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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1956: Actor Christoph Waltz, best known for his award-winning roles in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" and "Django Unchained," is born in Vienna, Austria. Waltz won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for both movies. He's also appeared in movies such as "The Green Hornet," "Water for Elephants" and "Carnage."

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