On this day: October 4

Published: Oct 03 2012 08:01:41 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 04 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

Work begins on Mount Rushmore, Sputnik is launched into space, the pope visits America for the first time, Janis Joplin is found dead of an overdose, all on this day.

OTD October 4 - Graham Chapman
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1989: English comedian and actor Graham Chapman, best known as one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python, dies at age 48 in Maidstone, Kent, England, after suffering from tonsil cancer and secondary spinal cancer. He's seen here in a group photo with the rest of the Monty Python group, in the back left with a pipe in his mouth.

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