October 6

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October 6 in Clemson History

  • 1928: Clemson manages a 6-0 win at Auburn. As the first offering of the year's lyceum, Miss Suzanne Keener, prima donna of the National Broadcasting & Concert Bureau, gives a concert in the College Chapel at 8 p.m. She has been with the Metropolitan Opera Company for three years, making her debut as Gilda in "Rigoletto". After three years with the Met, she decided that the concert field offered her greater opportunities for self-expression and has pursued that course since. (The Tiger, 3 October 1928, Volume XXIV, Number 3, page 1.)
  • 1930: Tau Beta Phi holds meeting on Monday.
  • 1936: The Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, national scouting fraternity, is organized at Clemson, becoming the first college chapter in the state. Members are chosen on their previous records in scouting activities and their desire to serve the student body, faculty, community, and nation. The aim of each of these is to "be a leader, be a friend, and be of service." (TAPS, 1943, page 372.)
  • 1941: Work begins on the site of Memorial Stadium including cleaning, digging and leveling the site, supervised by Frank Howard.
  • 1967: Clemson plays its first-ever soccer match, defeating Furman, 4-0, in Greenville. Frank Schmidt scores the Tigers' first-ever goal with an assist from Gary Fleetwood.
  • 1975: Departed Clemson basketball Coach Tates Locke's reputation unwinds as recruiting violations (automobiles, I'll pay yo' Mama's rent) find the NCAA placing Clemson on three years' probation, thereby hobbling Clemson outstanding 7'1" talent Wayne "Tree" Rollins final college play prospects.
  • 1978: Campus ambulance service begins.
  • 1979: Seven students shot at Homecoming Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity party, two fatally, at the University of South Carolina. A sophomore is charged.
  • 2006: The Clemson Players present August Strindberg's masterpiece "Miss Julie" in the Bellamy Theatre of the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m., October 3-7, and at 3 p.m. on October 7-8. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
  • 2007: The Tigers host the Virginia Tech Hokies in Death Valley. Clemson Corps Scholarship Recipients and Donors are invited by the Clemson Corps Board of Directors and the Commanders of the Army and Air Force ROTC to attend a reception two hours before the football game at the Fike Recreation Center Sun Deck. RSVP by September 28 at the Business and Behavioral Science office, G-01 Sirrine Hall, 864-656-6172, or at GEDWARD@clemson.edu. Fahmarr McElrathbey introduces the Tiger offensive and defensive lines during the ESPN broadcast of the first quarter. Calhoun Corners restaurant is featured during the broadcast. The Tigers are downed 23-41.
  • 2008: October 6-November 12: "Headway" gallery installation by Martijn van Wagtendonk, at Lee Gallery, Lee Hall. For more information call 864-656-3883, or visit www.clemson.edu/caah/leegallery.
  • 2009: "Athens, Ga. - Inside/Out," a 1987 documentary by Tony Gayton, will be shown at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6 in the McKissick Theater. This showing will be free and open to all students. The documentary chronicles the rise of the art/music scene of Athens that still endures today. It features musical performances by R.E.M., the B52s, Pylon, Love Tractor, the Flat Duo Jets, The Squalls, Dreams So Real, Time Toy, the BBQ Killers and others. The documentary also touches on the "outsider art" of the late Rev. Howard Finster, as well as the poetry of the late John Seawright. This showing has been arranged by Patrick C. Neal, Associate Director of Student Media. Says he, "Over the years of my association with Clemson Student Media, many of you - particularly at WSBF - have lamented the lack of an art/music scene in Clemson. Through this documentary, I hope to show an example of one such scene that arose more or less spontaneously from a place not unlike Clemson - that is, a small university town in the rural Deep South. I do hope you will consider attending, and if you know other people who might be interested in this type of thing, I hope you'd encourage them to attend as well."


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