On this day: October 1

Published On: Sep 30 2012 09:26:47 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 01 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Thomas Edison opens the world's first electric lamp factory, Yosemite becomes a national park, soccer great Pele says goodbye, and Walt Disney World opens, all on this day.

OTD October 1 - Walter Matthau
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1920: Actor Walter Matthau, best known for movies such as "Charade," "The Odd Couple," "The Bad News Bears," "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" and "Grumpy Old Men," is born Walter John Matthow in New York City. Matthau won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for 1966's "The Fortune Cookie" and also received Best Actor nominations for his roles in "Kotch" and "The Sunshine Boys."

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