October 2010 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 3 19th Commonwealth Games open in Delhi, India
  • Oct 6 Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launch Instagram
  • Oct 10 The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved
  • Oct 13 The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground.
  • Oct 14 19th Commonwealth Games close in Delhi, India
  • Oct 31 Belgium leaves the recession with 0.5% growth in the third quarter

Deaths in History

  • Oct 1 Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), dies at 85
  • Oct 2 Kwa Geok Choo, wife of Singapore PM Lee Kuan Yew (b. 1920)
  • Oct 5 Bernard Clavel, French novelist (b. 1923)
  • Oct 7 Milka Planinc, former PM of Yugoslavia (b. 1924)
  • Oct 8 Frank Bourgholtzer, American television correspondent (b. 1919)
  • Oct 12 Belva Plain, American novelist (b. 1919)
  • Oct 13 Vernon Biever, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • Oct 14 Benoît Mandelbrot, Polish-born American mathematician (b. 1924)
  • Oct 15 Richard C. Miller, American photographer (b. 1912)
  • Oct 15 Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and pro-life activist (b. 1926)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 20 Bob Guccione, American publisher (Penthouse magazine), dies at 79

Publisher Bob Guccione
Publisher
Bob Guccione
  • Oct 23 Leo Cullum, American cartoonist (d. 1942)
  • Oct 24 Lamont Johnson, American television director (b. 1922)
  • Oct 24 Joseph Stein, American playwright (b. 1912)
  • Oct 25 Vesna Parun, Croatian poet (b. 1922)
  • Oct 26 Glen "Frosty" Little, American circus clown (b. 1925)
  • Oct 26 Mbah Maridjan, Mount Merapi gatekeeper (b. 1927)
  • Oct 26 Romeu Tuma, Brazilian politician (b. 1931)
  • Oct 27 Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician, President of Argentina (2003-2007), dies of heart failure at 60
  • Oct 28 Jonathan Motzfeldt, Greenlander statesman (b. 1938)
  • Oct 28 Ehud Netzer, Israeli archaeologist (b. 1934)
  • Oct 28 Liang Congjie, Chinese environmentalist (b. 1932)
  • Oct 30 Harry Mulisch, Dutch writer (b. 1927)
  • Oct 31 Theodore Sorensen, American lawyer and special counsel to John F. Kennedy (b. 1928)