On This Day

Historical Events on October 10 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 222 of 222

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2002 Former cricketer Imran Khan elected to the Pakistani Parliament after winning the seat of Mianwali-I

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

2002 American Vernon L. Smith and Daniel Kahneman awarded Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences for work in experiment economics

Economist Vernon L. Smith
Economist
Vernon L. Smith
Economist and Psychologist Daniel Kahneman
Economist and Psychologist
Daniel Kahneman

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

2002 Hungarian writer and Holocaust survivor Imre Kertész is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

Author and Nobel Laureate Imre Kertész
Author and Nobel Laureate
Imre Kertész

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

2003 Shirin Ebadi is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, making her the 1st Iranian Muslim women to receive the prize

Lawyer and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi
Lawyer and human rights activist
Shirin Ebadi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2004 Having already clinched his record 7th F1 World Drivers Championship, German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins a record 13th race of the season with victory at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2005 Negotiations between the CDU/CSU and SPD in Germany conclude with the two parties agreeing to form a grand coalition with Angela Merkel as chancellor after both parties lost seats in the 2005 German federal election

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • 2008 Singapore becomes the first Asian country to slip into a recession since the credit crisis began: growth has faltered as a result of less demand for exports, a reduction in tourism, and the end of the real-estate boom
  • 2009 After closed borders for nearly two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich to open their borders
  • 2010 The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved
  • 2010 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

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

2012 Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on G protein-coupled receptors

Physician-scientist Robert Lefkowitz
Physician-scientist
Robert Lefkowitz
Professor Brian Kobilka
Professor
Brian Kobilka
  • 2013 Alice Munro is awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

2014 Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi win the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai
  • 2015 Bombing at a peace rally in Ankara, Turkey kills at least 95, injures 200
  • 2016 Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to UK-born Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland for work on contract theory
  • 2016 Actress Shailene Woodley arrested for trespassing while protesting against proposed Dakota Access Pipeline

Film release premierFilm Premier

2017 "Thor: Ragnarok" directed by Taika Waititi, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Cate Blanchett premieres in Los Angeles, California

  • 2018 Hurricane Michael makes landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a category 4 hurricane with winds of 155 mph (250 km/h), going on to kill 27, having killed 15 in Central America
  • 2018 Flash floods kills at least 10 in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Majorca, Spain
  • 2019 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Austrian Peter Handke
  • 2019 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, after a year's delay due to Swedish Academy scandal
  • 2019 3,500 women are the first to be allowed to attend a football match in Iran for a World Cup qualifier in Tehran, since the Islamic revolution