North Korea
1959 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature a New York team (LA vs Chic)
1958 Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia
1958 Vanguard Project transferred from military to NASA
1957 B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of U.S.S.R. attack
1956 Johnny Heckmann rides 7 winners at Chicago Hawthorne Horse track
1956 Zestienhoven airport at Rotterdam official opens
1955 "Honeymooners" premieres
1955 Piet Lieftinck becomes director v/h IMF (World bank)
1955 WORA TV channel 5 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (TCI) begins broadcasting
1954 British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation
1953 Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
1953 KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, California (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, Tennessee (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WREX TV channel 13 in Rockford, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
1952 Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
1952 Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion)
1951 1st Giant-Dodgers playoff game, Giants win 3-1
1951 1st treaty signed by woman ambassador-Eugenie Anderson
1951 24th Infantry Regiment, last all-black military unit, deactivated
1950 Phillies win NL pennant on last day of season (10th inning home run)
1950 South Korean troops exceed 38 degrees latitude
1950 Browns lose to Giants, setting club record for fewest points scored by both teams (tied in 1979), New York 6, Cleveland 0
1949 People's Rep of China proclaimed by Mao Tse-tung (National Day)
1949 Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on island of Formosa
1948 California Supreme Court voids state statue banning interracial marriages
1948 Radio Denmark begins transmitting
1947 1st helicopter air mail and express service
1947 NHL Pension Society founded
1947 U.S. control of Haitian customs and governmental revenue ends
1947 William Wister Haines' "Command Decision," premieres in New York City
1946 12 war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg
1946 1st NL playoffs, Dodgers vs Cards (St. Louis wins 2 games to 0)
1946 Bob Feller 348th strikeout of season
1945 Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army
1945 U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) disbands
1944 Newspaper editor Alejandro Cordova assassinated in Guatemala
1944 St. Louis Browns win their only AL pennant
1943 Allied forces captured Naples during WW II
1943 Averell Harriman named U.S. ambassador to Moscow
1943 Germans attack Jews in Denmark
1943 King's Dragon Guards liberates suburbs of Naples
1942 Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, 1st U.S. jet, makes maiden flight
1942 Little Golden Books (children books) begins publishing
1941 D Sjostakovitch plane evacuated in Moscow
1941 H Martin/R Blanes musical "Best Foot Forward," premieres in New York City
1941 Yankees beat Dodgers 3-2 at Yankee Stadium in opener of World Series
1940 Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens
1939 Churchill calls Soviets "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"
1938 Cubs clinch NL pennant
1938 Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia)
1937 Pullman Co formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
1936 Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain
1934 Adolph Hitler expands German army and Navy and creates an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles
1933 Antwerp Sports arena opens
1933 Packers make 5 1st downs, Giants make 0, but still win 10-7
1933 Washington Senator coach Nick Altrock plays in a game at age 57
1932 NHL readmits Ottawa and drops Pittsburgh
1932 Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists
1932 World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points and hits next pitch into center field bleachers
1931 Spanish Cortes accept general female suffrage
1931 World Series is a rematch as A's seek 3rd straight title vs Cards
1930 Soccer team WHC forms
1930 World Series opens at Phila's Shibe Park, Philadelphia A's beat St. Louis 5-2
1928 Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium bicycled 76 miles 504 yards in 1 hour
1928 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 15m (46:49.6)
1928 U.S.S.R. launches its 1st 5 year plan
1927 Pirates clinch NL pennant with a 9-6 win over Reds
1924 Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia)
1924 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) and 5 mile (24:06.2)
1924 Landis bans Giants Jimmy O'Connell and Cozy Dolan from World Series after they admit an attempt to bribe Phils shortstop Heinie Sand
1922 Former Chicago Staleys play 1st NFL game as Chicago Bears, win 6-0
1922 Rogers Hornsby's 3-for-5 ups avg to .401
1921 WJZ, Newark New Jersey begins broadcasting
1920 Dutch law provides for an 8 hour working day
1919 World Series begins as a best of 9 affair, White Sox intentionally throw this series to satisfy gamblers (Black Sox Scandal)
1912 Yankees lose game #100 en route to a 50-102 season
1911 United Dutch Diamond workers get 8-hour day
1910 Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)
1910 Explosion at Los Angeles Times kills 21
1910 Regina Rugby Club's 1st game, losing to Moose Jaw Tigers, 16-6
1908 1st Dutch electric railway in use (Rotterdam-The Hague)
1908 Henry Ford introduces Model T car
1908 Jack Chesbro's final Yankee victory, beats Walter Johnson 2-1
1907 Plaza Hotel (5th Av and 59th Str, New York) opens
1906 Hugh Jennings resigns as Baltimore manager to take over at Detroit in 1907
1904 JB van Heutsz becomes Governor-General of Netherland Indies
1904 Netherlands and Portugal lay down bounderies splitting Timor
1903 1st baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates vs Americans Pilgrims (Red Sox)
1898 Dutch railway Alkmaar-Receiver opens
1898 Henry Huntington buys LA Railway
1898 Jews are expelled from Kiev, Russia
1896 Sherlock Holmes adventure "Veiled Lodger" takes place
1896 Yosemite becomes a National Park
1895 Romanians in Costantinople massacred
1894 Civic organization, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben founded in Omaha, Nebraska
1893 3rd worst hurricane in U.S. history kills 1,800 (Mississippi)
1892 University of Chicago opens
1890 Congress creates Weather Bureau
1890 Yosemite National Park forms
1889 Soccer team HFC Haarlem forms
1889 Washington voters adopt state constitution in referendum
1888 National Geographic magazine publishes for 1st time
1886 U.S. Mint at Carson City, Nevada closes
1885 Special delivery mail service begins in US
1880 John Philip Sousa becomes new director of U.S. Marine Corps Band
1879 Cincinnati Enquirer publishes 1st report on baseball reserve clause
1874 Rotterdam opens drink water pipes
1871 General Dutch Werkliedenverbond (ANWV), forms in Utrecht
1869 1st postcards are issued (Vienna)
1868 1st edition of Maasbode published
1867 Karl Marx' "Das Kapital," published
1866 Dutch Eindhoven-Venlo railway opens
1864 Cyclone strikes Calcutta: 70,000 killed
1864 John S Staples is paid $500 as a substitute for President Lincoln
1863 5 Russian warships welcomed in New York City
1863 Dutch Breda-Tilburg railway opens
1851 1st Hawaiian stamps issued
1847 Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet
1838 Civil Code enforced (- Jan 1, 1992)
1837 "Racer's" Hurricane (Gulf of Mexico)
1837 Treaty with Winnebago Indians
1833 Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero, Argentina
1830 General Trade Journal newspaper begins publishing in Amsterdam
1801 England and France signs Preliminary of London
1800 Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty
1795 France annexes Southern Netherlands
1791 1st session of new French legislative assembly
1791 Dutch prince Willem Frederik marries his niece princess Frederika Louise Wilhelmina of Prussia
1768 English troops under general Gauge lands in Boston
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France
1705 Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rakoczi becomes king
1688 Prince Willem III accept invitation of English crown to occupy
1670 Battle at Simbirsk a/d Wolga: Russian army beats Boers
1661 Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James
1657 Treaty of Raalte: Willem II no longer viceroy of Overijssel
1653 Russian parliament accepts annexation of Ukraine
1632 Battle at Castelnaudary: Duke Henri de Montmorency's rebel army loses
1606 Spanish troops under Spinola occupies fort Rhine birch
1574 Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers
1569 Duke of Norfolk arrested
1529 Meeting between Maarten Luther and Huldrych Zwingli
1273 Earl Rudolf van Habsburg becomes Roman Catholics-German king
965 John XIII Crescentii elected to succeed Pope Leo VIII
704 Aengibald gives away bishop Willibrord estate in Waalre