What Happened on October 1, 2019

Historical Events

  • China celebrates 70th anniversary of Communism with military parade of 15,000 soldiers in Beijing
  • 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

Film & TV History

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

Historic Event

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

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? 3 years and 4 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Truth Hurts - Lizzo
  • UK #1 Song: Take Me Back To London - Ed Sheeran Ft. Stormzy