- 15 people are killed and 33 injured by a series of Baghdad car bombings
American Serena Williams wins her 3rd season ending tennis title; beats Maria Sharapova of Russia 6–4, 6–3 in the WTA Championship decider in Istanbul, Turkey
- Pablo Sandoval is named MLB 2012 World Series MVP.
- San Francisco beats Detroit, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 4 at Comerica Park; sweep Tigers, 4-0 for Giants' 2nd Baseball World Series in 3 years; SF 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval MVP
- Syrian ceasefire collapses and 128 people are killed in ongoing civil war violence
- Bristol Palin's former fiance Levi Johnston (21) weds Sunny Oglesby (20) at Settlers Bay Lodge in Wasilla, Alaska
- Jack Dellal, British property investor/multi-millionaire, dies from natural causes at 83