On This Day — October 4th

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October 4th is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 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).

On this day in history:

1535 – The first complete English-language Bible (the Coverdale Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale.

1582 – Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.

1883 – First run of the Orient Express.

1927 – Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.

1957 – Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.

1965 – Pope Paul VI arrives in New York City, the first Pope to visit the Americas.

2006 – Wikileaks is launched by Julian Assange.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Fifty Shades of Grey Star Dakota Johnson turns 28

Supergirl Star Melissa Benoist turns 29

Clueless Actress Alicia Silverstone turns 41

Ray Donovan Star Liev Schreiber turns 50

Feud Star Susan Sarandon turns 71

Django Unchained Actor Christoph Waltz turns 61

Happy Birthday to all October 4th babies!

Nicole Kidman vs Jessica Lange Closest Emmy Race In Years

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The Primetime Emmy Awards take place on September 17, 2017, but the analysis and estimations of the award show are already well underway with GoldDerby selecting the likely nominees and likely winners on their predictions site.

Netflix’s The Crown is fully expected to win Best Drama Series while Veep is the favourite for comedy, but it’s the acting categories where the stakes get higher and a lot more competitive.

According to the experts on GoldDerby, Best Drama Actress is a three way battle between Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaiden’s Tale, The American’s Keri Russell and The Crown’s Claire Foy. Moss is the likely winning although Foy has supporters on her side too.

It’s the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie where the category is absolutely staked, though with FX’s Feud fighting it out with HBO’s Big Little Lies.

Jessica Lange, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Susan Sarandon all compete for the prestigious award with Lange having a slight advantage (10 GoldDerby supporters) going into the nominations announcement.

Kidman is by far the closest competition, trailing Lange narrowly with 9 GoldDerby supporters. With Kidman’s co-star Reese Witherspoon also being in with a shout, GoldDerby speculate Witherspoon could split the votes and cost her Aussie friend, but admit Sarandon could do the same to her Feud co-star Lange.

Lange has been richly awarded by the Emmys in the past, winning 3 in the past 8 years. Kidman, Sarandon and Witherspoon have yet to win a single Emmy despite several nominations between. GoldDerby speculate that could serve Kidman well with Emmy members deciding Lange has already won enough.

Primetime Emmy nominations are announced July 13.