What Happened in October 2006

Historical Events

  • Oct 2 Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.
  • Oct 9 North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Oct 11 "30 Rock", starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Tracy Morgan, debuts on NBC

Actress & Writer Tina Fey
Actress & Writer
Tina Fey
Actor Alec Baldwin
Actor
Alec Baldwin
  • Oct 14 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 17 The United States population reaches 300 million
  • Oct 19 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 22 Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama
  • Oct 22 57th Formula One WDC: Fernando Alonso wins by 13 points
  • Oct 24 Justice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the "motive clause", an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act.
  • Oct 27 MLB World Series: St. Louis Cardinals defeat Detroit Tigers to win 4-1
  • Oct 28 Funeral service for the peace of the executed at Bykivnia forest, outside of Kiev, Ukraine, with reburial of 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s - early 1940s.

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 1 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 7 Comedian-actor Tim Allen (53) weds actress Jane Hajduk (39) at an outdoor ceremony in Grand Lake, Colorado

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
  • Oct 14 Merengue singer Melina Leon (33) weds Ruy Fernando Delgado at La Iglesia Metodista Universitaria in San Juan, Puerto Rico

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 14 "Celtic Tiger" choreographer Michael Flatley (48) weds fellow dancer Niamh O'Brien at St. Patrick's Church in Fermoy, Ireland

Irish Dancer Michael Flatley
Irish Dancer
Michael Flatley
  • Oct 20 "Liberty X" member Michelle Heaton (27) weds Pop Idol's Andy Scott-Lee (26) in Hertfordshire, England

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 6 "Friends" actor Matt LeBlanc (39) divorces former model Melissa McKnight (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Jerald Tanner, American religious activist (b. 1938)
  • Oct 1 André Viger, French Canadian wheelchair marathoner (b. 1952)
  • Oct 2 Helen Chenoweth-Hage, American politician (b. 1938)
  • Oct 2 Tamara Dobson, American actress (b. 1947)
  • Oct 2 Paul Halmos, Hungarian-born American mathematician (b. 1916)
  • Oct 3 Alberto Ramento, Filipina bishop (b. 1937)
  • Oct 3 John Crank, British mathematician (b. 1913)
  • Oct 3 Peter Norman, Australian track star (b. 1942)
  • Oct 4 Tom Bell, English actor on stage, television and film (b. 1933)
  • Oct 4 Oskar Pastior, Romanian-born German writer, dies at 78
  • Oct 5 Jennifer Moss, English Actress (b. 1945)
  • Oct 5 Antonio Peña, Mexican founder of lucha libre promotion AAA (b. 1953)
  • Oct 6 Puck Brouwer, Dutch athlete (b. 1930)
  • Oct 6 Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian film director (b. 1940)
  • Oct 6 Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • Oct 6 Wilson Tucker, American writer (b. 1914)
  • Oct 6 Alex L. Shigo, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist, dies at 76
  • Oct 7 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist (b. 1958)
  • Oct 8 Mark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (b. 1975)
  • Oct 9 Paul Hunter, English professional snooker player (b. 1978)
  • Oct 9 Raymond Noorda, American co-founder and long time CEO of Novell (b. 1924)
  • Oct 10 Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (b. 1932)
  • Oct 10 Ian Scott, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • Oct 11 Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • Oct 11 Howard Kerzner, Chief Executive Officer of Kerzner International (b. 1964)
  • Oct 11 Benito Martínez, Cuban who claimed to be the oldest person, died mildly ironically. Family didn't mourn - mostly dead also. (b. ?1880)
  • Oct 12 Gillo Pontecorvo, Italian film director (b. 1919)
  • Oct 13 Wang Guangmei, Chinese first lady (b. 1921)
  • Oct 14 Jared Anderson, American bassist (b. 1975)
  • Oct 14 Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), dies at 69
  • Oct 14 Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (b. 1919)
  • Oct 14 Nancy Lynn, American aviator (b. 1956)
  • Oct 14 Gerry Studds, American politician (b. 1937)
  • Oct 16 Valentín Paniagua Corazao, Ex President of Peru (b. 1936)
  • Oct 16 Ross Davidson, British actor (b. 1949)
  • Oct 16 Tommy Johnson, American tubist (b. 1935)
  • Oct 16 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (b. 1921)
  • Oct 17 Daniel Emilfork, French actor (b. 1924)
  • Oct 17 Christopher Glenn, American newscaster (b. 1938)
  • Oct 18 Mario Francesco Cardinal Pompedda (b. 1929)
  • Oct 18 Anna Russell, English music satirist (b. 1911)
  • Oct 19 James Glennon, American cinematographer (b. 1942)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 20 Jane Wyatt, American actress (Father Knows Best), dies at 96

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • Oct 21 Rene Gerber, Swiss composer, dies at 98
  • Oct 22 Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (b. 1922)
  • Oct 23 Lebo Mathosa, South African entertainer (b. 1977)
  • Oct 24 Enolia McMillan, American civil rights activist (b. 1904)
  • Oct 24 William Montgomery Watt, Islamic studies scholar, orientalist and historian (b. 1909)
  • Oct 26 Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and museum director (b. 1924)
  • Oct 27 Joe Niekro, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • Oct 27 Brad Will, American anarchist and independent journalist (b. 1970)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 28 Red Auerbach, American basketball coach and executive, dies of a heart attack at 89

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • Oct 28 Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (b. 1955)
  • Oct 28 Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (b. 1920)
  • Oct 29 Mohammadu Maccido, 18th Sultan of Sokoto (b. 1928)
  • Oct 30 Junji Kinoshita, Japanese playwright (b. 1914)
  • Oct 30 Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (b. 1926)
  • Oct 31 Pieter Willem Botha, President of South Africa (b. 1916)