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 - Jackie Collins
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1937: Author Jackie Collins, whose 28 novels have sold more than 400 million copies, is born in London, England.

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