Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
October 25th

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625*Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1241*Gofredo Castiglioni is elected Pope Celestine IV. He reigns for 15 days.Ref: 69
1586*The death sentence passed on Mary Stuart. 
1760*Britain's King George III succeeded his late grandfather, George II.He will reign for 59 years.Ref: 70
1764*John Adams, the 2nd US President, marries Abigail Smith. The marriage will last 54 years.Ref: 5
1803*The treaty between France and the United States transferring the Louisiana Purchase to the US for $15 million, is ratified by Congress.Ref: 4
1870*Postcards are first used in US.Ref: 5
1870*The first U.S. trademark was awarded -- to the Averill Chemical Paint Company of New York City.Ref: 4
1874*Britain annexes Fiji Islands.Ref: 10
1900*England annexes Transvaal.Ref: 5
1903*Senate begins investigating Teapot Dome scandals of Harding admin.Ref: 5
1915*Atty James L Curtis named minister of Liberia.Ref: 5
1917*(Julian Calendar, Nov 7 Gregorian Calendar) October Revolution.Ref: 89
1919 The first photoengraved magazine hit the racks. Literary Digest was born because of a printers’ strike that made regular printed issues almost impossible to publish.Ref: 4
1921*Franklin Small, 48, and a group of dissatisfied members of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, obtained a Dominion charter to establish the Apostolic Church of Pentecost of Canada. In 1953, this group merged with the Evangelical Churches of Pentecost, whose major congregations are located today in the Canadian prairie provinces.Ref: 5
1923*The Teapot Dome scandal comes to public attention as Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana, subcommittee chairman, reveals the findings of the past 18 months of investigation. His case will result in the conviction of Harry F. Sinclair of Mammoth Oil, and later Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall, the first cabinet member in American history to go to jail. The scandal, named for the Teapot Dome oil reserves in Wyoming, involved Fall secretly leasing naval oil reserve lands to private companies.Ref: 2
1929*Former Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall was convicted of accepting a $100,000 bribe in connection with the Elk Hills Naval Oil Reserve in CA as part of the Teapot Dome scandal.Ref: 5
1941*The first Youth For Christ rally was held at Bryant's Alliance Tabernacle in NY City. An international evangelical youth organization, YFC has no single founder, but rather emerged out of weekly rallies held for the youth of NY City during the 1930s.Ref: 5
1942*Deportations of Jews from Norway to Auschwitz begin.Ref: 35
1944*The Japanese are defeated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the world's largest sea engagement. From this point on, the depleted Japanese Navy increasingly resorts to the suicidal attacks of Kamikaze fighters.Ref: 2
1951*In a general election, England's Labour Party loses to Conservatives. Winston Churchill becomes prime minister, and Anthony Eden becomes foreign secretary.Ref: 2
1954*John Foster Dulles, the U.S. Secretary of State, briefed President Eisenhower and Cabinet members on a meeting of foreign ministers in Paris. This was the first cabinet meeting to be televised.Ref: 4
1955*The microwave oven was introduced in Mansfield, Ohio at the corporate headquarters of the Tappan Company. The manufacturer put a $1,200 price tag on the new stove that could cook eggs in 22 seconds, bacon in 90 seconds.Ref: 4
1956 Arab military pact puts Egypt in command of Syrian, Jordan and Egyptian forces.Ref: 10
1958*The last U.S. troops leave Beirut.Ref: 2
1960*Martin Luther King, Jr., is sentenced to four months in prison for a sit-in.Ref: 2
1960*The Bulova Watch Company introduced its high-tech Accutron electronic wrist watch. Ten years after it was introduced (as the watch the astronauts wear), it sold in jewelry stores for about $200.Ref: 2
1962*In one of the most dramatic verbal confrontations of the Cold War, US ambassador to the UN Adlai E. Stevenson presents photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba to the UN Security Council. Stevenson demands USSR Ambassador Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over".Ref: 70
1962*Author John Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for Literature “for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception.”Ref: 4
1962*110th member of the UN admitted (Uganda).Ref: 5
1968*WELX-AM begins broadcasting from Xenia OH.Ref: 56
1968*Chicago recognizes Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable as its first settler.Ref: 5
1968*Chicago recognizes Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable as its first settler.Ref: 5
1971*UN General Assembly admits Mainland China & expels Taiwan. By Resolution 2758 (XXVI), the General Assembly decided "to restore all its rights to the People's Republic of China". (Ref 
1972*Susan Roley and Joanne Pierce become first women FBI agents.Ref: 10
1976*Gov Wallace grants full pardon to Clarence Norris, last known survivor of 9 Scottsboro Boys who were convicted in 1931 rape.Ref: 5
1978*The Xenia (Ohio) Daily Gazette reports that the railroad tracks laid in 1845, but idle since 1966, have been removed. (XDG, 10/25/1978)Ref: 83
1978 Israeli Cabinet approves "in principle," a draft compromise peace.Ref: 5
1983*2,000 U.S. Marines invaded Grenada to take control away from the Soviet-Cubans. A political coup just one week earlier had made the tiny Caribbean Island a Soviet-Cuban colony.Ref: 4
1986 International Red Cross ousted from South Africa.Ref: 5
1990*NY Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991).Ref: 5
1993*Canadian Liberal leader Jean Chretien becomes prime minister, succeeding Kim Campbell.Ref: 6
1994*Susan Smith of Union, S.C., claimed that a black carjacker had driven off with her two sons; Smith later confessed to drowning the children and was convicted of murder.Ref: 70
1999*Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan bolted the GOP to mount a bid for the Reform Party nomination.Ref: 70
1616*Dutch sailor/explorer Dirk Hartog lands on western coast of Australia.Ref: 10
1671*Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn.Ref: 5
1930*First scheduled transcontinental air service began.Ref: 5
1948*Hepatitus virus identified for first time.Ref: 10
1960*Even though the Mercury program was still in its early stages and no man had yet flown in space, NASA let study contracts to three aerospace firms to study the feasibility of a lunar mission. The project was named Apollo. 
1975*USSR's Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing.Ref: 5
1976*5th Enterprise, approach & lands test (ALT) flight.Ref: 5
1985*Kosmos 1700 communications satellite placed in geostationary orbit.Ref: 5
2002*General Chuck Yeager, the man who first broke the sound barrier on Oct 14, 1947, breaks the sound barrier for the last time before retiring. (USA Today, p. 3A, 10/28/2002)Ref: 13
1147*The armies of the Second Crusade (1147-49) are destroyed by the Saracens at Dorylaeum (in modern Turkey). The Crusaders went on with fruitless campaigns against Damascus, Syria.Ref: 5
1415*An English army under Henry V defeats the French at Agincourt, France. The French had out numbered Henry's troops 60,000 to 12,000 but British longbows turned the tide of the battle.Ref: 2
1812*The U.S. frigate United States captured the British vessel Macedonian during the War of 1812.Ref: 70
1854*A hopeless but gallant British cavalry charges against a heavily defended Russian force in the Crimean War, in the Battle of Balaklava, came to be known as "Charge of the Light Brigade". 673 men charged. 195 survived.Ref: 2
1916*German pilot Rudolf von Eschwege shoots down his first enemy plane, a Nieuport 12 of the Royal Naval Air Service over Bulgaria.Ref: 2
1917*Italians retreat across the Isonzo and evacuate the Bainsizza Plateau.Ref: 38
1940*German troops capture Kharkov and launch a new drive toward Moscow.Ref: 2
1945*Japanese surrender Taiwan to Gen Chiang Kai-shek.Ref: 5
1950*Chinese Communist Forces launch their first-phase offensive across the Yalu River into North Korea.Ref: 2
1951*Peace talks aimed at ending the Korean Conflict resumed in Panmunjom after 63 days.Ref: 70
1870*Pimlico Race Course opens in Baltimore.Ref: 5
1891 First International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) ends.Ref: 5
1902*The 23-year-old Barney Oldfield made his racing debut at the Manufacturer's Challenge Cup in Grosse Point in a Ford-built racer named the 999. Oldfield and the 999 won.Ref: 3
1926*Lester Patrick becomes first coach & gm of NY Rangers, is born.Ref: 5
1930*First football game in Atlantic City Convention Center.Ref: 5
1955*Branch Rickey steps down as the Pirates' general manager and will be replaced by Joe L. Brown.Ref: 1
1955*The Indians trade Larry Doby, the first black to play in the American League, to the White Sox for Chico Carrasquel and Jim Busby.Ref: 1
1956*White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns and will be replaced by Al Lopez.Ref: 1
1964*Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in the wrong direction for a safety.Ref: 5
1965*Leo Durocher is named Cubs manager, officially ending the five-year "College of Coaches" run.Ref: 86
1968*Longest Oly field hockey game, Hol beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT).Ref: 5
1972 Eddy Merckx (Belgium) covers 30 miles, 1,258 yards in 1 hr.Ref: 5
1973 Chris Wills wins first National hang-gliding championship.Ref: 5
1981*In Game 5, Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager's back-to-back solo home runs give the Dodgers a 2-1 World Series victory.Ref: 1
1984*Rangers beat Devils 11-2.Ref: 5
1985*Jimy Williams succeeds Bobby Cox as the Toronto Blue Jays manager.Ref: 86
1986*Michael Sergio parachutes into Shea Stadium during game 6 of WS.Ref: 5
1986*In Game six of the World Series, the New York Mets complete a miracle, two-out comeback from 2 runs down in the bottom of the 10th, when Mookie Wilson dribbles a ground ball through Boston first baseman Bill Buckner's legs to score Ray Knight for a 6-5 victory.Ref: 86
1987*In a series in which each team never lost a game in its home park, the Twins win the World Championship as they beat the Cards 4-2 in Game 7; the franchise's last championship came in 1924 as the Washington Senators.Ref: 1
1988*The Chicago Cubs announce plans for $14 million renovation of park, including construction of 67 mezzanine suites and a new press box.Ref: 86
1990*James ‘Buster’ Douglas, who had knocked out the undefeated Mike Tyson on Feb. 10, 1990 to win the world heavyweight title, was floored by Evander Holyfield in the third round this day in Las Vegas. This was to be Douglas’ only defense of that fleeting title.Ref: 4
2001*Former Tampa Bay Devil Rays player and future Hall-of-Famer Wade Boggs resigns as hitting coach. Tom Foley is promoted to third base coach from his position as minor league field coordinator, replacing Terry Collins. Jackie Brown is named pitching coach.Ref: 86
2003*The Florida Marlins defeat the New York Yankees 2-0 to win the World Series in six games. (WSJ, p 1, 10/27/2003)Ref: 33
1918*The 1st appearance of Little Orphan Annie comic strip.Ref: 5
1924*First appearance of Little Orphan Annie comic strip.Ref: 5
1937 Radio’s Stella Dallas made her debut on the NBC Red network. Stella hung out on NBC until 1955 with Anne Elstner in the title role for the entire run. Stella Dallas was “A continuation on the air of the true-life story of mother love and sacrifice, in which Stella saw her own beloved daughter, Laurel, marry into wealth and society, and realizing the difference in their tastes and worlds, went out of Laurel’s life.”Ref: 4
1939*"The Time of Your Life" starts 185 Pulitzer-prize winning performance in NY.Ref: 10
1940*Cabin in the Sky opened for the first of 156 shows. Taking a Chance on Love is the one big hit that came from the musical.Ref: 4
1943*Benny Carter and his orchestra recorded Poinciana on the Capitol label. The real title, incidentally, is Poinciana (Song of the Tree).Ref: 4
1963*Beatles begin their first full foreign tour in Sweden.Ref: 5
1964*The Rolling Stones were introduced to American audiences on The Ed Sullivan Show on CBS-TV.Ref: 4
1965*Florida Governor Hayden Burns confirst reports of an "east coast Disneyland". (Ref: "Disney, The First 100 Years", 1999, ISBN 0-7868-6442-7) 
1965*Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud".Ref: 5
1968*Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby.Ref: 5
1969*Canada’s The Guess Who got a gold record for the single, Laughing.Ref: 4
1971*Walt Disney World is dedicated by Roy Disney. It was opened on October first.Ref: 4
1974*The single, Skin Tight, by The Ohio Players, went gold on this day.Ref: 4
1974*Wings release "Junior's Farm".Ref: 5
1980*Barbra Streisand's "Guilty," album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks.Ref: 5
1984*"Give My Regards to Broad Street" premiers (Gotham Theater-NYC).Ref: 5
1984*John Cougar Mellencamp reached the two-million-dollar sales mark with his album, Uh-Huh. Also, country group Alabama went to the three-million-dollar mark with two albums this day: Feels So Right and Mountain Music.Ref: 4
1986*New Jersey-based rock band Bon Jovi rose to number one in the U.S. with their Slippery When Wet album. It was the number one album for eight -- count ’em -- eight weeks. Track listing: Let It Rock, You Give Love a Bad Name, Livin’ on a Prayer, Social Disease, Wanted Dead or Alive, Raise Your Hands, Without Love, I’d Die for You, Never Say Goodbye, Wild in the Streets.Ref: 4
1988 ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy porkers' popularity as pets.Ref: 5
1998*For the first time, all of the top five songs of the week were new entries: 1) Cher, Believe; 2) George Michael, Outside; 3) U2, Sweetest Thing; 4) Culture Club, I Just Wanna Be Loved; 5) Alanis Morissette, Thank U.Ref: 4
1340*(date speculative) The author of "Canterbury Tales", Geoffrey Chaucer is born.Ref: 4
1564*Birth of Hans Leo Hassler, sacred composer. The first notable German musician educated in Italy, Hassler left a rich musical legacy, including the hymn tune PASSION CHORALE, to which the Church now sings, "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded."Ref: 5
1735 James Beattie is born.Ref: 10
1759*Baron Grenville (Whig) British PM (1806-07), is born.Ref: 5
1789*Samuel Heinrich Schwabe, German astronomer, is born.Ref: 70
1800*Thomas Babington Macaulay England, poet/historian (Ivry, Naaseby), is born.Ref: 5
1800*Birth of Jacque Paul Migne, French theological publisher. Establishing his own press in 1836, Migne published a voluminous collection of writings by the ancient Greek and Latin fathers (161 vols: "Patrologia Graecae"; 221 vols: "Patrologia Latinae") during his remaining 39 years.Ref: 5
1811*Evariste Galois, French mathematician, is born.Ref: 70
1825*Johann Strauss (the younger) composer (Waltz King), is born.Ref: 5
1838*Composer (of "Carmen" and others) Georges Bizet is born.Ref: 4
1843*Gleb Uspensky Russia, author (Power of the Soil), is born.Ref: 5
1869*John Heisman pioneering football coach/trophy namesake, is born.Ref: 5
1877*Henry Norris Russell astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), is born.Ref: 5
1881*Pablo Picasso, painter and sculptor or over 6,000 works, is born in Malaga, Spain.Ref: 2
1884*Eduardo Barrios Chile, novelist (The Love-Crazed Boy), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Leo G. Carroll actor: The Prize, The Parent Trap, North by Northwest, Father of the Bride, Forever Amber, Bahama Passage, Topper, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., Going My Way, Life with Luigi; is born.Ref: 4
1888*Polar explorer Richard E. (Evelyn) Byrd is born.Ref: 4
1889*Abel Gance, film director (Napoleon), is born.Ref: 2
1890*Floyd Bennett, American aviator, is born.Ref: 70
1891*Charles Coughlin, American Roman Catholic priest and radio commentator, is born.Ref: 70
1892*Actor Leo G. Carroll is born.Ref: 4
1902*Eddie Lang, American musician, is born.Ref: 70
1902*Henry Steele Commager, American historian who wrote the fifty-five volume Rise of the American Nation, is born.Ref: 2
1909*Philleo Nash US Bureau of Indian Affairs (1961-67), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Whit Bissel NYC, actor (Time Machine, General Kirk-Time Tunnel), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Comedienne, singer Minnie Pearl (Sarah Ophelia Colley) is born.Ref: 4
1912*Jack Kent Cooke NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Minnie Pearl [Sarah Ophelia Colley] Tenn, (Grand Old Opry, Hee-Haw), is born.Ref: 5
1913 Klaus Barbie is born.Ref: 10
1914*John Berryman, American poet (Friends & Associates), is born.Ref: 5
1914*John Reed King Atlantic City NJ, TV host (Why?, Let's See), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Bobby Thomson HR hitter (The Giants win the pennant), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Billy Barty Millsboro Pa, 3'9" actor (Under the Rainbow, Foul Play), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Yakov Rylskly USSR, sabre team (Olympic-bronze-1956), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Jimmy Heath musician: reeds: group: Heath Brothers, is born.Ref: 4
1926*(William) Biff McGuire actor, is born.Ref: 4
1926*Biff McGuire New Haven Ct, actor (Serpico, Heart is Lonely Hunter), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Galina Vishnevskaya Russia, soprano (Madama Butterfly), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Barbara Cook, Tony Award-winning actress, singer (Music Man), is born in Atlanta GA.Ref: 4
1927*Bud (Franklin) Held National Track & Field Hall of Famer: first [1953] to throw javelin more than 260 feet; his record: 268’ 2 1/2" [1955]; javelin designer, is born.Ref: 4
1928*Actress Marion Ross (Marion Cunningham on "Happy Days") is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1928*Actor Tony Franciosa (Anthony Papaleo) is born.Ref: 4
1928*Jeanne Cooper Minneapolis, actress (Kay-Young & Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Annie Girardot Paris France, actress (Gypsy, Jacko & Lise), is born.Ref: 5
1931 Jay Chiat is born.Ref: 10
1934*Earl Ingarfield hockey: Vancouver Canucks, NY Rangers, Cleveland Barons, Pittsburgh Penguins, Oakland Seals, California Golden Seals; head coach: NY Islanders, is born.Ref: 4
1935*Russell "Rusty" L Schweickart Neptune NJ, astronaut (Apollo 9), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Jeanne (Gloria) Black singer, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Zelmo Beaty basketball: Atlanta Hawks; all-star [1966], is born.Ref: 4
1940*Bob Knight college basketball coach (IN, Olympic-gold-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Anne Tyler American writer (Accidental Tourist), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Helen Reddy Melbourne Australia, singer (I Am Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Jon Anderson singer: group: Yes: Roundabout; solo: LP: Olias of Sunhollow, Song of Seven; duo: Jon and Vangelis: I Hear You Now, I’ll Find My Way Home, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Kathy "Taffy" Danoff Wash DC, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Dan Gable Olympic Hall of Famer: lightweight wrestling division gold medalist [1972]; wrestling coach: University of Iowa, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Dan Issel Basketball Hall of Famer: Kentucky Colonels: Rookie of the Year [1970-71], is born.Ref: 4
1948*Glenn Tipton musician: guitar: group: Judas Priest, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Dave Cowens NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Brian Kerwin Chicago Ill, actor (Chisholms, King Kong Lives, Lobo), is born.Ref: 5
1950*John Matuszak Milwaukee Wisc, NFLer (Raiders)/actor (Hollywood Beat), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Greg Stemrick football: Chicago Bears CB, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Ransom Wilson Tuscaloosa AL, flutist (Soliste NY), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Mathias Jabs musician: guitar: group: Scorpions, is born.Ref: 4
1958*Kornelia Ender German DR, 100m/200m freestyle (Olympic-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Scott Anthony Haneline, Indpls, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Tom Eplin actor (Jake-Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Tracy Nelson, CA, actress (Glitter, Square Pegs, Father Dowling), granddaughter of Ozzie and Harriet, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Nick Thorpe rocker (Curiosity Killed the Cat-Keep Your Distance), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Julia Roberts, Smyma Georgia, actress (Mystic Pizza, Pretty Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Lisa Trusel Cal, actress (Lizette-Father Murphy, Days of our Lives)Ref: 5
1971*Midori (Goto) musician: violin; created Midori and Friends foundation [musicians travel to NY public schools to give concerts and classes], is born.Ref: 4
1400*Author (of Canterbury Tales) Geofrey Chaucer dies.Ref: 5
1647*Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist and mathematician, dies at age 39.Ref: 70
1806*Henry Knox, American Revolutionary war general and first U.S. secretary of war, dies at age 56.Ref: 70
1806*Benjamin Banneker, American mathematician, astronomer, inventor and writer, dies at age 74.Ref: 2
1820*John Bacon, American clergyman, legislator and judge; advocate of civil and religious liberty, dies at age 82.Ref: 24
1861 Friedrich Karl von Savigny, German jurist and legal scholar, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1892*Caroline Harrison, wife of the 23rd US President Benjamin Harrison, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1895*Sir Charles Halle, German-born English pianist and conductor, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1900*E. R. Squibb, American pharmaceutical manufacturer, dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1916*William Merritt Chase, American painter, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1918*The Canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" founders off the coast of Alaska; nearly 400 people perish.Ref: 5
1920*King Alexander of Greece dies from blood poisoning shortly after being bitten by a pet monkey.Ref: 3
1921*Bat Masterson gambler, saloon keeper, lawman, journalist; subject of TV series in the 1960s; dies.Ref: 4
1935*Hurricane-produced floods kill 2,000 in Jeremie & Jacmel Haiti.Ref: 5
1936 Roger Miller dies.Ref: 10
1956*Adolf Hitler declared dead by German Federal Republic.Ref: 10
1957*Albert Anastasia head of Murder Inc, dies.Ref: 70
1957*Lord Edward Dunsany Ireland, dramatist/poet (Mirage Water), dies.Ref: 68
1958 Albert Anastasia murdered 1958Ref: 10
1959*Bob Murphy TV host (RFD America), dies at 42.Ref: 5
1960*Harry George Ferguson, British designer, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1961*Peter Jensen co-inventer (loud speaker), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1964*Belle Montrose actress (Mrs Harrison-The Hathaways), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1972*Norman Norell (Norman David Levinson) costume designer: Astoria Studio of Paramount Pictures; fashion designer: worked w/Charles Armour, Hattie Carnegie, Anthony Traina [Traina-Norell collection], solo: American fashion leader [1941-1972]; dies.Ref: 4
1973*Abebe Bikila Ethiopian marathoner (Oly-gold 1960, 64), dies at 41.Ref: 5
1980*Virgil Fox organ virtuoso: credited for bringing the organ “to the forefront among classical concert instruments.”; dies.Ref: 70
1981*Ariel Durant, Russian-born American writer; co-wrote "The Story of Civilization", dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1985*Morton Downey singer (Star of the Family), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1986*Forrest Tucker actor: Sands of Iwo Jima, The Yearling, Thunder Run, (Sgt O'Rourke of "F Troop"); dies at age 67.Ref: 4
1987*Cecil Brown news correspondant (CBS), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1987*Willis ‘Gator’ Jackson composer, tenor sax: invented the gator horn: Chuck’s Chuckles, Dance of the Lady Bug, Back Door, Later Gator; married to singer Ruth Brown; dies.Ref: 4
1988*Charles ‘Boobie’ Clark football: Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Oilers; dies.Ref: 4
1989*Mary McCarthy author (The Group), dies, at 77.Ref: 5
1991*Bill Graham rock concert promoter (Filmore), dies at 60Ref: 5
1992*Roger Miller songwriter: King of the Road, Invitation to the Blues, You Don’t Want My Love; singer: Dang Me, Chug-a-Lug; 11 Grammys in 1964-65; wrote hit musical: Big River; dies of throat cancer.Ref: 4
1993*Vincent (Leonard) Price actor: Edward Scissorhands, House of Wax, The Raven, Laura, The Three Musketeers, Twice-told Tales; recording: Thriller [w/Michael Jackson]; author: cookbooks; artist; dies.Ref: 4
1994*Mildred Natwick actress: Dangerous Liaisons, Barefoot in the Park, The Snoop Sisters, Tammy and the Bachelor; dies.Ref: 4
1995*Viveca (Elsa Viveca Torstensdotter) Lindfors actress: Backstreet Justice, Adventures of Don Juan, Stargate, A Question of Guilt, Natural Enemies; dies.Ref: 4
1995*Bobby (Robert Larrimore) Riggs (Larimore) tennis: champ: Wimbledon Men’s Singles [1939], U.S. Open Men’s Singles [1939, 1941]; dies.Ref: 68
1999*Golfer Payne Stewart and five others were killed when their Learjet flew uncontrolled for four hours before crashing in South Dakota.Ref: 70
2002*Paul Wellstone (Sen-D-MN), his wife Sheila, adult daughter Marcia, three campaign workers and two pilots die in a plane crash in northern Minnesota. (USA Today, p. 2A, 10/28/2002)Ref: 13
2002*Daniel Fears, 18, kills two and injures eight with a shotgun after being angered about criticism about his driving. (USA Today, p. 3A, 10/28/2002)Ref: 13
2002*Actor Richard Harris dies in London at age 72 shortly after undergoing radiation treatment for Hodgkins Disease. (USA Today, p 3D, 10/28/2002)Ref: 13

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