On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 2019

Historical Events

  • China celebrates 70th anniversary of Communism with military parade in Beijing with 15,000 soldiers
  • Former Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger found guilty of murdering her black neighbor in his apartment in landmark case on use of police force and racial bias
  • Indian government bans the export of onions, an important food staple to control prices, causing shortages in Bangladesh and Nepal
  • Law allowing teachers to carry guns in schools comes into effect in US state of Florida
  • Political crisis in Peru as President Martín Vizcarra dissolves Congress over its refusal to support his anti-corruption reforms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders taken to hospital after suffering a heart attack

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex sue British newspaper The Mail on Sunday claiming it published her private letter

Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle

Famous Deaths

  • Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, American blues guitarist, and singer, dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Karel Gott, Czech singer 'Sinatra of the East', dies at 80
  • Peter Sissons, British newsreader (BBC, ITV, Question Time), dies at 77
2019 Highlights

About October 1, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 10 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra