In Music History:
1963, The Beatles played their last ever performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. The Beatles, whose fee for their first performance at the Cavern had been £5, received a fee of £300 for this performance.
1963, The Beach Boys released ‘Surfer Girl’, the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote and the first one he produced.
1968, The Doors started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hello I Love You', the group's second US No.1. A No.15 hit in the UK. The group had 8 top 40 US hits from 67-71.
1968, The two day Newport Pop Festival took place in Costa Mesa, California with Alice Cooper, Canned Heat, Chambers Brothers, Charles Lloyd Quartet, Country Joe and the Fish, Electric Flag, James Cotton Blues Band, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Sonny & Cher, Steppenwolf and Tiny Tim. Over 100,000 fans attended the festival.
1492 - Christopher Columbus left Palos, Spain with three ships. The voyage would lead him to what is now known as the Americas. He reached the Bahamas on October 12.
1933 - The Mickey Mouse Watch was introduced for the price of $2.75.
1936 - Jesse Owens won the first of his four Olympic gold medals.
1943 - Gen. George S. Patton verbally abused and slapped a private. Later, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered him to apologize for the incident.