On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 2011

Historical Events

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Martin Dempsey is appointed US Joint Chiefs of Staff by President Obama

Army General Martin Dempsey
Army General
Martin Dempsey
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Famous Weddings

  • Rock bassist Gene Simmons (62) weds actress and model Shannon Tweed (55) at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

Famous Deaths

  • David Vickerman Bedford, British composer and educator, dies at 74
  • Johnny Schmitz, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1946, 48; NL saves leader 1946), dies at 90
  • Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey center, football winger, golfer, golf course designer, dies of a hip infection at 80
2011 Highlights

About October 1, 2011

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra