On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 2017

Historical Events


Electoral defeatImportant Vote

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

President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont
President of Catalonia
Carles Puigdemont

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Former NFL star O.J. Simpson is released from Nevada's Lovelock Prison after less than 9 years of detention of his 33 year sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Presidents Cup Golf, Liberty National GC: Dustin Johnson stars with 4.5 points as US routs International team, 19-11; 7th straight American victory
  • 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
2017 Highlights

About October 1, 2017

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 3 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra