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4th of October 0610 EVENT Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas and becomes Emperor.
4th of October 0663 EVENT The battle of Baekgang begins. (Traditional Chinese date: August 28, 663).
4th of October 1209 EVENT Otto IV is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Innocent III.
4th of October 1227 EVENT Assassination of Caliph al-Adil.
4th of October 1363 EVENT End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, in one of the largest naval battles in history.
4th of October 1511 EVENT Formation of the Holy League of Ferdinand II of Aragon, the Papal States and the Republic of Venice against France.
4th of October 1535 EVENT The first complete English-language Bible (the Coverdale Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.
4th of October 1582 EVENT Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
4th of October 1636 EVENT The Swedish Army defeats the armies of Saxony and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Wittstock.
4th of October 1693 EVENT Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
4th of October 1725 EVENT Foundation of Rosario in Argentina.
4th of October 1777 EVENT Battle of Germantown: Troops under George Washington are repelled by British troops under Sir William Howe.
4th of October 1779 EVENT The Fort Wilson Riot takes place.
4th of October 1795 EVENT Napoleon Bonaparte first rises to national prominence with a "Whiff of Grapeshot", using cannon to suppress armed counter-revolutionary rioters threatening the French Legislature (National Convention).
4th of October 1824 EVENT Mexico adopts a new constitution and becomes a federal republic.
4th of October 1830 EVENT Creation of the state of Belgium after separation from The Netherlands.
4th of October 1853 EVENT Crimean War: The Ottoman Empire declares war on Russia.
4th of October 1876 EVENT Texas A&M University opens as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, becoming the first public institution of higher education in Texas.
4th of October 1883 EVENT First run of the Orient Express.
4th of October 1883 EVENT First meeting of the Boys' Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
4th of October 1895 EVENT 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.
4th of October 1918 EVENT An explosion kills more than 100 and destroys the T.A. Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant in Sayreville, New Jersey. Fires and explosions continue for three days forcing massive evacuations and spreading ordnance over a wide area, pieces of which were still being found in 2007.
4th of October 1927 EVENT Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
4th of October 1940 EVENT Meeting between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini at the Brenner Pass.
4th of October 1941 EVENT Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
4th of October 1943 EVENT World War II: U.S. captures Solomon Islands.
4th of October 1957 EVENT Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
4th of October 1957 EVENT Space Race: Launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
4th of October 1958 EVENT Fifth Republic of France is established.
4th of October 1960 EVENT Eastern Air Lines Flight 375, a Lockheed L-188 Electra, crashes after a bird strike on takeoff from Boston's Logan International Airport, killing 62 of 72 on board.
4th of October 1965 EVENT Becoming the first Pope to ever visit the United States of America and the Western hemisphere, Pope Paul VI arrives in New York.
4th of October 1966 EVENT Basutoland becomes independent from the United Kingdom and is renamed Lesotho.
4th of October 1967 EVENT Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
4th of October 1976 EVENT Official launch of the Intercity 125 High Speed Train (HST).
4th of October 1983 EVENT Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 mph (1,019 km/h), driving Thrust 2 at the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
4th of October 1985 EVENT Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, United States.
4th of October 1988 EVENT U.S. televangelist Jim Bakker is indicted for fraud.
4th of October 1991 EVENT The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
4th of October 1992 EVENT The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.
4th of October 1992 EVENT El Al Flight 1862: an El Al Boeing 747-258F crashes into two apartment buildings in Amsterdam, killing 43 including 39 on the ground.
4th of October 1993 EVENT Russian Constitutional Crisis: In Moscow, tanks bombard the White House, a government building that housed the Russian parliament, while demonstrators against President Boris Yeltsin rally outside.
4th of October 1997 EVENT The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken.
4th of October 2001 EVENT Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.
4th of October 2001 EVENT NATO confirms invocation of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.
4th of October 2003 EVENT Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel: 21 Israelis, Jews and Arabs, are killed, and 51 others wounded.
4th of October 2004 EVENT SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the first private craft to fly into space.
4th of October 1160 BIRTHDAY Alys, Countess of the Vexin, daughter of Louis VII of France (d. 1220)
4th of October 1276 BIRTHDAY Margaret of Brabant, Queen of Germany (d. 1311)
4th of October 1289 BIRTHDAY King Louis X of France (d. 1316)
4th of October 1331 BIRTHDAY James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde (d. 1382)
4th of October 1379 BIRTHDAY King Henry III of Castile (d. 1406)
4th of October 1515 BIRTHDAY Lucas Cranach the Younger, German painter (d. 1586)
4th of October 1542 BIRTHDAY Robert Bellarmine, Italian saint (d. 1621)
4th of October 1550 BIRTHDAY King Charles IX of Sweden (d. 1611)
4th of October 1562 BIRTHDAY Christian S?rensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (d. 1647)
4th of October 1570 BIRTHDAY Peter Pazmany, Hungarian cardinal (d. 1637)
4th of October 1585 BIRTHDAY Anna of Tyrol, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1618)
4th of October 1625 BIRTHDAY Jacqueline Pascal, French child prodigy (d. 1661)
4th of October 1626 BIRTHDAY Richard Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland (d. 1712)
4th of October 1657 BIRTHDAY Francesco Solimena, Italian painter (d. 1747)
4th of October 1720 BIRTHDAY Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian artist (d. 1778)
4th of October 1723 BIRTHDAY Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, German entomologist (d. 1798)
4th of October 1759 BIRTHDAY Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician (d. 1803)
4th of October 1787 BIRTHDAY Francois Guizot, French statesman (d. 1874)
4th of October 1807 BIRTHDAY Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician (d. 1864)
4th of October 1814 BIRTHDAY Jean-Francois Millet, French painter (d. 1875)
4th of October 1822 BIRTHDAY Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States (d. 1893)
4th of October 1836 BIRTHDAY Juliette Adam, French writer (d. 1936)
4th of October 1841 BIRTHDAY Maria Sophie of Bavaria, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1925)
4th of October 1841 BIRTHDAY Prudente Jose de Morais Barros, President of Brazil (d. 1912)
4th of October 1858 BIRTHDAY Michael I. Pupin, Serbian-born telephone pioneer (d. 1935)
4th of October 1861 BIRTHDAY Frederic Remington, American painter (d. 1909)
4th of October 1861 BIRTHDAY Walter Rauschenbusch, Christian Theologian and Baptist Minister (d. 1918)
4th of October 1862 BIRTHDAY Edward Stratemeyer, American author (d. 1930)
4th of October 1868 BIRTHDAY Marcelo T. de Alvear, Argentine politician
4th of October 1876 BIRTHDAY Hugh McCrae, Australian writer (d. 1958)
4th of October 1877 BIRTHDAY Razor Smith, English cricketer (d. 1946)
4th of October 1880 BIRTHDAY Damon Runyon, American writer (d. 1946)
4th of October 1881 BIRTHDAY Walther von Brauchitsch, German statesman (d. 1948)
4th of October 1884 BIRTHDAY Subramaniya Siva, Indian revolutionary figure (d. 1925)
4th of October 1886 BIRTHDAY Luis Alberni, Spanish actor (d. 1962)
4th of October 1888 BIRTHDAY Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1954)
4th of October 1890 BIRTHDAY Dr. Alan L. Hart, American transsexual, radiologist, and novelist (d. 1962)
4th of October 1892 BIRTHDAY Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian politician (d. 1934)
4th of October 1892 BIRTHDAY Hermann Glauert, British aerodynamicist (d. 1934)
4th of October 1895 BIRTHDAY Buster Keaton, American comedian (d. 1966)
4th of October 1903 BIRTHDAY John Vincent Atanasoff, American computer pioneer (d. 1995)
4th of October 1903 BIRTHDAY Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician, historian and genealogist (d. 1993)
4th of October 1903 BIRTHDAY Pierre Garbay, French army general and military governor of Paris (d. 1980)
4th of October 1903 BIRTHDAY Ernst Kaltenbrunner, German military officer and senior Nazi (d. 1946)
4th of October 1907 BIRTHDAY Run Run Shaw, Hong Kong media mogul
4th of October 1910 BIRTHDAY Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player (d. 2002)
4th of October 1911 BIRTHDAY Sir Michael Hordern, British actor (d. 1995)
4th of October 1914 BIRTHDAY Brendan Gill, American writer (d. 1997)
4th of October 1914 BIRTHDAY Jim Cairns, Australian politician (d. 2003)
4th of October 1916 BIRTHDAY Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2009)
4th of October 1916 BIRTHDAY George Sidney, American film director (d. 2002)
4th of October 1916 BIRTHDAY Jan Murray, American comedian (d. 2006)
4th of October 1917 BIRTHDAY Violeta Parra, Chilean folklorist and visual artist (d. 1967)
4th of October 1918 BIRTHDAY Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
4th of October 1922 BIRTHDAY Malcolm Baldrige, 26th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1987)
4th of October 1922 BIRTHDAY Shin Kyuk-Ho, Japanese businessman
4th of October 1923 BIRTHDAY Charlton Heston, American actor (d. 2008)
4th of October 1928 BIRTHDAY Alvin Toffler, American writer
4th of October 1928 BIRTHDAY Torben Ulrich, Danish musician and filmmaker
4th of October 1929 BIRTHDAY Scotty Beckett, American child actor (d. 1968)
4th of October 1929 BIRTHDAY Leroy Van Dyke, American singer
4th of October 1931 BIRTHDAY Sir Terence Conran, English designer, restaurateur, retailer and writer
4th of October 1931 BIRTHDAY Basil D'Oliveira CBE, South African born cricketer
4th of October 1931 BIRTHDAY Richard Rorty, American academic (d. 2007)
4th of October 1932 BIRTHDAY Milan Chvostek, Canadian television director
4th of October 1934 BIRTHDAY Dimosthenis Sofianos, Greek journalist
4th of October 1934 BIRTHDAY Sam Huff, American football player
4th of October 1937 BIRTHDAY Jackie Collins, British author
4th of October 1937 BIRTHDAY Jim Sillars, Scottish politician
4th of October 1938 BIRTHDAY Kurt Wuthrich, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate
4th of October 1940 BIRTHDAY Vic Hadfield, Canadian ice hockey player
4th of October 1940 BIRTHDAY Alberto Vilar, Cuban-American investor and philanthropist
4th of October 1940 BIRTHDAY Silvio Marzolini, Argentine footballer
4th of October 1941 BIRTHDAY Roy Blount, Jr., American writer
4th of October 1941 BIRTHDAY Karl Oppitzhauser, Austrian racing driver
4th of October 1941 BIRTHDAY Anne Rice, American writer
4th of October 1941 BIRTHDAY Robert Wilson, American theatre director
4th of October 1942 BIRTHDAY Karl W. Richter, American aviator (d. 1967)
4th of October 1942 BIRTHDAY Bernice Johnson Reagon, American musician (Sweet Honey in the Rock)
4th of October 1942 BIRTHDAY Johanna Sigurdardottir, Prime Minister of Iceland
4th of October 1942 BIRTHDAY Christopher Stone, American actor (d. 1995)
4th of October 1943 BIRTHDAY H. Rap Brown, American civil rights activist
4th of October 1943 BIRTHDAY Dietmar Murdter, German footballer
4th of October 1943 BIRTHDAY Jimy Williams, American baseball manager
4th of October 1943 BIRTHDAY Florian Pittis, Romanian artist (d. 2007)
4th of October 1944 BIRTHDAY Tony La Russa, American baseball manager
4th of October 1944 BIRTHDAY Rocio Durcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
4th of October 1945 BIRTHDAY Clifton Davis, American actor
4th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Chuck Hagel, American politician
4th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Michael Mullen, American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
4th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Bridget St John, English singer/songwriter and guitarist
4th of October 1946 BIRTHDAY Susan Sarandon, American actress and activist
4th of October 1947 BIRTHDAY Julien Clerc, French singer
4th of October 1947 BIRTHDAY Ann Widdecombe, British politician
4th of October 1947 BIRTHDAY Jim Fielder, American bassist (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
4th of October 1948 BIRTHDAY Linda McMahon, CEO of WWE
4th of October 1949 BIRTHDAY Armand Assante, American actor
4th of October 1949 BIRTHDAY Stephen Gyllenhaal, American director
4th of October 1949 BIRTHDAY Marion Pruett, American spree killer (d. 1999)
4th of October 1950 BIRTHDAY Meg Bennett, American writer and actress
4th of October 1951 BIRTHDAY Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet
4th of October 1953 BIRTHDAY Tcheky Karyo, Turkish-French actor
4th of October 1955 BIRTHDAY Jorge Valdano, Argentine footballer
4th of October 1956 BIRTHDAY Christoph Waltz, Austrian actor
4th of October 1957 BIRTHDAY Russell Simmons, American entrepreneur
4th of October 1957 BIRTHDAY Bill Fagerbakke, American actor
4th of October 1957 BIRTHDAY Alexander Tkachyov, Soviet gymnast
4th of October 1957 BIRTHDAY Kyra Schon, American actress
4th of October 1959 BIRTHDAY Tony Meo, English snooker player
4th of October 1959 BIRTHDAY Chris Lowe, British musician (Pet Shop Boys)
4th of October 1960 BIRTHDAY Joe Boever, American baseball player
4th of October 1961 BIRTHDAY Philippe Russo, French singer
4th of October 1961 BIRTHDAY Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author
4th of October 1962 BIRTHDAY Carlos Carsolio, Mexican alpinist
4th of October 1962 BIRTHDAY Jon Secada, Cuban singer and songwriter
4th of October 1963 BIRTHDAY A. C. Green, American basketball player
4th of October 1963 BIRTHDAY Koji Ishikawa, Japanese children's author
4th of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Skip Heller, American musician
4th of October 1965 BIRTHDAY Olaf Backasch, German footballer
4th of October 1967 BIRTHDAY Marcus Bentley, British voice actor
4th of October 1967 BIRTHDAY Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin, Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer
4th of October 1967 BIRTHDAY Liev Schreiber, American actor
4th of October 1968 BIRTHDAY Richard Hancox, English footballer
4th of October 1968 BIRTHDAY Tim Wise, American writer and activist
4th of October 1971 BIRTHDAY Friderika Bayer, Hungarian singer
4th of October 1971 BIRTHDAY Darren Middleton, Australian guitarist
4th of October 1972 BIRTHDAY Kurt Thomas, American basketball player
4th of October 1973 BIRTHDAY Chris Parks, American wrestler
4th of October 1974 BIRTHDAY Paco Leon, Spanish actor
4th of October 1975 BIRTHDAY Daniella Deutscher, American actress
4th of October 1975 BIRTHDAY Cristiano Lucarelli, Italian football player
4th of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Santiago, Brazilian footballer
4th of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Mauro Camoranesi, Argentine-Italian footballer
4th of October 1976 BIRTHDAY Alicia Silverstone, American actress
4th of October 1977 BIRTHDAY Richard Parry, Canadian musician and composer (Arcade Fire)
4th of October 1977 BIRTHDAY Cabral Ibacka, Romanian actor and television presenter
4th of October 1978 BIRTHDAY Phillip Glasser, American actor and producer
4th of October 1978 BIRTHDAY Ko Soo, South Korean television and movie actor
4th of October 1978 BIRTHDAY Kyle Lohse, American baseball player
4th of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Rachael Leigh Cook, American actress
4th of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Adam Voges, Australian cricketer
4th of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Stefan Booth, British actor
4th of October 1979 BIRTHDAY Bjorn Phau, German tennis player
4th of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Sarah Fisher, American race car driver
4th of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Mellisa Hollingsworth, Canadian skeleton racer
4th of October 1980 BIRTHDAY James Jones, American basketball player
4th of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Me'Lisa Barber, American athlete
4th of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Kristina Lenko, Canadian ice skater
4th of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Tomas Rosicky, Czech footballer
4th of October 1980 BIRTHDAY Tim Peper, American actor
4th of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Scott Hammond, American photographer
4th of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Justin Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
4th of October 1981 BIRTHDAY Juka, Japanese singer
4th of October 1982 BIRTHDAY Tony Gwynn Jr., American baseball player
4th of October 1982 BIRTHDAY Jered Weaver, American baseball player
4th of October 1983 BIRTHDAY Dan Clarke, British racing driver
4th of October 1983 BIRTHDAY Risa Kudo, Japanese gravure idol
4th of October 1983 BIRTHDAY Kurt Suzuki, American baseball player
4th of October 1983 BIRTHDAY Ueda Tatsuya, Japanese boy band singer (KAT-TUN)
4th of October 1983 BIRTHDAY Chansi Stuckey, American football player
4th of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Lena Katina, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)
4th of October 1984 BIRTHDAY Alvaro Parente, Portuguese racing driver
4th of October 1985 BIRTHDAY Shontelle Layne, Barbados born singer
4th of October 1985 BIRTHDAY Thorsten Wiedemann, German rugby player
4th of October 1986 BIRTHDAY Yuridia, Mexican singer
4th of October 1987 BIRTHDAY Rawez Lawan, Swedish footballer
4th of October 1988 BIRTHDAY Derrick Rose, American basketball player
4th of October 1989 BIRTHDAY Dakota Johnson, American actress
4th of October 1989 BIRTHDAY Lil Mama, American rapper
4th of October 1989 BIRTHDAY Kimmie Meissner, American figure skater
4th of October 1989 BIRTHDAY Stacey Solomon, English singer
4th of October 2005 BIRTHDAY Prince Emmanuel of Belgium
4th of October 1052 DEATH Vladimir of Novgorod (Born 1020)
4th of October 1221 DEATH William III Talvas, Count of Ponthieu (Born 1179)
4th of October 1250 DEATH Herman VI, Margrave of Baden (Born 1226)
4th of October 1305 DEATH Emperor Kameyama of Japan (Born 1249)
4th of October 1582 DEATH Teresa of Avila, Spanish saint (Born 1515)
4th of October 1597 DEATH Sarsa Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia (Born 1550)
4th of October 1646 DEATH Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English statesman (Born 1586)
4th of October 1660 DEATH Francesco Albani, Italian painter (Born 1578)
4th of October 1661 DEATH Jacqueline Pascal, French child prodigy (Born 1625)
4th of October 1669 DEATH Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Dutch painter (Born 1606)
4th of October 1680 DEATH Pierre-Paul Riquet, French engineer
4th of October 1743 DEATH John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, Scottish soldier (Born 1678)
4th of October 1749 DEATH Franz Freiherr von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (Born 1711)
4th of October 1754 DEATH Tanacharison, Catawba Indian chief
4th of October 1785 DEATH David Brearly, American statesman (Born 1703)
4th of October 1821 DEATH John Rennie, Scottish engineer (Born 1761)
4th of October 1851 DEATH Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (Born 1767)
4th of October 1852 DEATH James Whitcomb, American politician (Born 1795)
4th of October 1859 DEATH Karl Baedeker, German publisher (Born 1801)
4th of October 1864 DEATH Joseph Montferrand, French Canadian logger and strong man (Born 1802)
4th of October 1867 DEATH Francis Xavier Seelos German-American Roman Catholic priest (Born 1819)
4th of October 1871 DEATH Sarel Cilliers Voortrekker leader and preacher (Born 1801)
4th of October 1890 DEATH Catherine Booth, the Mother of The Salvation Army (Born 1829)
4th of October 1903 DEATH Otto Weininger, Austrian philosopher (Born 1880)
4th of October 1904 DEATH Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (Born 1847)
4th of October 1904 DEATH Frederic Bartholdi, French sculptor (Born 1834)
4th of October 1910 DEATH Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (Born 1850)
4th of October 1935 DEATH Jean Beraud, French painter (Born 1849)
4th of October 1935 DEATH Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (Born 1874)
4th of October 1943 DEATH Irena I??akowicz, Polish intelligence agent (Born 1906)
4th of October 1944 DEATH Al Smith, American politician (Born 1873)
4th of October 1946 DEATH Barney Oldfield, American automobile pioneer (Born 1878)
4th of October 1947 DEATH Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel laureate (Born 1858)
4th of October 1951 DEATH Willie Moretti, American gangster (Born 1894)
4th of October 1951 DEATH Henrietta Lacks, HeLa cells derived from her cervical cancer (Born 1920)
4th of October 1955 DEATH Alexander Papagos, Greek general and political leader (Born 1883)
4th of October 1958 DEATH Ida Wust, German actress, (Born 1884)
4th of October 1961 DEATH Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer, Exarch of Russian Church in North America (Born 1880)
4th of October 1969 DEATH Natalino Otto, Italian singer (Born 1912)
4th of October 1970 DEATH Janis Joplin, American singer (Born 1943)
4th of October 1974 DEATH Anne Sexton, American poet (Born 1928)
4th of October 1975 DEATH Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress (Born 1903)
4th of October 1977 DEATH Jose Ber Gelbard, activist and politician, dies in Washington DC of a heart attack (Born 1917).
4th of October 1981 DEATH Freddie Lindstrom, Major League Baseball Hall of famer (Born 1905)
4th of October 1982 DEATH Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist (Born 1932)
4th of October 1989 DEATH Graham Chapman, British comedian (Born 1941)
4th of October 1989 DEATH Secretariat, American race horse (Born 1970)
4th of October 1990 DEATH Alyn Ainsworth, British bandleader (Born 1924)
4th of October 1990 DEATH Avis Bunnage, English actress (Born 1923)
4th of October 1991 DEATH J. Frank Wilson, American singer (J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers) (Born 1941)
4th of October 1992 DEATH Denny Hulme, New Zealand race car driver and 1967 Formula One world champion (Born 1936)
4th of October 1994 DEATH Danny Gatton, American guitar virtuoso (Born 1945)
4th of October 1996 DEATH Larry Gene Bell, American child murderer (executed by electric chair) (Born 1949)
4th of October 1997 DEATH Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese game developer (Born 1941)
4th of October 1999 DEATH Art Farmer, American jazz trumpet player (Born 1928)
4th of October 1999 DEATH Bernard Buffet, French painter (Born 1928)
4th of October 1999 DEATH Erik Br?dreskift (aka Grim), Norwegian black metal musician (Born 1969)
4th of October 2000 DEATH Michael Smith, biochemist, Nobel laureate (Born 1932)
4th of October 2000 DEATH Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (Born 1914)
4th of October 2001 DEATH Blaise Alexander, American race car driver (Born 1976)
4th of October 2001 DEATH Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi (Born 1917)
4th of October 2002 DEATH Alphonse Chapanis, founder of ergonomics (Born 1917)
4th of October 2002 DEATH Andre Delvaux, Belgian film director and screenwriter (Born 1926)
4th of October 2003 DEATH Sid McMath, American politician (Born 1912)
4th of October 2004 DEATH Gordon Cooper, American astronaut (Born 1927)
4th of October 2004 DEATH Rio Diaz, Filipino actress & TV hosts (Born 1959)
4th of October 2005 DEATH Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (Born 1924)
4th of October 2006 DEATH Tom Bell, English actor on stage, television and film (Born 1933)
4th of October 2007 DEATH Qassem Al-Nasser, Jordanian General (Born 1925)
4th of October 2009 DEATH Mercedes Sosa, Argentine singer (Born 1935)
4th of October 2009 DEATH Gunther Rall, German fighter ace (Born 1918)
4th of October 2010 DEATH Sir Norman Wisdom, English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor (Born 1915)

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