Birthdays: Randy Quaid, Esai Morales, Danielle Bisutti, Brooke Peoples Movie releases: Night of the Living Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dark Carnival, Let Me In Video game releases: MediEvil
October 1, 1997 Pearl, Mississippi Luke Woodham (16) bludgeons and stabs his mother as she sleeps before going on a shooting spree at his school After his capture, Woodham claims he did not remember killing his mother and so had no motive for the murder. He drove his mother's car to his high school and… Continue reading Pearl High School shooting
Night of the Living Dead Released October 1, 1968 The attached pictures are from Reader's Digest, condensed from a longer article published in the Chicago Sun-Tribune, written by Roger Ebert. In it, he describes families taking their children, or leaving them alone entirely, to the movie. Ebert feared for the children's mental well-being considering the… Continue reading Horror History — Night of the Living Dead and the MPAA rating system
October 1, 1910 Los Angeles, California An Iron Workers unionist sets off a bomb in the Los Angeles Times building, killing 21 and injuring over 100 Brothers James and John McNamara planned the explosion to bring attention to their cause, which was to re-unionize the city after the steel and iron industries had successfully reduced… Continue reading Protestors bomb Los Angeles Times building
October 1, unspecified year Tennessee Professor Knowby records on an audio tape that he has killed his wife. The full quote from the audio entry was: "It is October 1, 4:33 p.m. Henrietta is dead. I could not bring myself to dismember her corpse. But I buried her."