This was 275th day of the year and 91 days remained in the year.

October 1 Birthdays

James Carter, Jr.
American President, 1924—

William Edward Boeing
aircraft manufacturer (1881)

Vladimir Horowitz
pianist (1904)

Walter Matthau
actor (1920)

William Rehnquist
Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1924)

Tom Bosley
actor (1927)

Julie Andrews
actress (1935)

Randy Quaid
actor (1950)

Mark McGwire
baseball player (1963)

October 1 in History


Spain ceded Louisiana to France in the secret Treaty of San Ildefonso.


Henry Ford introduced the first mass-produced automobile on the market—the Model T car to the market. Each car cost $825.


General Francisco Franco became head of the insurgent Spanish government.


Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run of the season, breaking Babe Ruth's record of 60 set in 1927.


Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida.

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