On this day: October 1

POSTED: 8:26 PM Sep 30 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Oct 01 2013

Thomas Edison opens the world's first electric lamp factory, Yosemite becomes a national park, soccer great Pele says goodbye, and Walt Disney World opens, all on this day.

OTD October 1 - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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New Line Cinema

1974: The slasher film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," directed and produced by Tobe Hooper, premieres in Austin, Texas. The low-budget film, which follows a group of friends who fall victim to a family of cannibals while on their way to visit an old homestead, proved to be enormously successful, grossing more than $30 million at the domestic box office.

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