What Happened in October 2009

Historical Events

  • 2nd Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics
  • 2nd The economic crisis in Ireland is considered to be the driving force behind the largest migration of Irish people to London in 20 years, it is reported today
  • 4th George Papandreou's Panhellenic Socialist Movement defeats Greece's governing New Democracy party in an electoral landslide.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

7th A digital version of psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung's 'Red Book' is published 48 years after his death and contains personal notes on his subconscious during the period in which he developed his principal theories

Psychiatrist Carl Jung
Carl Jung
  • 9th First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program
  • 10th After closed borders for nearly two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich to open their borders

Sports record brokenNFL Record

18th QB Tom Brady throws five second quarter touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans, an NFL record for touchdown passes in one quarter

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 21st MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 1
  • 21st 55th National Film Awards (India): "Kanchivaram" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 23rd The United Nations "Rotterdam Rules" convention regulating international maritime carriage of goods is ratified with its twentieth signature.
  • 23rd The UK markets had contracted by 0.4% in the third quarter against what was expected to be a period of growth, as a result of unexpectedly poor performance by the service sector
  • 24th First International Day of Climate Action, organized with 350.org, a global campaign to address a claimed global warming crisis.
  • 24th 19th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 20-16 in South Bend (Notre Dame's first win in the series in nine years)
  • 25th The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.
  • 25th MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 2
  • 28th The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.
  • 28th NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

10th Ice hockey right winger Pavel Bure (38) weds model Alina Khasanova (23) in Moscow, Russia

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure
  • 11th "Mad Men" vixen Christina Hendricks (37) weds actor Geoffrey Arend (34) at the couple's favorite Il Buco restaurant in New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

17th Musician Trent Reznor (44) weds vocalist Mariqueen Maandig in Los Angeles

Musician Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor
  • 25th Socialite Ivanka Trump (27) weds New York Observer owner Jared Kushner (28) at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • 3rd Queen Fatima, former Libyan queen (b. 1918)
  • 4th Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (b. 1935)
  • 4th Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)
  • 6th Douglas Campbell, Scottish born Canadian actor (b. 1922)
  • 7th Irving Penn, American photographer (b. 1917)
  • 10th Stephen Gately, Irish singer (Boyzone) (b. 1976)
  • 11th Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (b. 1969)
  • 12th Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian cyclist (b. 1974)
  • 12th Dickie Peterson American musician (b. 1948)
  • 13th Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)
  • 13th Roger Nixon, American composer, dies at 88
  • 14th Captain Lou Albano. American Professional Wrestler and Manager. (b. 1933)
  • 17th Vic Mizzy, American composer (themes to Green Acres and The Addams Family) (b. 1916)
  • 18th Nancy Spero, American feminist artist dies aged 83
  • 19th Howard Unruh, American spree killer (b. 1921)
  • 19th Joseph Wiseman, Canadian actor (b. 1918)
  • 22nd Don Lane, American-born Australian television personality (b. 1933)
  • 22nd Soupy Sales, American comedian and television personality (b. 1926)
  • 26th Teel Bivins, American politician (b. 1947)
  • 26th George Na'ope, American musician (b. 1928)
  • 27th David Shepherd, English cricket umpire (b. 1940)
  • 30th Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist and ethnologist (b.1908)
  • 31st Qian Xuesen, Chinese scientist (b. 1911)
  • 31st Tom Wheatcroft, English businessman (b. 1922)