On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 2017

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Amid a deepening constitutional crisis, Catalonia holds an independence referendum on seceding from Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Former NFL star, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson is released from Nevada's Lovelock Prison after 10 years detention for armed robbery and kidnapping

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Stephen Paddock shoots dead 58 people, injuring 489, at a concert in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in American history

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur "Art" Janov, American psychologist and psychotherapist notable for creating primal therapy (The Primal Scream), dies of natural causes at 93
  • Samuel I Newhouse Jr., American magazine publisher (Parade, Vogue, Vanity Fair), dies at 89