On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 2007

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Most of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 came into force in the United Kingdom.

Famous Deaths

  • Al Oerter, American discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64, 68), dies of heart failure aged 71
  • Chris Mainwaring, Australian Rules Football wing (All Australian 1991, 96; West Coast Eagles), dies from drug overdose at 41
  • Harry Lee, Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (b. 1932)
  • Ned Sherrin, English broadcaster, author and stage director (b. 1931)
  • Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and theme song composer (b. 1928)