On This Day

Historical Events in October 2010

  • Oct 2 20th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 31-13 in Chestnut Hill
  • Oct 3 19th Commonwealth Games open in Delhi, India
  • Oct 4 Ryder Cup Golf, Celtic Manor Resort, Wales: Europe wins 14½-13½; with scores level Irishman Graeme McDowell holds nerve to beat Hunter Mahan 3 & 1
  • Oct 5 Injured Indian cricket batsman VVS Laxman is the hero with 73 not out as the home team chases down 216 to beat Australia with just 1 wicket to spare in the 1st Test at Mohali
  • Oct 6 Phillies ace Roy Halladay pitches only the 2nd no-hitter in MLB postseason history in Game 1 NLDS, 4-0 v Cincinnati Reds
  • Oct 6 Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launch Instagram
  • Oct 10 The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved
  • Oct 10 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC Potomac: Mark O'Meara wins his lone Champions Tour major title with par on first playoff hole against Michael Allen

ChileCopiapó Mine Rescue

Oct 13 Copiapó mining accident in Chile comes to a happy end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground

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A miner kneels to pray after being rescued from the San Jose mine in Copiapó
A miner kneels to pray after being rescued from the San Jose mine in Copiapó
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  • Oct 22 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 22 57th National Film Awards (India): "Kutty Srank" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Oct 23 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 25 "Speak Now" 3rd studio album by Taylor Swift is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2011)

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • Oct 31 Belgium leaves the recession with 0.5% growth in the third quarter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 31 Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6–3, 5–7, 6–3 for her 3rd season ending WTA Championship in Doha, Qatar

Tennis Player Kim Clijsters
Tennis Player
Kim Clijsters