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What happend on 10. October in History

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  • 19: Germanicus, Roman general (b. 15 BC) [category: Deaths]
  • 680: Hussein ibn Ali, Islamic Shi'a Imam (b. 626) [category: Deaths]
  • 680: Battle of Karbala: Hussain bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, is decapitated by forces under Caliph Yazid I. This is commemorated by Muslims as Aashurah. [category: Events]
  • 732: Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, Yemeni general [category: Deaths]
  • 732: Battle of Tours: Near Poitiers, France, the leader of the Franks, Charles Martel and his men, defeat a large army of Moors, stopping the Muslims from spreading into Western Europe. The governor of Cordoba, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, is killed during the battle. [category: Events]

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  • 1344: Mary of Waltham (d. 1362) [category: Births]
  • 1359: Hugh IV of Cyprus (b. 1295) [category: Deaths]
  • 1459: Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini, Italian scholar (b. 1380) [category: Deaths]
  • 1471: Battle of Brunkeberg in Stockholm: Sten Sture the Elder, the Regent of Sweden, with the help of farmers and miners, repels an attack by Christian I, King of Denmark. [category: Events]
  • 1567: Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain (d. 1597) [category: Births]
  • 1575: Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeat the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others. [category: Events]
  • 1580: After a three-day siege, the English Army beheads over 600 Papal soldiers and civilians at Dún an Óir, Ireland. [category: Events]
  • 1582: Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain. [category: Events]
  • 1599: Étienne Moulinié, French composer (d. 1676) [category: Births]
  • 1631: An Electorate of Saxony army takes over Prague. [category: Events]
  • 1659: Abel Tasman, Dutch explorer (b. 1603) [category: Deaths]
  • 1669: Johann Nicolaus Bach, German composer (d. 1753) [category: Births]
  • 1678: John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, Scottish soldier (d. 1743) [category: Births]
  • 1684: Antoine Watteau, French painter (d. 1721) [category: Births]
  • 1691: Isaac de Benserade, French poet (b. 1613) [category: Deaths]

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  • 1700: Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (d. 1759) [category: Births]
  • 1708: David Gregory, Scottish mathematician (b. 1659) [category: Deaths]
  • 1714: Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (b. 1646) [category: Deaths]
  • 1720: Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (b. 1640) [category: Deaths]
  • 1723: William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper, English politician (b. 1665) [category: Deaths]
  • 1725: Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil, French politician, Governor of New France (b. 1643) [category: Deaths]
  • 1731: Henry Cavendish, French-English scientist and philosopher (d. 1810) [category: Births]
  • 1747: John Potter, English archbishop (b. 1674) [category: Deaths]
  • 1759: Granville Elliott, English military officer (b. 1713) [category: Deaths]
  • 1760: In a treaty with the Dutch colonial authorities, the Ndyuka people of Suriname - descended from escaped slaves - gain territorial autonomy. [category: Events]
  • 1765: Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, English politician (b. 1688) [category: Deaths]
  • 1780: John Abercrombie, Scottish physician (d. 1844) [category: Births]
  • 1780: The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000–30,000 in the Caribbean. [category: Events]
  • 1794: William Whiting Boardman, American politician (d. 1871) [category: Births]
  • 1795: Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian (b. 1714) [category: Deaths]
  • 1806: Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (b. 1772) [category: Deaths]
  • 1813: Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (d. 1901) [category: Births]
  • 1819: Heinrich Joseph Dominicus Denzinger, German theologian and author (d. 1883) [category: Births]
  • 1825: Paul Kruger, South African politician, 5th President of the South African Republic (d. 1904) [category: Births]
  • 1827: Ugo Foscolo, Italian author and poet (b. 1778) [category: Deaths]
  • 1828: Samuel J. Randall, American soldier, lawyer and politician (d. 1890) [category: Births]
  • 1830: Isabella II of Spain (d. 1904) [category: Births]
  • 1834: Aleksis Kivi, Finnish author (d. 1872) [category: Births]
  • 1837: Robert Gould Shaw, American army officer (d. 1863) [category: Births]
  • 1837: Charles Fourier, French philosopher (b. 1772) [category: Deaths]
  • 1845: In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later renamed the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 midshipman students and seven professors. [category: Events]
  • 1857: George Washington Parke Custis, American orator and playwright (b. 1781) [category: Deaths]
  • 1860: The original cornerstone of the University of the South is laid in Sewanee, Tennessee. [category: Events]
  • 1861: Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, and humanitarian, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1930) [category: Births]
  • 1863: Helen Dunbar, American actress (d. 1933) [category: Births]
  • 1863: Louis Cyr, Canadian strongman (d. 1912) [category: Births]
  • 1864: T. Frank Appleby, American politician (d. 1924) [category: Births]
  • 1868: Carlos Céspedes issues the Grito de Yara from his plantation, La Demajagua, proclaiming Cuba's independence [category: Events]
  • 1870: Ivan Bunin, Russian author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953) [category: Births]
  • 1870: Louise Mack, Australian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1935) [category: Births]
  • 1871: The Great Chicago Fire: Chicago burns after a barn accident. The fire lasts from October 8 to October 10. [category: Events]
  • 1872: William H. Seward, American politician, 24th United States Secretary of State (b. 1801) [category: Deaths]
  • 1875: Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1817) [category: Deaths]
  • 1876: Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (b. 1814) [category: Deaths]
  • 1884: Ida Wüst, German actress (d. 1958) [category: Births]
  • 1885: Walter Anderson, German ethnologist (d. 1962) [category: Births]
  • 1889: Han van Meegeren, Dutch painter (d. 1947) [category: Births]
  • 1893: Lip Pike, American baseball player (b. 1845) [category: Deaths]
  • 1895: Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (d. 1935) [category: Births]
  • 1895: Wolfram von Richthofen, German field marshal (d. 1945) [category: Births]
  • 1898: Lilly Daché, French-American fashion designer (d. 1989) [category: Births]
  • 1900: Helen Hayes, American actress (d. 1993) [category: Births]
  • 1901: Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor and painter (d. 1966) [category: Births]
  • 1901: Lorenzo Snow, American religious leader, 5th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1814) [category: Deaths]
  • 1903: Bei Shizhang, Chinese biologist and educator (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1903: Prince Charles, Count of Flanders (d. 1983) [category: Births]
  • 1903: Vernon Duke, Russian-American composer (d. 1969) [category: Births]
  • 1906: Paul Creston, American composer (d. 1985) [category: Births]
  • 1906: R. K. Narayan, Indian author (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1908: Johnny Green, American conductor and composer (d. 1989) [category: Births]
  • 1908: Mercè Rodoreda, Catalan author (d. 1983) [category: Births]
  • 1909: Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1910: Julius Shulman, American photographer (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1911: Clare Hollingworth, English journalist and author [category: Births]
  • 1911: Jack Daniel, American businessman, founded Jack Daniel's (b. 1849) [category: Deaths]
  • 1911: The Wuchang Uprising leads to the demise of Qing Dynasty, the last Imperial court in China, and the founding of the Republic of China. [category: Events]
  • 1912: Ram Vilas Sharma, Indian poet and critic (d. 2000) [category: Births]
  • 1913: Claude Simon, Malagasy-French author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1913: Adolphus Busch, German-American brewer and businessman, co-founded Anheuser-Busch (b. 1839) [category: Deaths]
  • 1913: Katsura Tarō, Japanese politician, 6th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1848) [category: Deaths]
  • 1913: President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike thus ending construction on the Panama Canal. [category: Events]
  • 1914: Ivory Joe Hunter, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1974) [category: Births]
  • 1914: Tommy Fine, American baseball player (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1914: Carol I of Romania (b. 1839) [category: Deaths]
  • 1915: Sweets Edison, American trumpet player (Count Basie Orchestra) (d. 1999) [category: Births]
  • 1917: Thelonious Monk, American pianist and composer (d. 1982) [category: Births]
  • 1919: Willard Estey, Canadian jurist (d. 2002) [category: Births]
  • 1920: The Carinthian Plebiscite determines that the larger part of Carinthia should remain part of Austria. [category: Events]
  • 1922: Merv Pregulman, American football player (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1922: Andreas Karkavitsas, Greek author (b. 1866) [category: Deaths]
  • 1923: Louis Gottlieb, American bass player (The Limeliters) (d. 1996) [category: Births]
  • 1923: Murray Walker, English sportscaster [category: Births]
  • 1923: Nicholas Parsons, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1924: Ed Wood, American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1978) [category: Births]
  • 1924: James Clavell, Australian author (d. 1994) [category: Births]
  • 1924: Ludmilla Tchérina, French actress and dancer (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1925: Great Antonio, Croatian-Canadian strongman (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1925: Johnny Stompanato, American bodyguard (d. 1958) [category: Births]
  • 1926: Oscar Brown, American singer-songwriter, poet, and actor (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1926: Richard Jaeckel, American actor (d. 1997) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Dana Elcar, American actor (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Thomas Wilson, Scottish composer (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Gustave Whitehead, German-American aviator (b. 1874) [category: Deaths]
  • 1928: Sheila F. Walsh, English author (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1928: Chiang Kai-Shek becomes Chairman of the Republic of China. [category: Events]
  • 1929: Herb Levinson, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1930: Al Ulbrickson, American rower (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1930: Eugenio Castellotti, Italian race car driver (d. 1957) [category: Births]
  • 1930: Harold Pinter, English playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008) [category: Births]
  • 1930: Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1930: Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (d. 1970) [category: Births]
  • 1930: Yves Chauvin, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate [category: Births]
  • 1930: Adolf Engler, German botanist (b. 1844) [category: Deaths]
  • 1932: Harry Smith, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1933: Jay Sebring, American hair stylist, founded Sebring International (d. 1969) [category: Births]
  • 1933: Jim Temp, American football player (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1933: United Airlines Chesterton Crash: A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage, the first such proven case in the history of commercial aviation. [category: Events]
  • 1935: André Bureau, Canadian lawyer and businessman [category: Births]
  • 1935: Khalil al-Wazir, Palestinian military leader, founder of Fatah (d. 1988) [category: Births]
  • 1935: A coup d'état by the royalist leadership of the Greek Armed Forces takes place in Athens. It overthrows the government of Panagis Tsaldaris and establishes a regency under Georgios Kondylis, effectively ending the Second Hellenic Republic. [category: Events]
  • 1936: Gerhard Ertl, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate [category: Births]
  • 1938: Gloria Coates, American composer [category: Births]
  • 1938: Moriyama Daido, Japanese photographer [category: Births]
  • 1938: The Munich Agreement cedes the Sudetenland to Nazi Germany. [category: Events]
  • 1939: Goli Taraqqi, Iranian author [category: Births]
  • 1939: Joseph R. Pitts, American politician [category: Births]
  • 1940: Pouri Banai, Iranian actress [category: Births]
  • 1940: Winston Churchill, English politician (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1940: Berton Churchill, Canadian actor (b. 1876) [category: Deaths]
  • 1941: Peter Coyote, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1942: Radu Vasile, Romanian politician, historian, and poet, Prime Minister of Romania [category: Births]
  • 1942: The Soviet Union establishes diplomatic relations with Australia. [category: Events]
  • 1943: Frederick Barthelme, American author [category: Births]
  • 1943: Double Tenth Incident in Japanese-controlled Singapore [category: Events]
  • 1944: Holocaust: 800 Gypsy children are murdered at Auschwitz concentration camp. [category: Events]
  • 1945: The Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang signed a principle agreement in Chongqing about the future of post-war China. Later, the pact is commonly referred to as the Double-Ten Agreement. [category: Events]
  • 1946: Anne Mather, English author [category: Births]
  • 1946: Ben Vereen, American actor, singer, and dancer [category: Births]
  • 1946: Charles Dance, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1946: Chris Tarrant, English television host [category: Births]
  • 1946: John Prine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist [category: Births]
  • 1946: Martin Ruane, English wrestler (d. 1998) [category: Births]
  • 1946: Naoto Kan, Japanese politician, 61st Prime Minister of Japan [category: Births]
  • 1946: Peter Mahovlich, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1947: Gary Beach, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1948: Ed Volker, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (The Radiators) [category: Births]
  • 1948: Séverine, French singer [category: Births]
  • 1948: Ted Horn, American race car driver (b. 1910) [category: Deaths]
  • 1949: Ioannis Gklavakis, Greek politician [category: Births]
  • 1949: Wang Wanxing, Chinese activist [category: Births]
  • 1950: Nora Roberts, American author [category: Births]
  • 1951: Epeli Ganilau, Fijian soldier and politician [category: Births]
  • 1953: Gus Williams, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1953: Midge Ure, Scottish singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Slik, Rich Kids, Thin Lizzy, Visage, and Ultravox) [category: Births]
  • 1953: Erima Harvey Northcroft, New Zealand judge (b. 1884) [category: Deaths]
  • 1954: David Lee Roth, American singer-songwriter, and producer (Van Halen) [category: Births]
  • 1954: Mohamed Mounir, Egyptian singer and actor [category: Births]
  • 1954: Patric Zimmerman, American voice actor [category: Births]
  • 1954: Rekha, Indian actress [category: Births]
  • 1956: Amanda Burton, Irish actress [category: Births]
  • 1956: Mark Gordon, American television and film producer [category: Births]
  • 1957: Rumiko Takahashi, Japanese writer and illustrator [category: Births]
  • 1957: Karl Genzken, German nazi physician (b. 1885) [category: Deaths]
  • 1957: The Windscale fire in Cumbria, U.K. is the world's first major nuclear accident. [category: Events]
  • 1957: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant. [category: Events]
  • 1958: J. Eddie Peck, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1958: Tanya Tucker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist [category: Births]
  • 1959: Bradley Whitford, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1959: Julia Sweeney, American actress, comedian, and author [category: Births]
  • 1959: Kirsty MacColl, English singer-songwriter (d. 2000) [category: Births]
  • 1959: Michael Cobley, English-Scottish author [category: Births]
  • 1960: Eric Martin, American singer-songwriter (Mr. Big and Tak Matsumoto Group) [category: Births]
  • 1960: Ron Flockhart, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1960: Simon Townshend, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Casbah Club) [category: Births]
  • 1961: Henrik Jørgensen, Danish runner [category: Births]
  • 1961: Jodi Benson, American actress and singer [category: Births]
  • 1961: Martin Kemp, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor (Spandau Ballet) [category: Births]
  • 1962: Stancho Belkovski, Bulgarian architect (b. 1891) [category: Deaths]
  • 1963: Anita Mui, Hong Kong singer and actress (d. 2003) [category: Births]
  • 1963: Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer [category: Births]
  • 1963: Vegard Ulvang, Norwegian skier [category: Births]
  • 1963: Roy Cazaly, Australian footballer (b. 1893) [category: Deaths]
  • 1963: France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia. [category: Events]
  • 1964: Crystal Waters, American singer-songwriter [category: Births]
  • 1964: Daniel Pearl, American journalist (d. 2002) [category: Births]
  • 1964: Quinton Flynn, American voice actor [category: Births]
  • 1964: Sarah Lancashire, English actress [category: Births]
  • 1964: Eddie Cantor, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1892) [category: Deaths]
  • 1964: Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (b. 1888) [category: Deaths]
  • 1964: The opening ceremony of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite. [category: Events]
  • 1965: Chris Penn, American actor (d. 2006) [category: Births]
  • 1965: Rebecca Pidgeon, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1965: Toshi, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (X Japan) [category: Births]
  • 1966: Bai Ling, Chinese-American actress [category: Births]
  • 1966: Derrick McKey, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1966: Mohamed Elmoutaoikil, Moroccan activist [category: Births]
  • 1966: Tony Adams, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1966: Charlotte Cooper, English tennis player (b. 1870) [category: Deaths]
  • 1967: Gavin Newsom, American politician, 49th Lieutenant Governor of California [category: Births]
  • 1967: Jonathan Littell, American-French author [category: Births]
  • 1967: Mike Malinin, American drummer (Goo Goo Dolls) [category: Births]
  • 1967: The Outer Space Treaty, signed on January 27 by more than sixty nations, comes into force. [category: Events]
  • 1968: Bart Brentjens, Dutch cyclist [category: Births]
  • 1968: DJ Skribble, American DJ, producer, and actor (Young Black Teenagers) [category: Births]
  • 1968: Marinos Ouzounidis, Greek footballer and manager [category: Births]
  • 1969: Brett Favre, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1969: Dilsa Demirbag Sten, Swedish author and journalist [category: Births]
  • 1969: Francis Escudero, Filipino politician [category: Births]
  • 1969: Shawn Jamison, American basketball player and coach [category: Births]
  • 1969: Wendi McLendon-Covey, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1970: Corinna May, German singer [category: Births]
  • 1970: Dean Kiely, Irish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1970: Matthew Pinsent, English rower [category: Births]
  • 1970: Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian runner [category: Births]
  • 1970: Silke Kraushaar-Pielach, German luger [category: Births]
  • 1970: Édouard Daladier, French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1884) [category: Deaths]
  • 1970: Fiji becomes independent. [category: Events]
  • 1970: In Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group. [category: Events]
  • 1971: Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist [category: Births]
  • 1971: Ian Bennett, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1971: John Cawte Beaglehole, New Zealand historian (b. 1901) [category: Deaths]
  • 1971: Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. [category: Events]
  • 1972: Alexei Zhitnik, Russian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1972: Dean Roland, American guitarist (Collective Soul and Magnets and Ghosts) [category: Births]
  • 1972: Jun Lana, Filipino playwright and screenwriter [category: Births]
  • 1973: Mario Lopez, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1973: Scott Morriss, English bass player and songwriter (The Bluetones) [category: Births]
  • 1973: Semmy Schilt, Dutch kick-boxer [category: Births]
  • 1973: Zach Thornton, American soccer player [category: Births]
  • 1973: Ludwig von Mises, Austrian economist (b.1881) [category: Deaths]
  • 1973: Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion. [category: Events]
  • 1974: Assi Cohen, Israeli comedian and actor [category: Births]
  • 1974: Chris Pronger, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1974: Dale Earnhardt, Jr., American race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1974: Julio Ricardo Cruz, Argentinian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1974: Lucy Powell, English politician [category: Births]
  • 1975: Ihsahn, Norwegian singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Emperor band, Thou Shalt Suffer, and Peccatum) [category: Births]
  • 1975: Plácido Polanco, Dominican baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1975: Ramón Morales, Mexican footballer [category: Births]
  • 1975: Papua New Guinea joins the United Nations. [category: Events]
  • 1976: Bob Burnquist, Brazilian-American skateboarder [category: Births]
  • 1976: Pat Burrell, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1976: Shane Doan, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1976: Mirsada Mirjana Bajraktarević, Bosnian singer (b. 1951) [category: Deaths]
  • 1976: Silvana Armenulić, Bosnian singer and actress (b. 1939) [category: Deaths]
  • 1977: Angelo Muscat, Maltese actor (b. 1930) [category: Deaths]
  • 1978: Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1978: Scott Dobie, Scottish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1978: Ralph Marterie, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1914) [category: Deaths]
  • 1978: Ralph Metcalfe, American runner and politician (b. 1910) [category: Deaths]
  • 1979: Joel Przybilla, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1979: Kangta, South Korean singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (H.O.T., S, and Kangta & Vanness) [category: Births]
  • 1979: Mýa, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress [category: Births]
  • 1979: Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1979: Wu Chun, Brunei-Taiwanese actor and singer (Fahrenheit) [category: Births]
  • 1979: Christopher Evans, English psychologist, computer scientist, and author (b. 1931) [category: Deaths]
  • 1979: Paul Paray, French conductor, organist, and composer (b. 1886) [category: Deaths]
  • 1980: Blaž Emeršič, Slovenian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1980: Casey FitzSimmons, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1980: Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1980: Sherine, Egyptian singer and actress [category: Births]
  • 1980: Tim Maurer, American singer-songwriter (Suburban Legends) [category: Births]
  • 1980: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurs in the Algerian town of El Asnam. 3,500 die and 300,000 are left homeless. [category: Events]
  • 1981: Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Mexican footballer [category: Births]
  • 1981: Michael Oliver, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1981: Una Healy, Irish singer-songwriter and dancer (The Saturdays) [category: Births]
  • 1982: Amon Buchanan, Australian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1982: Hideki Mutoh, Japanese race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1982: Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi Arabian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1982: Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (b. 1908) [category: Deaths]
  • 1983: Nikos Spyropoulos, Greek footballer [category: Births]
  • 1983: Sherab Zam, Bhutanese archer [category: Births]
  • 1983: Tolga Zengin, Turkish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1983: Vusimuzi Sibanda, Zimbabwean cricketer [category: Births]
  • 1983: Ralph Richardson, English actor (b. 1902) [category: Deaths]
  • 1984: Chiaki Kuriyama, Japanese actress [category: Births]
  • 1984: Paul Posluszny, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1984: Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer [category: Births]
  • 1984: Troy Tulowitzki, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1985: Dominique Cornu, Belgian cyclist [category: Births]
  • 1985: Marina Diamandis, Welsh singer-songwriter and pianist [category: Births]
  • 1985: Sandra Záhlavová, Czech tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1985: Yoenis Céspedes, Cuban baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1985: Orson Welles, American actor, director, scriptwriter, and producer (b. 1915) [category: Deaths]
  • 1985: Yul Brynner, Russian-American actor (b. 1920) [category: Deaths]
  • 1985: United States Navy F-14 fighter jets intercept an Egyptian plane carrying the hijackers of the Achille Lauro cruise ship, and force it to land at a NATO base in Sigonella, Sicily where they are arrested. [category: Events]
  • 1986: Ezequiel Garay, Argentine footballer [category: Births]
  • 1986: Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1986: Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (b. 1899) [category: Deaths]
  • 1986: An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale strikes San Salvador, El Salvador, killing an estimated 1,500 people. [category: Events]
  • 1987: Colin Slade, New Zealand rugby player [category: Births]
  • 1987: Ryan Mathews, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1988: Brown Ideye, Nigerian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1989: Aimee Teegarden, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1990: Nikolaos Pavlopoulos, Greek sculptor (b. 1909) [category: Deaths]
  • 1990: Tom Murton, American penologist (b. 1928) [category: Deaths]
  • 1991: Gabriella Cilmi, Australian singer-songwriter and producer [category: Births]
  • 1991: Kim Seul-gie, South Korean actress [category: Births]
  • 1991: Manuel Giandonato, Italian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1991: Mariana Espósito, Argentine actress and singer (Teen Angels) [category: Births]
  • 1991: Xherdan Shaqiri, Swiss footballer [category: Births]
  • 1991: Nickolaus Hirschl, Austrian wrestler (b. 1906) [category: Deaths]
  • 1993: Jayden Stockley, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1994: Bae Suzy, South Korean singer and actress (Miss A) [category: Births]
  • 1997: An Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74. [category: Events]
  • 1998: Clark Clifford, American lawyer, 9th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1906) [category: Deaths]
  • 1998: Tommy Quaid, Irish hurler (b. 1957) [category: Deaths]
  • 1998: A Lignes Aériennes Congolaises Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 41 people. [category: Events]
  • 19_ad: Roman general Germanicus suddenly dies in Antioch under mysterious circumstances. Roman historian Tactius records that Germanicus was poisoned by Syrian Governor Gnaeus Calpurnius Piso under orders from Roman emperor Tiberius. [category: Events]
  • 2000: Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan politician, 6th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1916) [category: Deaths]
  • 2001: Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (b. 1911) [category: Deaths]
  • 2001: Vasily Mishin, Soviet engineer (b. 1917) [category: Deaths]
  • 2002: Teresa Graves, American actress and singer (b. 1948) [category: Deaths]
  • 2003: Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: Arthur H. Robinson, American geographer (b. 1915) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: Christopher Reeve, American actor, director, producer, and author (b. 1952) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (b. 1963) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand author and playwright (b. 1932) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Milton Obote, Ugandan politician, President of Uganda (b. 1925) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Wayne C. Booth, American critic (b. 1921) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Ian Scott, Canadian politician (b. 1934) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (b. 1932) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: The Greek city of Volos floods in one of the prefecture's worst recorded floods. [category: Events]
  • 2007: Mehmed Uzun, Turkish author (b. 1953) [category: Deaths]
  • 2008: Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (b. 1947) [category: Deaths]
  • 2008: The 10 October 2008 Orakzai bombing kills 110 and injures 200 more. [category: Events]
  • 2009: Stephen Gately, Irish singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Boyzone) (b. 1976) [category: Deaths]
  • 2009: Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders. [category: Events]
  • 2010: Joan Sutherland, Australian soprano (b. 1926) [category: Deaths]
  • 2010: Solomon Burke, American singer-songwriter and preacher (b. 1940) [category: Deaths]
  • 2010: The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved as a country. [category: Events]
  • 2011: Jagjit Singh, Indian singer-songwriter and activist (b. 1941) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Alex Karras, American football player, wrestler, and actor (b. 1935) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Amanda Todd, Canadian suicide victim (b. 1996) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Basil L. Plumley, American soldier (b. 1920) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Beano Cook, American sportscaster (b. 1931) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Carla Porta Musa, Italian poet (b. 1902) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Jos Huysmans, Belgian cyclist (b. 1941) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Kevin Curran, Zimbabwean cricketer (b. 1959) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Kyaw Zaw, Burmese military officer and politician (b. 1919) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Leo O'Brien, American actor (b. 1970) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Malcolm Sampson, English rugby player (b. 1940) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Marina Golub, Russian actress (b. 1957) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Mark Poster, American philosopher (b. 1941) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Piotr Lenartowicz, Polish philosopher (b. 1934) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Sam Gibbons, American politician (b. 1920) [category: Deaths]
  • _: Arbor Day (Poland) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Cerbonius [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Christian Feast Day: [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Double Ten Day (also National Day), celebrates outbreak of the Wuchang Uprising in 1911 that led to founding of the Republic of China in 1912 [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Fiji Day, celebrates the independence of Fiji from United Kingdom in 1970 [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Finnish Literature Day (Finland) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Independence Day, commemorates the proclamation of Cuba's independence from Spain and the beginning of the Ten Years' War in 1868. [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: October 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Party Foundation Day (North Korea) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Paulinus of York (in England) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Viktor of Xanten [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: World Day Against Death Penalty (International) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: World Mental Health Day (International) [category: Holidays and observances]