On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • French photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, at the center of a Nobel prize sexual assault scandal, sentenced to two years in prison for rape
  • More than 80,000 American died of the flu during 2017-2018 winter, highest in ten years, according to US heath officials
  • New trade deal announced between United States, Canada and Mexico (USMCA), replacing NAFTA
  • Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology awarded to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo for cancer treatment innovations
  • The United States, Mexico and Canada agree a new trade deal to replace NAFTA

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Aznavour [Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian], French-Armenian singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum), dies at 94