Historical Events in October 2007

  • Oct 1 Most of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 came into force in the United Kingdom.
  • Oct 2 President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il
  • Oct 3 South Africa's Mark Boucher breaks Ian Healy's record to become the wicketkeeper with most dismissals in Test cricket (395); stumps Umar Gul off Paul Harris in 2nd innings of 1st Test win v Pakistan in Karachi

Film release premierFilm Release

Oct 5 "Michael Clayton", starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, and Tilda Swinton, is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 After years of angry denials, triple gold medal winning American sprinter Marion Jones admits she used steroids 2000-01; pleads guilty to lying to federal investigators; announces retirement in tearful apology; medals returned to USOC

Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat Marion Jones
Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat
Marion Jones
  • Oct 6 Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
  • Oct 9 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at an all-time high
  • Oct 9 “Low” single released by Flo Rida (Billboard Song of the Year 2008)
  • Oct 13 17th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 27-14 in South Bend

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Oct 14 "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" featuring Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney Kardashian premieres on the E! cable network in the US

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
TV Personality Khloé Kardashian
TV Personality
Khloé Kardashian
  • Oct 15 Fox Business Network (FBN), American financial cable network is launched
  • Oct 15 17 Activists in Aotearoa New Zealand arrested in the country's first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids across the country.
  • Oct 15 MLB National League Championship: Colorado Rockies beat Arizona Diamondbacks, 4 games to 0

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Oct 17 The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso

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Oct 18 After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan. The same night, suicide attackers blow themselves up near Bhutto's convoy, killing over 100, including 20 police officers. Bhutto escapes uninjured.

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • Oct 19 Bomb explosion rocks Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati, the Philippines killing 11, injuring more than 100 people
  • Oct 20 6th Rugby World Cup: South Africa beats England 15-6 at Saint-Denis
  • Oct 21 Finnish Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen wins season ending Brazilian F1 Grand Prix to claim his first World Drivers title by one point from Lewis Hamilton
  • Oct 21 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 21 Tennessee kicker Rob Bironas sets NFL record for most points scored in a game (no touchdowns) with 26 in the Titans 38-36 win v Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium, Houston

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 23 "Raising Sand" a collaborative album by rock singer Robert Plant and bluegrass singer Alison Krauss is released

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss
Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
  • Oct 25 The first Airbus A380 passenger flight, operating for Singapore Airlines, with flight number SQ 380, flying scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia.
  • Oct 26 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Monmouth Park; Day 1 winners: Maryfield, Nownownow, Corinthian
  • Oct 27 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Monmouth Park; Day 2 winners: Indian Blessing, War Pass, Lahudood, Midnight Lute, Kip Deville, Ginger Punch, English Channel, Curlin
  • Oct 28 Boston Red Sox beats Colorado, 4-3 in Game 4 at Coors Field, Denver to sweep the Rockies and win their 2nd Baseball World Series in 4 years; Boston 3rd baseman Mike Lowell MVP
  • Oct 28 "Bee Movie" premieres in the US and the UK
  • Oct 29 Argentina elects its first female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
  • Oct 30 "Long Road Out of Eden" 7th studio album by the Eagles is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2008)