Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar.
October 4th of this year was followed directly by October 15th.
Nineteenth President of the US, Rutherford B. Hayes born in Delaware, Ohio.
Artist Frederick Remington born in Canton, New York.
Writer Damon Runyon born in Manhattan, Kansas.
Silent movie star Buster Keaton born in Piqua, Kansas.
Writer and editor Brendan Gill born in Hartford, Connecticut. Worked at the New Yorker for more than 60 years.
Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
Chester Gould's comic strip Dick Tracy debuted in the Detroit Daily Mirror.
The Soviet Union launched its earth-orbiting satellite, Sputnik I.
The first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
Clutching $4.50, singer Janis Joplin was found dead of a heroin overdose in the Hollywood Landmark Motor Hotel.
Poet Anne Sexton puts on her mother's old fur coat, removes all her rings, pours herself a glass of vodka, locks herself in her garage, and starts the engine of her car, committing suicide.
CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather is attacked by two thugs yelling What's The Frequency Kenneth?
Today from Chamber's Book of Days