On This Day

Historical Events in October 2016

Sports History

Oct 2 Veteran broadcaster Vin Scully calls his final LA Dodgers game (7-1 loss in SF) after a record 67 MLB seasons

  • Oct 2 Colombia votes against a peace agreement with rebel group FARC in a national referendum
  • Oct 2 Ryder Cup Golf, Hazeltine National GC: US regains Cup; beats Europe, 17-11; Americans Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker & Patrick Reed each win 3 matches

Film & TV History

Oct 2 Kim Kardashian is robbed at gunpoint of $10 million worth of jewelry in her hotel in Paris

  • Oct 3 Yoshinori Ohsumi from Japan wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for research into autophagy
  • Oct 7 Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos wins the Nobel Peace Prize for attempts to end conflict with FARC

Historic Event

Oct 7 Washington Post releases videotape of Donald Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without consent

  • Oct 8 140 people are killed in an air strike during a wake in Sanaa, Yemen
  • Oct 8 New Zealand routs South Africa, 57-14 in Durban to win their 4th Rugby Championship; undefeated All Blacks score 9 tries to 1, 2 each to Israel Dagg, TJ Perenara and Beauden Barrett

Historic Event

Oct 9 Second US Presidential debate: Hostile confrontation between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Washington University, St. Louis

  • Oct 10 Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to UK-born Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland for work on contract theory
  • Oct 10 Actress Shailene Woodley arrested for trespassing while protesting against proposed Dakota Access Pipeline
  • Oct 11 South Korean firm Samsung announces it will permanently stop production of Note 7 phones after complaints devices caught fire
  • Oct 12 Auston Matthews becomes 1st player to score 4 goals in his NHL debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa
  • Oct 12 James Charles (17) becomes the 1st male face of make-up label CoverGirl

Nobel Prize

Oct 13 American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

  • Oct 16 Ed Whitlock at 85 becomes oldest person to complete a marathon under 4 hours, at Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 3 hours 56 minutes
  • Oct 17 Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China
  • Oct 18 US White Houses says it is "confident" Russia behind recent email hacking and attempts to influence US election
  • Oct 19 Third US Presidential debate: Donald Trump notably refuses to say if he will accept the result of election during debate with Hillary Clinton at Nevada University, Las Vegas
  • Oct 22 AT&T buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion
  • Oct 24 Suicide bomb kills 61 and injures 117 at a police training academy in Quetta, Pakistan, ISIS claims responsibility
  • Oct 25 Paul Beatty becomes the 1st American to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sellout"
  • Oct 25 4 killed on a theme park ride at Dreamworld, in Queensland, Australia
  • Oct 28 Disney Records releases Alessia Cara's single "How Far I'll Go" from the film "Moana"
  • Oct 30 6.6-magnitude earthquake hits central Italy - strongest in Italy for 36 years
  • Oct 30 Canada and the EU sign free trade deal after opposition by Belgium
  • Oct 30 Slovak tennis star Dominika Cibulkov√° beats Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 to win the WTA Finals title decider in Kallang, Singapore
  • Oct 30 Oakland Raiders break the single game record for most penalties in an NFL game gaining 23 in win over Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Oct 31 Lebanon parliament elects Michel Aoun President after 2 1/2 years without a leader