What Happened in October 2016

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Oct 7 Washington Post releases videotape of Donald Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without consent
  • Oct 8 140 people are killed in an air strike during a wake in Sanaa, Yemen
  • Oct 9 2nd US Presidential debate, hostile confrontation between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Washington University, St. Louis
  • 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
  • Oct 13 American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Oct 17 Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China
  • Oct 19 Third and final US Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Nevada University, Las Vegas

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Singer Gwen Stefani
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