On This Day October 4
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1946 – Oscar-winning actress and social activist Susan Sarandon (” The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Bull Durham,” “Thelma & Louise,” “Dead Man Walking,” “Anywhere But Here,” “Elizabethtown,” “Enchanted”)
1927 – Sculpting begins on the face of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota’s Black Hills National Forest. The 14-year project produces granite images of four of America’s most revered and beloved presidents—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
1970 – Rock and roll legend Janis Joplin, known for her distinctive blues-inspired vocals, rebellious lifestyle, psychedelic Porsche and free-flowing fashion sense, dies of a drug overdose at the age of 27.