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
  • 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