October 4 is the 277th day of the year. There are 88 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).
+ 1876 – Texas A&M University opens as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, becoming the first public institution of higher education in Texas.
+ 1883 – First run of the Orient Express.
+ 1927 – Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
+ 1963 – Hurricane Flora kills 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti.
+ 1895 – Buster Keaton, American film actor, director, and producer (d. 1966)
+ 1923 – Charlton Heston, American actor, director and gun rights activist (d. 2008)
+ 1934 – Sam Huff, American football player, coach, and sportscaster