A Little About What Happened on October 10 in History

History of October 10 from OnThisDay.com

Important Events

  • 680 Al-Hussein (Al-Ḥusayn ibn) and his followers killed at Karbala by army of Yazid, the Umayyad caliph, on the way to Kufa
  • 1780 Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in the Caribbean, hitting Barbados first. Atlantic’s deadliest recorded hurricane.
  • 1954 Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops
  • 1957 A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, England becomes the world’s first major nuclear accident

Today’s Historical Events

Events in Film and TV

  • 1954 1st National Film Awards (India): “Shyamchi Aai” wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1956 “Giant”, directed by George Stevens, starring Elizabeth TaylorRock Hudson and James Dean in his last role, premieres in NYC
  • 1960 WGTE TV channel 30 in Toledo, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 Variety TV show “The Bob Newhart Show” premieres on NBC in the US
  • 1963 “From Russia With Love” 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London
  • 1965 The Supremes appear on the “The Ed Sullivan Show”
  • 1979 Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood
  • 1983 NBC premiere of true life drama “Adam”, based on John Walsh’s son’s murder

History of Today’s Film and TV

Events In Music

  • 1938 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich‘s 1st String Quartet
  • 1947 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical “Allegro” premieres at Majestic Theater NYC for 318 performances
  • 1959 “Happy Town” closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1960 “Laughs & Other Events” opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1961 “Milk & Honey” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 543 performances
  • 1965 “Drat! – The Cat!” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 8 performances

Today’s Events in Music History

Events in Sports

  • 1892 Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan
  • 1899 African-American inventor Issac R. Johnson patents the bicycle frame
  • 1904 Boston pitchers achieve 148 complete games-an AL record, also record for total complete games AL 1,098, NL 1,089
  • 1916 In Game 3, Charlie Ebbets becomes the 1st owner to raise the price of World Series grandstand seats to $5-up from $3
  • 1920 Phoenix Cardinals (then in Chicago) play 1st NFL game, a 0-0 tie
  • 1920 Indian Bill Wambsganns makes 1st unassisted World Series triple play
  • 1920 Cleveland Indians outfielder Elmer Smith hits baseball’s first ever World Series grand slam (Game 5, 1920)
  • 1921 NFL Decatur Staleys become Chicago Staleys, win 14-10

History of Today’s Sports

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