What Happened on October 16, 2017

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Findings published of neutron star collision that occurred two months prior on August 17, the first cosmic event seen in gravitational waves and light. Confirms heavy elements such as gold the result of such collisions
  • Iraqi army seizes control of oil-rich Kirkuk, from Kurdish peshmerga
  • Panama Papers Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in a suspicious car bomb in Malta
  • Storm formed from Hurricane Ophelia lashes Ireland, killing 3 people

Famous Deaths

  • Daphne Caruana Galizia, Maltese journalist (Panama Papers), killed by a car bomb at 53
  • Roy Dotrice, British actor (A Moon for the Misbegotten, Amadeus) and narrator (A Song of Ice and Fire), dies at 94
  • Sean Hughes, Irish stand-up comedian, writer and actor, dies at 51