1 October It Happened Today
1868 Death of King Mongkut of Siam.
1890 Birth of English actor Stanley Holloway.
1924 Birth of American president Jimmy Carter.
1935 Birth of English actress Julie Andrews.
1936 General Franco is proclaimed “Chief of the Spanish State” by the military junta trying to seize power in the country.
1949 China is declared a “People’s Republic” under the leadership of Mao Tse-tung.
1969 Concorde 001 breaks the sound barrier for the first time.
1987 A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Los Angeles.