You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live



▲  4th Inning 0 outs

This day in history

Saturday is Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2013. There are 87 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Musician Steve Miller is 70. Actress Karen Allen is 62. Rock singer and famine-relief organizer Bob Geldof is 59. Actress Kate Winslet is 38.

Continue reading below

In 1892, the Dalton Gang, notorious for its train robberies, was practically wiped out while attempting to rob two banks in Coffeyville, Kan.

In 1931, Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon completed the first nonstop flight across the Pacific, arriving in Washington state from Japan.

In 1947, President Truman delivered the first televised White House address.

In 1962, the Beatles’ first hit recording, ‘‘Love Me Do,’’ was released in the United Kingdom. The first James Bond movie, ‘‘Dr. No,’’ starring Sean Connery, premiered in London.

In 1969, the British comedy program ‘‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’’ made its BBC debut.

In 1981, President Reagan signed a resolution granting honorary American citizenship to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg.

In 1988, Democrat Lloyd Bentsen lambasted Republican Dan Quayle during their vice-presidential debate, telling Quayle, ‘‘Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.’’

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of