On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 2021

Historical Events

  • Global COVID-19 death toll of recorded cases passes 5 million as the Delta variant continues to surge around the world [1]

Music Concert

Rock singer David Lee Roth announces his retirement will follow a five-concert residency in Las Vegas in January 2022

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • US COVID-19 death toll passes 700,000, with daily deaths averaging 1,900 a day [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Earle Wells, New Zealand sailor (Olympic gold Flying Dutchman 1964), dies at 87
  • Fred Hill, English soccer forward (2 caps; Bolton Wanderers 375 games), dies at 81
2021 Highlights

About October 1, 2021

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 25 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra