What Happened on October 16, 2017

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Findings published of neutron star collision (17 August), 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