What Happened in October 2016

Historical Events


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Oct 2 Vin Scully broadcasts his last Dodgers game after a record 67 seasons

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully
  • Oct 2 Colombia votes against a peace agreement with rebel group FARC in a national referundum
  • Oct 2 41st Ryder Cup: US wins 17-11 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota
  • Oct 3 Yoshinori Ohsumi from Japan wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for research into autophagy
  • Oct 7 Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos wins the Nobel Peace Prize for attempts to end conflict with FARC

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Oct 7 Washington Post releases videotape of Donald Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without consent

Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President Donald Trump
Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President
Donald Trump
  • Oct 8 140 people are killed in an air strike during a wake in Sanaa, Yemen

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Oct 9 Second US Presidential debate: Hostile confrontation between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Washington University, St. Louis

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President Donald Trump
Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President
Donald Trump
  • Oct 10 Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to UK-born Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland for work on contract theory
  • Oct 10 Actress Shailene Woodley arrested for trespassing while protesting against proposed Dakota Access Pipeline
  • Oct 11 South Korean firm Samsung announces it will permanently stop production of Note 7 phones after complaints devices caught fire
  • Oct 12 Auston Matthews becomes 1st player to score 4 goals in his NHL debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa
  • Oct 12 James Charles (17) becomes the 1st male face of make-up label CoverGirl

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Oct 13 American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • Oct 16 Ed Whitlock at 85 becomes oldest person to complete a marathon under 4 hours, at Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 3 hours 56 minutes
  • Oct 17 Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China
  • Oct 18 US White Houses says it is "confident" Russia behind recent email hacking and attemps to influence US election
  • Oct 19 Third US Presidential debate: Donald Trump notably refuses to say if he will accept the result of election during debate with Hillary Clinton at Nevada University, Las Vegas
  • Oct 22 AT&T buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion
  • Oct 24 Suicide bomb kills 61 and injures 117 at a police training academy in Quetta, Pakistan, ISIS claims responsibility
  • Oct 25 Paul Beatty becomes the 1st American to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sellout"
  • Oct 25 4 killed on a theme park ride at Dreamworld, in Queensland, Australia
  • Oct 27 6.6-magnitude quake hits central Italy - strongest earthquake in Italy for 36 years
  • Oct 30 Canada and the EU sign free trade deal after opposition by Belgium
  • Oct 31 Lebanon parliament elects Michel Aoun President after 2 1/2 years without a leader

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 1 TV host Louise Roe (33) weds Mackenzie Hunkin at the historic Eton College Chapel in Windsor, England
  • Oct 2 Actress Zosia Mamet (28) weds actor Evan Jonigkeit at the Cedar Lakes Estate in Port Jervis, New York
  • Oct 2 Actress Lyndsy Fonseca (29) weds actor Noah Bean (37) at Saltwater Farm in Connecticut
  • Oct 8 "Teen Mom OG" star Maci Bookout weds Taylor McKinney at the Honey Lake Resort in Greenville, Florida
  • Oct 10 Actor and director Shia LaBeouf (30) weds "Nymphomaniac" co-star Mia Goth (23) at Viva Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct 15 Former "Glee" actress Dianna Agron (30) weds Mumford & Sons banjo player Winston Marshall (27) in Morocco
  • Oct 15 "The Flash" actor Robbie Amell (28) weds actress Italia Ricci (29) in downtown Los Angeles
  • Oct 22 Legendary singer and songwriter Paul Anka (75) weds Lisa Pemberton at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles

Famous Divorces


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Oct 4 Singer Gwen Stefani and musician Gavin Rossdale divorce after 13 years of marriage

Singer Gwen Stefani
Singer
Gwen Stefani

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), dies at 92
  • Oct 9 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, dies of heart disease at 60
  • Oct 9 Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director (Ashes & Diamonds, Man of Iron), dies at 90
  • Oct 13 Bhumibol Adulyadej [Rama IX], King of Thailand (1946-2016), was world's longest reigning monarch, dies at 88
  • Oct 13 Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), dies at 90
  • Oct 14 Jean Alexander, English actress (Hilda Ogden on Coronation Street), dies at 90
  • Oct 16 Kigeli V, last King of Rwanda (1959-61), dies at 80
  • Oct 17 Eddie Applegate, American actor (Patty Duke Show), dies at 81
  • Oct 19 Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina, dies at 99
  • Oct 20 Junko Tabei, Japanese mountain-climber, 1st woman to climb Mount Everest, dies at 77
  • Oct 22 Steve Dillion, English Comic book artist (Preacher), dies at 54
  • Oct 23 Jack Chick, American religious cartoonist (Chick tracts), dies at 92
  • Oct 23 Tom Hayden, American civil rights and antiwar activist and politician (Rep-D-Ca), dies at 76
  • Oct 23 Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar (1972-95), dies at 84
  • Oct 24 Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive, "Spin Me Round"), dies of a cardiac arrest at 57
  • Oct 24 Bobby Vee, American pop singer (Night has a Thousand Eyes), dies at 73
  • Oct 24 Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Uruguayan politician, President of Uruguay (2000-2005), dies at 88
  • Oct 25 Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian footballer, Captain of winning World Cup team (1970), dies at 72
  • Oct 29 Pen Sovann, 1st post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian Prime Minister (1981), dies at 80
  • Oct 31 Tammy Grimes, American stage actress (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 82
  • Oct 31 James Galanos, American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame), dies at 92
  • Oct 31 Natalie Babbitt, American children's writer (Tuck Everlasting), dies of lung cancer at 84