On this day: October 4

Published On: 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.

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1946: Actress Susan Sarandon, who won a Best Actress Oscar for 1995's "Dead Man Walking" and is also known for such movies as "Atlantic City," "Bull Durham," "Thelma & Louise" and "The Client," is born in New York City.

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