1 October

October 1 is the 274th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 91 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about October 1st, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 1st in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Coffee Day
  • International Day of Older Persons
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • National CD Player Day
  • World Smile Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – October 1

1991: Siege of Dubrovnik

The Siege of Dubrovnik began during the Croatian War of Independence. On this day, the Yugoslav People’s Army started its offensive on Dubrovnik.

1961: Formation of Federal Republic of Cameroon

British Cameroon or Southern Cameroon joined the Republic of Cameroon to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.

1957: Thalidomide launched

Thalidomide, an anti-nausea drug and sleep-aid, was launched. For about five years it was commonly prescribed to pregnant women as a drug to deal with morning sickness. It was finally withdrawn from the market after it was determined that it caused birth defects.

1949: People’s Republic of china is established

Mao Zedong declared the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.

1946: Trial of the Major War Criminals end

The Trial of the Major War Criminals part of the Nuremberg trials ended with sentences being passed against several key members of the Nazi party.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, October 1

1935: Julie Andrews, English actress, singer

1924: Jimmy Carter, American politician, 39th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate

1924: William Rehnquist, American lawyer, jurist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States

1910: Bonnie Parker, American criminal

1896: Liaquat Ali Khan, Indian/Pakistani lawyer, politician, Prime Minister of Pakistan

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, October 1

2013: Tom Clancy, American author

2012: Eric Hobsbawm, Egyptian/English historian, author

2004: Richard Avedon, American photographer

1990: Curtis LeMay, American general

1972: Louis Leakey, Kenyan/English archaeologist

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