October 7, 1887 - Jack Mulhall, American actor and producer

October 7, 1905 - Andy Devine [ Andrew Vabre Devine], American character actor

October 7, 1907 - Tutta Rolf, Norwegian actress

October 7, 1908 - Richard Caldicot, British actor

October 7, 1914 - Alfred Drake [Capurro], American singer and actor

October 7, 1914 - Sarah Churchill, British actress

October 7, 1917 - June Allyson, actress

October 7, 1918 - Helmut Dantine, Austrian-American actor

October 7, 1918 - Guido Aristarco, film critic

October 7, 1919 - Gabriel Dell, American actor

October 7, 1922 - Martha Stewart [Haworth], American singer and actress

October 7, 1927 - Al Martino [Jasper Cini], American singer and actor

October 7, 1929 - Graeme Ferguson, Canadian filmmaker and executive

October 7, 1933 - Paul B. Price, American actor

October 7, 1939 - Clive James, Australian television presenter, poet writer

October 7, 1942 - Joy Behar [Occhiuto], American actress and comedian

October 7, 1950 - Maartje van Weegen, Dutch TV hostess

October 7, 1950 - Granny [Emma Webster], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Friz Freleng, first debuts in "Canary Row"

October 7, 1951 - John Mellencamp [John Cougar Mellancamp], American musician & actor

October 7, 1952 - Mary Badham, American actress

October 7, 1953 - Christopher Norris, American actress

October 7, 1956 - James Van Patten, American actor

October 7, 1958 - Judy Landers, American actress

October 7, 1959 - Dylan Baker, American character actor

October 7, 1959 - Simon Cowell, English recording executive and television producer

October 7, 1961 - Brian Mannix, Australian singer and actor

October 7, 1966 - Marco Beltrami, Italian-American film composer

October 7, 1969 - Malia Hosaka, Hawaiian professional wrestler

October 7, 1969 - Maria Whittaker, English model

October 7, 1972 - Ben Younger, American screenwriter and film director

October 7, 1974 - Alexander Polinsky, American actor

October 7, 1974 - Allison Munn, American actress

October 7, 1975 - Terry Gerin, American professional wrestler

October 7, 1975 - Tim Minchin, Australian comedian and musician

October 7, 1977 - Brandon Quinn, American actor

October 7, 1977 - Meighan Desmond, New Zealand actress

October 7, 1979 - Aaron Ashmore, Canadian actor

October 7, 1979 - Shawn Ashmore, Canadian actor

October 7, 1979 - Tang Wei, Chinese actress

October 7, 1980 - Edison Chen, Canadian-born in Vancouver, British Columbia

October 7, 1984 - Ikuta Toma, Japanese singer & actor

October 7, 1926 - Actress Theo Mann-Master resigns from stage, Actress Theo Mann-Master resigns from stage

October 7, 1952 - First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV ( Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host), First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV ( Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)

October 7, 1957 - KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting, KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting

October 7, 1959 - "Pillow Talk" film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson is first released, "Pillow Talk" film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson is first released

October 7, 1960 - TV series "Route 66" premieres on CBS, TV series "Route 66" premieres on CBS

October 7, 1969 - WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting, WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

October 7, 1971 - "The French Connection" directed by William Friedkin and starring Gene Hackman , Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey premieres in the US (Academy Awards Best Picture 1972), "The French Connection" directed by William Friedkin and starring Gene Hackman , Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey premieres in the US (Academy Awards Best Picture 1972)

October 7, 1988 - WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 & WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (NYC radio), WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 & WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (NYC radio)

October 7, 2003 - American gubernatorial recall election is held in California. Governor Gray Davis is recalled and Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor., American gubernatorial recall election is held in California. Governor Gray Davis is recalled and Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor.

October 7, 2008 - Music, podcast, and video streaming service Spotify is launched by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, Music, podcast, and video streaming service Spotify is launched by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon

October 7, 2018 - Jodie Whittaker debuts in her first full episode as the 13th and first female Doctor Who on BBC television, Jodie Whittaker debuts in her first full episode as the 13th and first female Doctor Who on BBC television

October 7, 1698 - Henri Madin, French composer

October 7, 1746 - William Billings, American hymn composer

October 7, 1758 - Paul Anton Wineberger, composer

October 7, 1774 - Ferdinando Orlandi, composer

October 7, 1798 - Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker

October 7, 1801 - Adolf Muller, composer

October 7, 1802 - Wilhelm Bernhard Molique, German violinist and composer

October 7, 1835 - Felix Draeseke, composer

October 7, 1879 - Joe Hill, Jevla Sweden, organizer /songwriter (Union Scab)/martyr

October 7, 1879 - Joseph Bovet, composer

October 7, 1880 - Jaime Pahissa, composer

October 7, 1898 - Alfred Wallenstein, conductor

October 7, 1901 - Ralph Rainger, composer

October 7, 1902 - Willemina J H "Mascha" ter Weene, dancer/ballerina

October 7, 1909 - Shura Cherkassky, pianist

October 7, 1911 - Jo Jones, American jazz drummer

October 7, 1911 - Vaughn Monroe, singer/orchestra leader

October 7, 1911 - Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian classical pianist

October 7, 1913 - Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer

October 7, 1914 - Alfred Drake [Capurro], American singer and actor

October 7, 1915 - Roman Padlewski, Polish violinist and composer

October 7, 1922 - Martha Stewart [Haworth], American singer and actress

October 7, 1926 - Ivan Jirko, Czech composer, music critic and psychiatrist

October 7, 1926 - Marcello Abbado, Italian composer

October 7, 1927 - Al Martino [Jasper Cini], American singer and actor

October 7, 1934 - Amiri Baraka, American writer

October 7, 1936 - Charles Dutoit, Swiss conductor

October 7, 1940 - Dino Valenti [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist

October 7, 1941 - Martin Murray, English rocker

October 7, 1941 - Larry Young [Khalid Yasin], American jazz musician

October 7, 1944 - Judee Sill, American singer-songwriter

October 7, 1945 - Kevin Godley, English rock vocalist

October 7, 1946 - Bernard Lavilliers, French singer

October 7, 1949 - Dave Hope, American rock bassist

October 7, 1949 - Kieran Kane, American singer

October 7, 1951 - Táta Vega [Carmen Rosa Vega], American vocalist

October 7, 1951 - John Mellencamp [John Cougar Mellancamp], American musician & actor

October 7, 1953 - Tico Torres, American rock drummer

October 7, 1954 - Kenneth Atchley, American composer

October 7, 1955 - Yo-Yo Ma, Chinese-American cellist

October 7, 1960 - Kyosuke Himuro, Japanese singer

October 7, 1960 - Viktor Lazlo, Belgian singer

October 7, 1961 - Brian Mannix, Australian singer and actor

October 7, 1964 - Sam Brown, English singer & songwriter

October 7, 1966 - Marco Beltrami, Italian-American film composer

October 7, 1967 - Toni Braxton, American singer

October 7, 1967 - Luke Haines, English musician

October 7, 1968 - Thom Yorke, British musician and lead singer of Radiohead

October 7, 1969 - Javier Álvarez, Spanish singer-songwriter

October 7, 1971 - Daniel Boucher, Québécois musician

October 7, 1974 - Charlotte Nilsson, Swedish singer

October 7, 1975 - Damian Kulash, American musician

October 7, 1975 - Tim Minchin, Australian comedian and musician

October 7, 1976 - Taylor Hicks, American musician

October 7, 1978 - Alesha Dixon, British pop singer

October 7, 1982 - Li Yundi, Chinese classical pianist

October 7, 1984 - Ikuta Toma, Japanese singer & actor

October 7, 1988 - Stacy DuPree, American musician

October 7, 1943 - Weill, Perelman and Nash' musical "One Touch of Venus" premieres in NYC, Weill, Perelman and Nash' musical "One Touch of Venus" premieres in NYC

October 7, 1959 - "Happy Town" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 5 performances, "Happy Town" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 5 performances

October 7, 1959 - "Pillow Talk" film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson is first released, "Pillow Talk" film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson is first released

October 7, 1961 - "Bye Bye Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 607 performances, "Bye Bye Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 607 performances

October 7, 1967 - Beatles turn down $1 million NY concert offer by Sid Berstein, Beatles turn down $1 million NY concert offer by Sid Berstein

October 7, 1975 - US decides John Lennon won't be deported due to UK pot conviction, US decides John Lennon won't be deported due to UK pot conviction

October 7, 1977 - Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis, Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis

October 7, 1979 - "1940s Radio Hour" opens at St James Theater NYC for 105 performances, "1940s Radio Hour" opens at St James Theater NYC for 105 performances

October 7, 1979 - "Eubie!" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 439 performances, "Eubie!" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 439 performances

October 7, 1982 - Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway NYC and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000., Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway NYC and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

October 7, 1993 - "Les Miserables" opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines, "Les Miserables" opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines

October 7, 1993 - "She Loves Me" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 294 performances, "She Loves Me" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 294 performances

October 7, 2008 - Music, podcast, and video streaming service Spotify is launched by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, Music, podcast, and video streaming service Spotify is launched by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon

October 7, 2017 - Rapper Nelly arrested for rape in Auburn, Washington, Rapper Nelly arrested for rape in Auburn, Washington

October 7, 1978 - Country singer Merle Haggard (41) weds his backup singer Leona Williams (35), Country singer Merle Haggard (41) weds his backup singer Leona Williams (35)

October 7, 1857 - Moses Walker, American baseball catcher

October 7, 1868 - Fred Hovey, American tennis player

October 7, 1887 - A C "Jack" Russell, cricketer

October 7, 1896 - Cyril Allcott, cricketer

October 7, 1901 - Frank Boucher, Canadian all-star NHL center

October 7, 1904 - Chuck Klein, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder

October 7, 1913 - Victor Trumper Jr, Australian cricketer

October 7, 1914 - Herman Keiser, American golfer

October 7, 1922 - Grady Hatton, American baseball player

October 7, 1934 - Willie Naulls, American NBA player

October 7, 1938 - Ann Haydon-Jones, British tennis player

October 7, 1943 - José Cardenal, Cuban baseball player

October 7, 1952 - Graham Yallop, Australian cricketer

October 7, 1952 - Ludmila Tourischeva, Soviet gymnast

October 7, 1957 - Jayne Torvill, English ice dancer

October 7, 1961 - Tony Sparano, American NFL coach

October 7, 1964 - Rich Delucia, American baseball pitcher

October 7, 1964 - Paul Stewart, British footballer

October 7, 1965 - Juul Ellerman, Dutch soccer player

October 7, 1966 - Trent Brown, American CFL defensive back

October 7, 1967 - Mariana Perez-Roldan, Argentinan tennis star

October 7, 1968 - Erick Anderson, American NFL linebacker

October 7, 1968 - Randy Bartz, American short track skater

October 7, 1969 - Martin Haywood, Australian cricketer

October 7, 1970 - Daniel Collins, Australian canoeist

October 7, 1970 - Dwayne Provo, Canadian cornerback

October 7, 1970 - Harold Ellis, English NBA forward

October 7, 1970 - Le'Shai Maston, American NFL running back

October 7, 1970 - Vaughn Hebron, American NFL running back

October 7, 1971 - Johnnie Morton, American NFL wide receiver

October 7, 1971 - Paul Hannam, Canadian 470 sailor

October 7, 1972 - John Hyden, American volleyball outside hitter

October 7, 1973 - Gerald McBurrows, American safety

October 7, 1973 - Priest Holmes, American running back

October 7, 1973 - Dida, Brazilian footballer

October 7, 1974 - Benjamin Oberman, American pairs skater

October 7, 1974 - Shannon MacMillan, American soccer forward

October 7, 1976 - Santiago Solari, Argentinian footballer

October 7, 1976 - Gilberto Silva, Brazilian soccer defender

October 7, 1976 - Charles Woodson, American football player

October 7, 1976 - Marc Coma, Spanish motorcycle racer

October 7, 1977 - Clayton Miller, Canadian trap shooter

October 7, 1978 - Zaheer Khan, Indian cricketer

October 7, 1979 - Simona Amânar, Romanian gymnast

October 7, 1982 - Madjid Bougherra, Algerian footballer

October 7, 1982 - Jermain Defoe, English footballer

October 7, 1982 - Robby Ginepri, American tennis player

October 7, 1984 - Salman Butt, Pakistani cricketer

October 7, 1985 - Evan Longoria, American baseball player

October 7, 1986 - Lee Nguyen, American soccer player

October 7, 1986 - Gunnar Nielsen, Faroese footballer

October 7, 1987 - Jeremy Brockie, Australian footballer

October 7, 1925 - Christy Mathewson, American baseball player

October 7, 1969 - Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist

October 7, 1991 - Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager

October 7, 1995 - Louis Meyer, Indie 500 racer

October 7, 2007 - Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle road racer

October 7, 1882 - 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0, 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0

October 7, 1891 - British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Hugh Kirkaldy wins by 2 strokes from brother Andrew Kirkaldy and Willie Fernie; last Open contested in a single day over 36 holes, British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Hugh Kirkaldy wins by 2 strokes from brother Andrew Kirkaldy and Willie Fernie; last Open contested in a single day over 36 holes

October 7, 1916 - Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman , defeats Cumberland, 222-0; most lopsided score in the history of US college football, Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman , defeats Cumberland, 222-0; most lopsided score in the history of US college football

October 7, 1922 - First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series, First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series

October 7, 1922 - Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain, Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain

October 7, 1927 - Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game, Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game

October 7, 1933 - NY Giants beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 1 in 30th World Series, NY Giants beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 1 in 30th World Series

October 7, 1935 - Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 32nd World Series, Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 32nd World Series

October 7, 1936 - 7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel, 7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel

October 7, 1940 - Reds Bucky Walters is 1st pitcher in 14 years to homer in World Series, Reds Bucky Walters is 1st pitcher in 14 years to homer in World Series

October 7, 1947 - Larry MacPhail resigns as Yank GM after final game of World Series, Larry MacPhail resigns as Yank GM after final game of World Series

October 7, 1950 - NY Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series, NY Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series

October 7, 1950 - Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game 5-2, Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game 5-2

October 7, 1950 - World Series Baseball: New York Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2 at Yankee Stadium to sweep series, 4-0 for 13th WS Championship, World Series Baseball: New York Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2 at Yankee Stadium to sweep series, 4-0 for 13th WS Championship

October 7, 1952 - NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series, NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series

October 7, 1952 - Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins, Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins

October 7, 1961 - 15th NHL All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: All-Stars beat Chicago Black Hawks, 3-1, 15th NHL All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: All-Stars beat Chicago Black Hawks, 3-1

October 7, 1962 - LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Stardust CC, LV: Judy Kimball wins her only major title by 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Shirley Spork, LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Stardust CC, LV: Judy Kimball wins her only major title by 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Shirley Spork

October 7, 1964 - NY Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 & 29th in 61 World Series, NY Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 & 29th in 61 World Series

October 7, 1972 - 1st season game at Nassau Coliseum, Flames-3, Islanders-2, 1st season game at Nassau Coliseum, Flames-3, Islanders-2

October 7, 1973 - Scotsman Jackie Stewart wins his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship despite withdrawing from the season ending US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen; wins title by 16 points from Emerson Fittipaldi, Scotsman Jackie Stewart wins his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship despite withdrawing from the season ending US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen; wins title by 16 points from Emerson Fittipaldi

October 7, 1975 - Players' Association files a suit on behalf of Dodgers' Andy Messersmith, Players' Association files a suit on behalf of Dodgers' Andy Messersmith

October 7, 1975 - MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0, MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0

October 7, 1975 - MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0, MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0

October 7, 1978 - LA Dodgers win the pennant, LA Dodgers win the pennant

October 7, 1978 - MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1, MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1

October 7, 1978 - MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 1, MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 1

October 7, 1979 - Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns, Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns

October 7, 1979 - Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings, Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings

October 7, 1979 - Ferrari driver Jody Scheckter retires with tyre trouble in US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen; becomes first South African to claim Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 4 points from race winner Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari driver Jody Scheckter retires with tyre trouble in US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen; becomes first South African to claim Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 4 points from race winner Gilles Villeneuve

October 7, 1981 - In 1st Eastern Division championship Yanks beat Brewers 5-3, In 1st Eastern Division championship Yanks beat Brewers 5-3

October 7, 1984 - Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, San Diego Padres win pennant, Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, San Diego Padres win pennant

October 7, 1984 - Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader, Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader

October 7, 1984 - MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Chicago Cubs, 3 games to 2, MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Chicago Cubs, 3 games to 2

October 7, 1985 - Lynette Woodward chosen as 1st woman in Harlem Globetrotters, Lynette Woodward chosen as 1st woman in Harlem Globetrotters

October 7, 1986 - Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games, Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games

October 7, 1988 - Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox, Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox

October 7, 1989 - Howard Stern 's US Open Sores Tennis match, Howard Stern 's US Open Sores Tennis match

October 7, 1989 - Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games), Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)

October 7, 1991 - Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal & Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in NY thoroughbred racing history, Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal & Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in NY thoroughbred racing history

October 7, 1992 - Tampa Bay Lightning become 1st NHL expansion team to win opener (7-2), Tampa Bay Lightning become 1st NHL expansion team to win opener (7-2)

October 7, 1995 - Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4, Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4

October 7, 2000 - Last ever competitive soccer match at Wembley Stadium, England defeated 1-0 by Germany, last goal scored by Liverpool's Dietmar Hammann. Match is Tony Adams' 60th at Wembley, the record for most appearances at the stadium., Last ever competitive soccer match at Wembley Stadium, England defeated 1-0 by Germany, last goal scored by Liverpool's Dietmar Hammann. Match is Tony Adams' 60th at Wembley, the record for most appearances at the stadium.

October 7, 2007 - Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Baltimore CC: Loren Roberts wins his third of 4 Champions Tour major titles by 6 strokes from Tom Watson, Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Baltimore CC: Loren Roberts wins his third of 4 Champions Tour major titles by 6 strokes from Tom Watson

October 7, 2012 - New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees breaks Johnny Unitas' NFL record for consecutive games with a TD pass (48) when he connects with Devery Henderson in Saints 31-24 win over San Diego at the SuperDome, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees breaks Johnny Unitas' NFL record for consecutive games with a TD pass (48) when he connects with Devery Henderson in Saints 31-24 win over San Diego at the SuperDome

October 7, 2012 - ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Colombo: Jess Cameron's 45 from 34 balls leads Australia to 142/4; beat England 138/9 to win by 4 runs to retain WC, ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Colombo: Jess Cameron's 45 from 34 balls leads Australia to 142/4; beat England 138/9 to win by 4 runs to retain WC

October 7, 2017 - New Zealand clinch their 5th Rugby Championship with 25-24 win over South Africa at Cape Town; All Blacks undefeated in 6 games, New Zealand clinch their 5th Rugby Championship with 25-24 win over South Africa at Cape Town; All Blacks undefeated in 6 games

October 7, 1988 - Robin Givens files for divorce after 8-month marriage to Mike Tyson, Robin Givens files for divorce after 8-month marriage to Mike Tyson

October 7, 1471 - Frederik I, King of Denmark and Norway

October 7, 1573 - William Laud, English Archbishop of Canterbury

October 7, 1576 - John Marston, English poet and playwright

October 7, 1577 - Ferdinand, of Bayern, prince-bishop of Liege/archbishop

October 7, 1589 - Maria Magdalena of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany

October 7, 1713 - Granville Elliott, British military officer

October 7, 1728 - Caesar Rodney, Delaware, judge/signer

October 7, 1734 - Ralph Abercromby, English army commander

October 7, 1744 - Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman

October 7, 1748 - Charles XIII, King of Sweden /Norway (1814-18)

October 7, 1769 - Solomon Sibley, American politician

October 7, 1786 - Louis-Joseph Papineau, Canadian lawyer and politician

October 7, 1817 - Bushrod Rust Johnson, Major General, (d. 1880)

October 7, 1821 - Richard Heron Anderson, Lt Gen, (d. 1879)

October 7, 1821 - William Sill, with The Underground Railroad

October 7, 1826 - William Brimage Bate, American Brigadier-General and 23rd Governor of Tennessee (1882-86)

October 7, 1841 - Nicolaas Petrovic Njegos, king of Montenegro

October 7, 1849 - James Whitcomb Riley, American poet

October 7, 1854 - Christiaan R de Wet, South African rebel leader, politician and general in the Boer War

October 7, 1866 - Martha McChesney Berry, American educator who founded Berry School for Children

October 7, 1866 - Wlodimir Ledochowski, Polish-Austrian director of the Society of Jesus

October 7, 1870 - Uncle Dave Macon, entertainer

October 7, 1881 - Mikhail Drozdovsky, Russian general

October 7, 1885 - Niels Bohr, Danish physicist who expanded quantum physics

October 7, 1886 - Johannes B Tielrooy, Dutch literary

October 7, 1888 - Henry A Wallace, 33rd VP (1941-45)/founder Progressive Party

October 7, 1892 - Dwain Esper, director

October 7, 1894 - Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher/lawyer

October 7, 1894 - Del Lord, American director

October 7, 1896 - Elijah Muhammad [Elijah Robert Poole], American religious leader

October 7, 1900 - Heinrich Himmler, German Nazi and head of the Gestapo

October 7, 1901 - Souvanna Phouma, Prince and Prime Minister of Laos

October 7, 1906 - James E Webb, head of NASA

October 7, 1907 - Víctor Paz Estenssoro, Bolivian politician

October 7, 1909 - Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist

October 7, 1909 - Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York

October 7, 1910 - Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist

October 7, 1912 - Fernando Belaúnde Terry, President of Peru

October 7, 1913 - Simon Carmiggelt, Dutch journalist

October 7, 1915 - Margarita Aliger, Russian poet

October 7, 1916 - Walt W Rostow, American economist

October 7, 1918 - Marcus Klingburg, Israeli soviet spy and epidemiologist

October 7, 1919 - George Duby, historian

October 7, 1919 - Sir Zelman Cowen, Australian politician

October 7, 1920 - Georg Leber, German politician, (d. 2012)

October 7, 1921 - John Arthur Giles Gere, English art historian

October 7, 1922 - Reina Prinsen Geerligs, [Leentje Vandendriesch], Dutch antifascist

October 7, 1923 - Irma Grese, Supervisor at Nazi concentration camps

October 7, 1923 - Jean-Paul Riopelle, Québécois member of Les Automatistes

October 7, 1927 - R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist

October 7, 1928 - Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter

October 7, 1929 - Robert Westall, British author

October 7, 1929 - Harold Zirin, American astronomer

October 7, 1931 - Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop of South Africa and 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner

October 7, 1932 - Joannes M Gijsen, Bishop of Roermond

October 7, 1934 - Ulrike Meinhof, West German far left militant

October 7, 1935 - Thomas Keneally, Australian writer

October 7, 1936 - Gennadi Mikhailovich Kolesnikov, Russian cosmonaut

October 7, 1937 - Maria Szyszkowska, Polish politician

October 7, 1939 - John Hopcroft, American computer scientist

October 7, 1939 - Harold Kroto, English chemist and Nobel laureate

October 7, 1940 - Bruce F. Vento, American politician

October 7, 1940 - Richard H. Stallings, American politician

October 7, 1941 - John Ford Noonan, American playwright

October 7, 1943 - Oliver North, American political commentator and retired US Marine

October 7, 1944 - Donald Tsang, Former Chief executive of Hong Kong

October 7, 1946 - Pengiran Anak Saleha, Queen of Brunei

October 7, 1946 - Anita Shreve, American writer

October 7, 1948 - Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist

October 7, 1950 - Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzanian politician

October 7, 1952 - Vladimir Putin, Russian politician

October 7, 1955 - Ralph Johnson, American computer scientist

October 7, 1956 - Mike Shipley, Australian audio engineer

October 7, 1959 - Lourdes Flores, Peruvian politician

October 7, 1959 - Jean-Marc Fournier, French-Canadian politician

October 7, 1961 - Matthew Roloff, American reality star

October 7, 1961 - Thomas "Tom" Perez, American Chair of the Democratic National Committee

October 7, 1962 - Dave Bronconnier, Canadian politician

October 7, 1964 - Dan Savage, American sex-columnist and author

October 7, 2001 - Princess Senate Seeiso, daughter of King Letsie III of Lesotho

October 7, 290 - [Christian] Sergius, Roman soldier and martyred saint, decapitated

October 7, 336 - Pope Saint Mark, bishop of Rome

October 7, 929 - Charles III, the Plain, King of France, dies

October 7, 1368 - Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Edward III of England

October 7, 1488 - Andrea del Verrochio, sculptor/painter/goldsmith

October 7, 1555 - Louis of Praet, Habsburg diplomat

October 7, 1571 - Müezzinzade Ali Pasha, Turkish fleet commander

October 7, 1571 - Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Denmark and Norway

October 7, 1577 - George Gascoigne, English poet

October 7, 1612 - Menso Alting, Dutch reformed vicar and theologist

October 7, 1612 - Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer

October 7, 1620 - Stanisław Żółkiewski, Polish military leader

October 7, 1637 - Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy

October 7, 1639 - John I Pontanus, physicist/historian

October 7, 1651 - Jacques Sirmond, French scholar and Jesuit

October 7, 1653 - Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest

October 7, 1660 - Paul Scarron, French writer

October 7, 1681 - Nicolaas Heinsius, Dutch philological/diplomat

October 7, 1708 - Guru Gobind Singh, Tenth Guru of Sikhism, founder and General of Khalsa Army, social reformist and poet

October 7, 1772 - John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist

October 7, 1777 - Simon Fraser, English general

October 7, 1780 - Patrick Ferguson, Scottish army officer and rifle inventor

October 7, 1787 - Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church

October 7, 1792 - George Mason, American statesman

October 7, 1793 - Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, British politician

October 7, 1795 - Johann Georg von Zimmermann, Swiss philosophical author and physician

October 7, 1796 - Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher and founder of Scottish School of Common Sense

October 7, 1800 - Gabriel, slave revolt leader, hanged

October 7, 1811 - August R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist

October 7, 1849 - Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet and critic considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre (Murders in the Rue Morgue)

October 7, 1864 - Alexander Gardiner, US Union brigadier general

October 7, 1864 - John Gregg, American judge/Confederate brigadier general

October 7, 1876 - Georg Heinrich Pertz, German historian

October 7, 1894 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician and author

October 7, 1903 - Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician

October 7, 1906 - Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, mayor of Montreal

October 7, 1911 - John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist

October 7, 1919 - Alfred Deakin, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia

October 7, 1924 - Clemens Baeumker, German historian

October 7, 1926 - Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist who developed a classification system for mental illness

October 7, 1931 - Daniel Chester French, American sculptor

October 7, 1931 - Charles Ricketts, British artist and illustrator

October 7, 1939 - Harvey Cushing, American neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies at 70

October 7, 1943 - Radclyffe Hall, British author

October 7, 1944 - Helmut Lent, German night-fighter ace in World War II

October 7, 1950 - Willis Carrier, American engineer

October 7, 1951 - Anton Philips, Co-Founder of Royal Philips Electronics N.V.

October 7, 1956 - Clarence Birdseye, American inventor and founder of the modern frozen food industry

October 7, 1962 - Maurits Dekker, Dutch writer

October 7, 1964 - Eugen Varga, Hungarian-Russian economist and politician

October 7, 1967 - Norman Angell, English journalist/pacifist (Nobel 1933), dies

October 7, 1973 - Habib Rajab, South African trader and collector of oriental art who fought against a takeover of the Grey Street complex by White traders

October 7, 1981 - Albert Cohen, Greek-born Swiss novelist

October 7, 1990 - J Teengs Gerritsen, resistance fighter, dies

October 7, 1990 - Juan Jose Arevalo, President of Guatemala, dies

October 7, 1992 - Allan Bloom, American philosopher and author

October 7, 1992 - Tevfik Esenç, last known speaker of Ubykh

October 7, 1994 - James Hill, director

October 7, 1994 - Niels Kaj Jerne, Danish immunologist

October 7, 1995 - Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman

October 7, 1995 - Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer

October 7, 1996 - Charles Wegg Solicitor-Prosser, None

October 7, 1999 - David A. Huffman, American computer scientist, creator of Huffman coding

October 7, 1999 - Rev. Bruce Ritter, American Catholic priest and controversial founder of charity New York City based Covenant House

October 7, 2001 - Herblock [Herbert Lawrence Block], American cartoonist

October 7, 2001 - Roger Gaudry, French Canadian chemist, businessman and corporate director

October 7, 2003 - Izzy Asper, Canadian tax lawyer

October 7, 2003 - Wally George, American conservative TV commentator

October 7, 2003 - Henry Herbert, 17th Earl of Pembroke, English peer and director

October 7, 2004 - Ken Bigley, British civil engineer, kidnapped and murdered in Iraq

October 7, 2005 - Doug Young, American national and world powerlifting champion

October 7, 2006 - Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist and human rights activist

October 7, 2007 - George E. Sangmeister, American politician

October 7, 2008 - Leslie Hardman, Jewish Orthodox rabbi

October 7, 2009 - Irving Penn, American photographer

October 7, 2009 - Shelby Singleton, American record label owner and producer

October 7, 2010 - Milka Planinc, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia

October 7, 2011 - Ramiz Alia, the former communist leader and first president of the Albanian pluralist

October 7, 2012 - Mervyn Dymally, Trinidadian-born American politician

October 7, 3761 BC - The epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar)., The epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar).

October 7, 336 - Pope Saint Mark's death ends his reign as Catholic Pope leaving the papacy vacant, Pope Saint Mark's death ends his reign as Catholic Pope leaving the papacy vacant

October 7, 1492 - Christopher Columbus misses Florida when he changes course, Christopher Columbus misses Florida when he changes course

October 7, 1506 - Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna, Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna

October 7, 1513 - Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians., Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.

October 7, 1520 - 1st public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain, 1st public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain

October 7, 1542 - Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo discovers Catalina Island off the coast of California, Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo discovers Catalina Island off the coast of California

October 7, 1571 - Battle of Lepanto: Holy League of southern European nations destroy Ottoman fleet in significant loss off Western Greece Read the Article >>, Battle of Lepanto: Holy League of southern European nations destroy Ottoman fleet in significant loss off Western Greece Read the Article >>

October 7, 1637 - Prince Frederick Henry occupies Breda, Prince Frederick Henry occupies Breda

October 7, 1690 - English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade, English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade

October 7, 1702 - British & Dutch troops under Marlborough occupy Roermond, British & Dutch troops under Marlborough occupy Roermond

October 7, 1714 - People riot due to beer tax in Alkmaar, Netherlands, People riot due to beer tax in Alkmaar, Netherlands

October 7, 1737 - A cyclone causes 40 foot waves that are believed to have killed 300,000 in Calcutta, India, A cyclone causes 40 foot waves that are believed to have killed 300,000 in Calcutta, India

October 7, 1763 - George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement, George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement

October 7, 1765 - Stamp Act Congress (First Congress of the American Colonies) convenes in New York City to devise a unified protest against new British taxation, Stamp Act Congress (First Congress of the American Colonies) convenes in New York City to devise a unified protest against new British taxation

October 7, 1777 - Americans beat British in Second Battle of Saratoga & Battle of Bemis Heights, Americans beat British in Second Battle of Saratoga & Battle of Bemis Heights

October 7, 1780 - British defeated by American militia near Kings Mountain, SC, British defeated by American militia near Kings Mountain, SC

October 7, 1806 - Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgwood, Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgwood

October 7, 1816 - 1st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans, 1st double decked steamboat, Washington, arrives in New Orleans

October 7, 1825 - Miramichi Fire - forest fire disaster in New Brunswick, Miramichi Fire - forest fire disaster in New Brunswick

October 7, 1826 - Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in US) begins operations, Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in US) begins operations

October 7, 1828 - The Greek city of Patras is liberated by the French expeditionary force in Peloponnese under General Maison., The Greek city of Patras is liberated by the French expeditionary force in Peloponnese under General Maison.

October 7, 1840 - Willem I resigns as king of Netherlands, Willem I resigns as king of Netherlands

October 7, 1856 - Cyrus Chambers Jr patents folding machine that folds book & newspapers, Cyrus Chambers Jr patents folding machine that folds book & newspapers

October 7, 1864 - -Oct 13th) Battle of Darbytown Road, Virginia, -Oct 13th) Battle of Darbytown Road, Virginia

October 7, 1864 - Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor, Brazil - CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett, Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor, Brazil - CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett

October 7, 1868 - Cornell University (Ithaca NY) opens, Cornell University (Ithaca NY) opens

October 7, 1870 - Leon Gambetta flees Paris in balloon, Leon Gambetta flees Paris in balloon

October 7, 1871 - 16-hour fire injures 30 of Chicago's 185 firefighters, 16-hour fire injures 30 of Chicago's 185 firefighters

October 7, 1879 - Germany & Austrian-Hungary sign Twofold Covenant, Germany & Austrian-Hungary sign Twofold Covenant

October 7, 1886 - Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba, Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba

October 7, 1900 - The term "orienteering" is first used for an event, The term "orienteering" is first used for an event

October 7, 1904 - NY Highlander Jack Chesbro wins record 41st game of season (41-12), NY Highlander Jack Chesbro wins record 41st game of season (41-12)

October 7, 1907 - France's Henri Farman flies 30m in a biplane Learn More >>, France's Henri Farman flies 30m in a biplane Learn More >>

October 7, 1908 - Crete revolts against Turkey & aligns with Greece, Crete revolts against Turkey & aligns with Greece

October 7, 1908 - Serbia & Montenegro sign anti-Austria-Hungarian pact, Serbia & Montenegro sign anti-Austria-Hungarian pact

October 7, 1912 - The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction., The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.

October 7, 1915 - English nurse Edith Cavell sentenced to death along with 34 others by German court martial for running underground network to free Allied soldiers, English nurse Edith Cavell sentenced to death along with 34 others by German court martial for running underground network to free Allied soldiers

October 7, 1916 - The German submarine U-53 arrives off Newport, Rhode Island, and sinks 9 British merchant ships in international waters, The German submarine U-53 arrives off Newport, Rhode Island, and sinks 9 British merchant ships in international waters

October 7, 1919 - First London-Amsterdam airline service (British Aerial Transport & KLM), First London-Amsterdam airline service (British Aerial Transport & KLM)

October 7, 1919 - Fritz Kreisler & F Jacobi's "Apple Blossoms" premieres in NYC, Fritz Kreisler & F Jacobi's "Apple Blossoms" premieres in NYC

October 7, 1919 - KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, established (oldest existing airline), KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, established (oldest existing airline)

October 7, 1922 - Oud-burgem of Rotterdam Zimmerman becomes High Comm's of Austria, Oud-burgem of Rotterdam Zimmerman becomes High Comm's of Austria

October 7, 1923 - Yankees Everett Scott runs his consecutive-game streak to 1,138, Yankees Everett Scott runs his consecutive-game streak to 1,138

October 7, 1924 - Greek government of Dikalekopoulis forms, Greek government of Dikalekopoulis forms

October 7, 1926 - Italian Great Fascist Council forms, Italian Great Fascist Council forms

October 7, 1928 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10 miles (50:15.0), Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10 miles (50:15.0)

October 7, 1928 - Race Tafari Makonnen crowned king of Abyssinia, Race Tafari Makonnen crowned king of Abyssinia

October 7, 1929 - Ramsay MacDonald is first British Prime Minister to address US Congress, Ramsay MacDonald is first British Prime Minister to address US Congress

October 7, 1931 - 1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY, 1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY

October 7, 1935 - Himmler , Hess and Heydrich inspect the concentration camp at Dachau, Himmler , Hess and Heydrich inspect the concentration camp at Dachau

October 7, 1937 - Johan Wagenaar's "Feestmars" premieres in Amsterdam, Johan Wagenaar's "Feestmars" premieres in Amsterdam

October 7, 1938 - Germany requires all Jewish passports be stamped with letter J, Germany requires all Jewish passports be stamped with letter J

October 7, 1940 - World War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the U.S. into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States., World War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the U.S. into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.

October 7, 1941 - German army occupies Viarma, USSR, German army occupies Viarma, USSR

October 7, 1942 - 1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys Nazi battalion in Stalingrad, 1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys Nazi battalion in Stalingrad

October 7, 1942 - Last camouflaged German raider Komet leaves Flushing (Netherlands), Last camouflaged German raider Komet leaves Flushing (Netherlands)

October 7, 1942 - Maxwell Anderson's "Eve of St Mark" premieres in NYC, Maxwell Anderson's "Eve of St Mark" premieres in NYC

October 7, 1942 - US & UK government announce establishment of United Nations, US & UK government announce establishment of United Nations

October 7, 1942 - Yvon Robert beats Bill Longson in Montreal to become wrestling champ, Yvon Robert beats Bill Longson in Montreal to become wrestling champ

October 7, 1944 - Allies bombs sea dikes at Vlissingen, Allies bombs sea dikes at Vlissingen

October 7, 1944 - Field Marshal Erwin Rommel ordered to return to Berlin, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel ordered to return to Berlin

October 7, 1944 - Riots in Amersfoort/Utrecht/Strugle, Riots in Amersfoort/Utrecht/Strugle

October 7, 1944 - Uprising at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Jews burn down crematoriums, Uprising at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Jews burn down crematoriums

October 7, 1945 - Dutch author A M de Jong's murderer Ton van Gog escapes, Dutch author A M de Jong's murderer Ton van Gog escapes

October 7, 1946 - Charles Ives' 2nd string quartet premieres, Charles Ives' 2nd string quartet premieres

October 7, 1949 - German Democratic Republic formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day). Wilhelm Pieck becomes 1st president, Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st premier, German Democratic Republic formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day). Wilhelm Pieck becomes 1st president, Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st premier

October 7, 1950 - US forces invade North Korea by crossing 38th parallel, US forces invade North Korea by crossing 38th parallel

October 7, 1950 - Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head, Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head

October 7, 1950 - William H Jackson becomes deputy director of CIA, William H Jackson becomes deputy director of CIA

October 7, 1951 - David Ben-Gurion forms 3rd Israeli government, David Ben-Gurion forms 3rd Israeli government

October 7, 1953 - Bill Veeck tells Browns stockholders he faces bankruptcy unless they drop their suit to block his move to Baltimore, they comply, Bill Veeck tells Browns stockholders he faces bankruptcy unless they drop their suit to block his move to Baltimore, they comply

October 7, 1954 - Hassan el Hodeiby, leader of the Muslim Brothership, arrested in Egypt, Hassan el Hodeiby, leader of the Muslim Brothership, arrested in Egypt

October 7, 1954 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad Sinarum gentem, Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ad Sinarum gentem

October 7, 1955 - Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga launched at Brooklyn, Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga launched at Brooklyn

October 7, 1955 - Beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco., Beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco.

October 7, 1958 - Potter Stewart appointed to US Supreme Court, Potter Stewart appointed to US Supreme Court

October 7, 1958 - US manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury, US manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury

October 7, 1959 - Far side of Moon seen for the 1st time, courtesy of USSR's Luna 3 space probe Learn More >>, Far side of Moon seen for the 1st time, courtesy of USSR's Luna 3 space probe Learn More >>

October 7, 1960 - 2nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate, 2nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate

October 7, 1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR, USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

October 7, 1963 - Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary, Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary

October 7, 1963 - Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190, Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190

October 7, 1963 - JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty, JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty

October 7, 1965 - Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups, Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups

October 7, 1965 - 50 mph gust helps Robert Mitera ace 447-yd 10th hole at Miracle Hills, Omaha, Nebr to score world's longest straight hole-in-one, 50 mph gust helps Robert Mitera ace 447-yd 10th hole at Miracle Hills, Omaha, Nebr to score world's longest straight hole-in-one

October 7, 1967 - Rolf Hochhuth's "Soldaten" premieres in West Berlin, Rolf Hochhuth's "Soldaten" premieres in West Berlin

October 7, 1968 - Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system, Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system

October 7, 1968 - Rioting continues in Derry, Northern Ireland after Royal Ulster Constabulary put down civil rights march two days earlier, Rioting continues in Derry, Northern Ireland after Royal Ulster Constabulary put down civil rights march two days earlier

October 7, 1971 - T McNally's "Where has Tommy Flowers gone?" premieres in NYC, T McNally's "Where has Tommy Flowers gone?" premieres in NYC

October 7, 1971 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister Brian Faulkner meets with British Prime Minister Edward Heath ; they agree to send an additional 1,500 British Army troops to Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Prime Minister Brian Faulkner meets with British Prime Minister Edward Heath ; they agree to send an additional 1,500 British Army troops to Northern Ireland

October 7, 1973 - Iraq nationalizes Exxon and Mobil shares in Basrah Petroleum Company representing 23.75 percent equity in the company., Iraq nationalizes Exxon and Mobil shares in Basrah Petroleum Company representing 23.75 percent equity in the company.

October 7, 1974 - German Democratic Republic amends constitution, German Democratic Republic amends constitution

October 7, 1976 - Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao as Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao as Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

October 7, 1977 - USSR adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution., USSR adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution.

October 7, 1978 - USSR performs nuclear test, USSR performs nuclear test

October 7, 1979 - USSR performs underground nuclear test, USSR performs underground nuclear test

October 7, 1980 - Belgium 3rd government of Martens resigns, Belgium 3rd government of Martens resigns

October 7, 1981 - Hosni Mubarak becomes acting-president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak becomes acting-president of Egypt

October 7, 1982 - Olof Palme forms Swedish government, Olof Palme forms Swedish government

October 7, 1985 - 21st Space Shuttle Mission (51-J)-Atlantis 1 lands at Edwards AFB, 21st Space Shuttle Mission (51-J)-Atlantis 1 lands at Edwards AFB

October 7, 1985 - KHQ-AM in Spokane Wash's final transmission, KHQ-AM in Spokane Wash's final transmission

October 7, 1985 - PLO terrorists seize Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro, PLO terrorists seize Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro

October 7, 1986 - First edition of new British newspaper "Independent" published, First edition of new British newspaper "Independent" published

October 7, 1988 - Latvian flag raised in Riga for first time since annexation by USSR, Latvian flag raised in Riga for first time since annexation by USSR

October 7, 1988 - Lou Piniella is fired as manager of Yankees for 2nd time, Lou Piniella is fired as manager of Yankees for 2nd time

October 7, 1990 - Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens, Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens

October 7, 1991 - Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics, Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics

October 7, 1991 - Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her, Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her

October 7, 1993 - Massive Muslim demonstration in Xining, China, 12 killed, Massive Muslim demonstration in Xining, China, 12 killed

October 7, 1993 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to American writer Toni Morrison, Nobel prize for literature awarded to American writer Toni Morrison

October 7, 1994 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC, China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

October 7, 1994 - Faud Guliyev appointed premier of Azerbijan, Faud Guliyev appointed premier of Azerbijan

October 7, 1994 - Ingvar Carlsson forms Swedish government, Ingvar Carlsson forms Swedish government

October 7, 1994 - Lu Bin swims female 200m medley world record (2:11.57), Lu Bin swims female 200m medley world record (2:11.57)

October 7, 1995 - Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees, Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees

October 7, 1996 - Rupert Murdoch launches Fox News with Roger Ailes as CEO, Rupert Murdoch launches Fox News with Roger Ailes as CEO

October 7, 1998 - Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming., Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.

October 7, 2001 - The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground, The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground

October 7, 2001 - Crude oil resumes flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline after workers welded shut a bullet hole that caused 260,000 US gallons of oil to spill out, Crude oil resumes flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline after workers welded shut a bullet hole that caused 260,000 US gallons of oil to spill out

October 7, 2004 - King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates, King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates

October 7, 2009 - A digital version of psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung 's 'Red Book' is published 48 years after his death and contains personal notes on his subconscious during the period in which he developed his principal theories, A digital version of psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung 's 'Red Book' is published 48 years after his death and contains personal notes on his subconscious during the period in which he developed his principal theories

October 7, 2012 - 13 people are killed after a Sudanese military aeroplane crashes near Khartoum, 13 people are killed after a Sudanese military aeroplane crashes near Khartoum

October 7, 2012 - Sébastien Loeb wins the World Rally Championship for the ninth consecutive year, Sébastien Loeb wins the World Rally Championship for the ninth consecutive year

October 7, 2013 - Mulatu Teshome becomes president of Ethiopia, Mulatu Teshome becomes president of Ethiopia

October 7, 2013 - James Rothman, Randy Schekman and  Thomas C. Südhof win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on transport systems in cells, James Rothman, Randy Schekman and  Thomas C. Südhof win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on transport systems in cells

October 7, 2014 - Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing blue light emitting diodes, Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing blue light emitting diodes

October 7, 2014 - Spanish nurse diagnosed with Ebola, the first case outside west Africa, Spanish nurse diagnosed with Ebola, the first case outside west Africa

October 7, 2015 - US President Barack Obama apologises to Doctors without Borders President and the President of Afghanistan for the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz, US President Barack Obama apologises to Doctors without Borders President and the President of Afghanistan for the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz

October 7, 2015 - Nobel prize in Chemistry awarded to Tomas Lindahl (Sweden), Paul Modrich (US) and Aziz Sancar (Turkey) for work on cells DNA repair, Nobel prize in Chemistry awarded to Tomas Lindahl (Sweden), Paul Modrich (US) and Aziz Sancar (Turkey) for work on cells DNA repair

October 7, 2016 - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos wins the Nobel Peace Prize for attempts to end conflict with FARC, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos wins the Nobel Peace Prize for attempts to end conflict with FARC

October 7, 2016 - Washington Post releases videotape of Donald Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without consent, Washington Post releases videotape of Donald Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without consent

October 7, 2018 - Romanian referendum to ban same sex marriage fails with only 20.4% voting, Romanian referendum to ban same sex marriage fails with only 20.4% voting

October 7, 2018 - China confirms it has detained Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who resigns from his position after being reported missing, China confirms it has detained Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who resigns from his position after being reported missing

October 7, 2018 - Limousine crash kills 20 people, including two pedestrians in Schoharie, New York, Limousine crash kills 20 people, including two pedestrians in Schoharie, New York

October 7, 2019 - Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology awarded to Peter Ratcliffe, William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza for discovering how cells sense oxygen, Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology awarded to Peter Ratcliffe, William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza for discovering how cells sense oxygen