On This Day October 4
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 heroin overdose at the age of 27.
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.
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”)