Video: 'Pope John Paul II historic visit to the USA'
(Wednesday, October 4, 1995, 3:20 p.m. EDT) — Pope John Paul II returned to America today on a five-day mission to strengthen his discordant church in America and press his crusades to undermine materialism and fortify peace in the post-cold-war world. Continue reading Pope John Paul II arrives in U.S. for five-day visit 20 years ago this hour (Oct 4 1995)
Video: '1955 World Series Highlights | Brooklyn Dodgers vs New York Yankees'
(Tuesday, October 4, 1955, mid-afternoon EDT) — The Brooklyn Dodgers won the 1955 World Series today, beating the New York Yankees 2-0 at Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York, in the seventh and deciding game.
It was the first of six World Series titles for the Dodgers (1955-1988) and the only World Series win while based in Brooklyn.
Continue reading Brooklyn Dodgers win World Series in seven games 60 years ago this afternoon (Oct 4 1955)
(Saturday, October 4, 1975) — “Run Joey Run” by David Geddes peaked at #4 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, October 4, 1975) — “Gone at Last” by Paul Simon/Phoebe Snow peaked at #23 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, October 4, 1975) — “Letting Go” by (former Beatle Paul McCartney and) Wings debuted at #74 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
(Friday, October 4, 1895) — The first U.S. Open Men’s Golf Championship administered by the United States Golf Association was held today at the Newport Country Club in Rhode Island.
Horace Rawlins (pictured above) won the inaugural U.S. Open title, two strokes ahead of runner-up Willie Dunn.
Video: 'Pope Pope Paul In The New World (1965)'
(Monday, October 4, 1965, 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. EDT) — Pope Paul VI made the first papal visit to the Western Hemisphere today, spending about 14 hours in New York. Continue reading Pope Paul VI makes first papal visit to U.S. 50 years ago this hour (Oct 4 1965)