1st October 1924
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, was born. 95 years.
6th October 1989
Bette Davis, the American actress of film, television and theatre, died. 30 years.
22nd October 1844
Sarah Bernhardt, French stage and early film actress; referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known", was born. 175 years.
27th October 1939
Nylon stockings are sold publicly for the first time in a department store in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. 80 years.
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