What Happened on October 1, 2017

Historical Events

Important Vote

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

Sports History

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

  • 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
2017 History

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur "Art" Janov, American psychologist and psychotherapist notable for creating primal therapy (The Primal Scream), dies of natural causes at 93
  • Peter Horak, Czech stuntman (Star Trek: Voyager: Throw Momma from the Train), dies at 74
  • Samuel I Newhouse Jr., American magazine publisher (Parade, Vogue, Vanity Fair), dies at 89

About October 1, 2017

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) - Cardi B
  • UK #1 Song: Too Good At Goodbyes - Sam Smith