On This Day: October 1

Tornado Talk Summary

Seventeen tornadoes are recorded in the SPC database for October 1, 1977. The strongest was a quick-hitting twister that hit in the Greater Cincinnati, OH area. The focus of the damage was on Seville Court. A total of 12 homes were destroyed and 15 others were damaged. There were 17 injuries. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!

October 1, 1927: A tornado described as “a gigantic funnel of smoke and fire,” moved nine miles through parts of Hunt County, TX. A house and barn were destroyed 8 miles SW of Campbell. “Leaves fell in Commerce from this tornado but also fell in Greenville from an unknown and unlisted tornado.” Rating given: F2

Twister From The 2000s

On October 1, 2019, an EF1 tornado tracked for 13 miles from SW of Sullivan to NE of North Prairie, WI. Damage was mainly to snapped or uprooted trees, though a few outbuildings and homes sustained minor to moderate damage. Source

Roof torn off of an outbuilding, photo via NWS Milwaukee.
Tree down on a house, photo via NWS Milwaukee.
Trees down, photo via NWS Milwaukee.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

October 1, 1938: Grannis and Okay, AR both reached 105 degrees, setting the all-time record high for the state of Arkansas in the month of October. Source

Graphic via NWS Little Rock.

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1926, an oil field accident costs aviator Wiley Post his left eye, used the settlement money to buy his 1st aircraft. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1924, Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States (1977–81), was born in Plains, Georgia. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1968, Cult zombie film “Night of the Living Dead” directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea premiered in Pittsburgh! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1956, After test audiences gave a negative reaction to Elvis Presley dying at the end of the film Love Me Tender, The King was called back to re-shoot the scene. In the new ending, the hero lived. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

October 1, 2017: Fifty-eight people are killed and 869 others injured in a mass shooting at a country music festival at the Las Vegas Strip in the United States; the gunman, Stephen Paddock, later commits suicide. Image: The Las Vegas Sign on The Strip, as seen on October 9, 2017, covered in flowers in the wake of the 2017 Las Vegas Strip shooting from Rmvisuals, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

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