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  • What happened on October 7
  • October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 85 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on October 7
  • 3761 BC – The epoch reference date epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar).
  • 1406 – French troops comprising 1,000 men at arms landed on Jersey and fought a battle against 3,000 defenders.
  • 1477 – Uppsala University is inaugurated after receiving its corporate rights from Pope Sixtus IV in February the same year.
  • 1513 – Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
  • 1542 – Explorer Cabrillo discovers Santa Catalina Island off of the California coast.
  • 1571 – The Battle of Lepanto is fought, and the Holy League (Spain and Italy) annihilates the Turkish fleet.
  • 1582 – Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1691 – The English royal charter for the Province of Massachusetts Bay is issued.
  • 1763 – King George III of the United Kingdom issues the Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing aboriginal lands in North America north and west of the Alleghenies to white settlements.
  • 1777 – American Revolutionary War: The Americans defeat the British in the Second Battle of Saratoga, also known as the Battle of Bemis Heights.
  • 1780 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Kings Mountain: American Patriot militia defeat Loyalist irregulars led by British major Patrick Ferguson in South Carolina.
  • 1800 – French corsair Robert Surcouf, commander of the 18-gun ship La Confiance, captures the British 38-gun Kent inspiring the traditional French song Le Trente-et-un du mois d’août.
  • 1826 – The Granite Railway begins operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S.
  • 1828 – Morea expedition: The city of Patras, Greece, is liberated by the French expeditionary force in the Peloponnese under General Maison.
  • 1840 – Willem II becomes King of the Netherlands.
  • 1862 – Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) opens as the first hospital in the Canadian province of British Columbia
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Bahia incident: USS Wachusett illegally captures the CSS Florida Confederate raider while in port in Bahia, Brazil in violation of Brazilian neutrality.
  • 1868 – Cornell University holds opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment is 412, the highest at any American university to that date.
  • 1870 – Franco-Prussian War: Siege of Paris: Léon Gambetta flees Paris in a hot-air balloon.
  • 1879 – Germany and Austria-Hungary sign the “Twofold Covenant” and create the Dual Alliance.
  • 1912 – The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
  • 1916 – Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222–0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.
  • 1918 – The Regency Council of the Kingdom of Poland declares independence from the German Empire and forms the Republic of Poland.
  • 1919 – KLM, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, is founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.
  • 1924 – Andreas Michalakopoulos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for a short period of time.
  • 1929 – Photius II becomes Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
  • 1933 – Air France is inaugurated, after being formed by a merger of 5 French airlines.
  • 1940 – World War II: The McCollum memo proposes bringing the United States into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.
  • 1942 – World War II: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along theMatanikau River.
  • 1944 – World War II: During an uprising at Birkenau concentration camp, Jewish prisoners burn down Crematorium IV.
  • 1949 – The communist German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.
  • 1950 – Mother Teresa establishes the Missionaries of Charity.
  • 1958 – President of Pakistan Iskander Mirza, with the support of General Ayub Khan and the army, suspends the 1956 constitution, imposes martial law, and cancels the elections scheduled for January 1959.
  • 1958 – The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury.
  • 1959 – U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 transmits the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon.
  • 1963 – John F. Kennedy signs the ratification of the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
  • 1977 – The adoption of the Fourth Soviet Constitution.
  • 1985 – The Mameyes landslide kills almost 200 people in Puerto Rico.
  • 1987 – Sikh nationalists declares the independence of Khalistan from India; it is not internationally recognized.
  • 1988 – An Iñupiat hunter discovers three gray whales trapped under the ice in Barrow, Alaska, US; the situation becomes a multinational effort to free the whales.
  • 1993 – The flood of ’93 ends at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began, as the Mississippi River falls below flood stage.
  • 1996 – Fox News Channel begins broadcasting.
  • 1998 – Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.
  • 2001 – The Global War on Terrorism begins as a result of the September 11 attacks. The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan initiates with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.
  • 2003 – The governor of California, Gray Davis, is recalled in favor of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • 2008 – Asteroid 2008 TC3 impacts the Earth over Sudan, the first time an asteroid impact is detected prior to its entry into earth’s atmosphere.
  • 2016 – In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the death toll rises to 800.

 

 

 

  • Births on October 7
  • 13 BC – Drusus Julius Caesar, Roman politician (d. 23 AD)
  • 1301 – Grand Prince Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver (d. 1339)
  • 1409 – Elizabeth of Luxembourg (d. 1442)
  • 1471 – Frederick I of Denmark (d. 1533)
  • 1573 – William Laud, English archbishop and academic (d. 1645)
  • 1576 – John Marston, English poet and playwright (d. 1634)
  • 1589 – Archduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria (d. 1631)
  • 1713 – Granville Elliott, English general (d. 1759)
  • 1728 – Caesar Rodney, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 4th Governor of Delaware (d. 1784)
  • 1744 – Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and politician, War Governor of Saint Petersburg (d. 1819)
  • 1746 – William Billings, American composer and educator (d. 1800)
  • 1748 – Charles XIII of Sweden (d. 1818)
  • 1769 – Solomon Sibley, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 1st Mayor of Detroit (d. 1846)
  • 1786 – Louis-Joseph Papineau, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1871)
  • 1798 – Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, French instrument maker and businessman (d. 1875)
  • 1821 – Richard H. Anderson, American general (d. 1879)
  • 1832 – Charles Crozat Converse, American lawyer and composer (d. 1918)
  • 1835 – Felix Draeseke, German composer and educator (d. 1913)
  • 1836 – Henri Elzéar Taschereau, Canadian scholar and jurist, 4th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1911)
  • 1841 – Nicholas I of Montenegro (d. 1921)
  • 1849 – James Whitcomb Riley, American poet and author (d. 1916)
  • 1860 – Leonidas Paraskevopoulos, Greek general and politician (d. 1936)
  • 1866 – Wlodimir Ledóchowski, Polish-Austrian religious leader, 26th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1942)
  • 1876 – Louis Tancred, South African cricketer (d. 1934)
  • 1879 – Joe Hill, Swedish-born American labor activist and poet (d. 1915)
  • 1881 – Mikhail Drozdovsky, Ukrainian-Russian general (d. 1918)
  • 1884 – Harold Geiger, American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1927)
  • 1885 – Niels Bohr, Danish physicist and philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
  • 1885 – Claud Ashton Jones, American admiral, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1948)
  • 1887 – Jack Russell, English cricketer and coach (d. 1961)
  • 1888 – Henry A. Wallace, American lawyer and politician, 33rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1965)
  • 1889 – Robert Z. Leonard, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1968)
  • 1892 – Dwain Esper, American director and producer (d. 1982)
  • 1893 – Alice Dalgliesh, Trinidadian-American author and publisher (d. 1979)
  • 1894 – Del Lord, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1970)
  • 1895 – Maurice Grevisse, Belgian linguist and author (d. 1980)
  • 1897 – Elijah Muhammad, American religious leader (d. 1975)
  • 1897 – Thakin Mya, Burmese lawyer and politician (d. 1947)
  • 1900 – Heinrich Himmler, German commander and politician (d. 1945)
  • 1904 – Armando Castellazzi, Italian footballer and coach (d. 1968)
  • 1905 – Andy Devine, American actor (d. 1977)
  • 1907 – Helen MacInnes, Scottish-American librarian and author (d. 1985)
  • 1909 – Anni Blomqvist, Finnish author (d. 1990)
  • 1909 – Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian-American pianist and educator (d. 1995)
  • 1909 – Erastus Corning 2nd, American soldier and politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany (d. 1983)
  • 1910 – Henry Plumer McIlhenny, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1986)
  • 1911 – Vaughn Monroe, American singer, trumpet player, and bandleader (d. 1973)
  • 1912 – Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Peruvian architect and politician, 85th President of Peru (d. 2002)
  • 1912 – Peter Walker, English race car driver (d. 1984)
  • 1913 – Simon Carmiggelt, Dutch journalist and author (d. 1987)
  • 1913 – Raimond Valgre, Estonian pianist, guitarist, and composer (d. 1949)
  • 1914 – Sarah Churchill, English actress (d. 1982)
  • 1914 – Alfred Drake, American actor and singer (d. 1992)
  • 1914 – Herman Keiser, American golfer (d. 2003)
  • 1917 – June Allyson, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1918 – Harry V. Jaffa, American historian, philosopher, and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1919 – Henriette Avram, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2006)
  • 1919 – Zelman Cowen, Australian academic and politician, 19th Governor-General of Australia (d. 2011)
  • 1919 – Georges Duby, French historian and author (d. 1996)
  • 1920 – Georg Leber, German soldier and politician, German Federal Minister of Defence (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – Jack Rowley, English footballer and manager (d. 1998)
  • 1921 – Raymond Goethals, Belgian footballer and coach (d. 2004)
  • 1922 – Grady Hatton, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – William Zinsser, American journalist and critic (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Irma Grese, German SS officer (d. 1945)
  • 1923 – Břetislav Pojar, Czech animator and director (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian painter and sculptor (d. 2002)
  • 1927 – R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist and author (d. 1989)
  • 1929 – Graeme Ferguson, Canadian director and producer, co-founded the IMAX Corporation
  • 1929 – Robert Westall, English journalist and author (d. 1993)
  • 1930 – Curtis Crider, American race car driver (d. 2012)
  • 1931 – Cotton Fitzsimmons, American basketball player and coach (d. 2004)
  • 1931 – Tommy Lewis, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1931 – R. Sivagurunathan, Sri Lankan journalist, lawyer, and academic (d. 2003)
  • 1931 – Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1932 – Joannes Gijsen, Dutch bishop (d. 2013)
  • 1933 – Harold Dunaway, American race car driver and pilot (d. 2012)
  • 1934 – Amiri Baraka, American poet, playwright, and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1934 – Ulrike Meinhof, German journalist and activist (d. 1976)
  • 1934 – Julian Thompson, English general and historian
  • 1935 – Thomas Keneally, Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist
  • 1936 – Michael Hurll, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1937 – Christopher Booker, English journalist and author
  • 1937 – Maria Szyszkowska, Polish academic and politician
  • 1938 – Ann Jones, English tennis player and sportscaster
  • 1939 – John Hopcroft, American computer scientist and author
  • 1939 – Clive James, Australian television host, author, and critic
  • 1939 – Harry Kroto, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
  • 1939 – Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Congolese cardinal
  • 1939 – Bill Snyder, American football player and coach
  • 1940 – Bruce Vento, American educator and politician (d. 2000)
  • 1942 – Joy Behar, American talk show host, comedian and television personality
  • 1943 – José Cardenal, Cuban baseball player and coach
  • 1943 – Oliver North, American colonel, journalist, and author
  • 1944 – Donald Tsang, Chinese civil servant and politician, 2nd Chief Executive of Hong Kong
  • 1945 – Kevin Godley, English singer-songwriter and director
  • 1945 – David Wallace, Scottish physicist and academic
  • 1946 – John Brass, Australian rugby player and coach
  • 1946 – Catharine MacKinnon, American lawyer, activist, and author
  • 1947 – Chris Bambridge, Australian footballer and referee
  • 1948 – Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist
  • 1948 – John F. B. Mitchell, English climatologist and author
  • 1948 – Stephen Rucker, American composer
  • 1949 – Dave Hope, American bass player and priest
  • 1950 – Dick Jauron, American football player and coach
  • 1950 – Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzanian colonel, economist, and politician, 4th President of Tanzania
  • 1951 – John Mellencamp, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1952 – Vladimir Putin, Russian colonel and politician, 4th President of Russia
  • 1952 – Jacques Richard, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2002)
  • 1952 – Graham Yallop, Australian cricketer
  • 1953 – Linda Griffiths, Canadian actress and playwright (d. 2014)
  • 1953 – Margus Lepa, Estonian journalist and actor
  • 1953 – Tico Torres, American drummer
  • 1955 – Ralph Johnson, American computer scientist and author
  • 1955 – Bill Henson, Australian photographer
  • 1955 – Yo-Yo Ma, French-American cellist and educator
  • 1956 – Steve Bainbridge, English rugby player
  • 1956 – Mike Shipley, Australian-English sound engineer and producer (d. 2013)
  • 1956 – Brian Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1957 – Joey Marquez, Filipino basketball player, actor, and politician
  • 1957 – Michael W. Smith, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1957 – Jayne Torvill, English figure skater
  • 1959 – Dylan Baker, American actor
  • 1959 – Simon Cowell, English businessman and producer, created The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent
  • 1959 – Lourdes Flores, Peruvian lawyer and politician
  • 1959 – Jean-Marc Fournier, Canadian lawyer and politician
  • 1960 – Kevin Boyle, American historian and author
  • 1961 – Tony Sparano, American football player and coach
  • 1962 – Dave Bronconnier, Canadian businessman and politician, 35th Mayor of Calgary
  • 1962 – William Johnson, German-English cricketer
  • 1964 – Dan Savage, American LGBT rights activist, journalist and television producer
  • 1964 – Paul Stewart, English footballer
  • 1965 – Genji Hashimoto, Japanese race car driver
  • 1965 – Kumiko Watanabe, Japanese voice actress
  • 1966 – Sherman Alexie, American novelist, short story writer, poet, and filmmaker
  • 1966 – Marco Beltrami, Italian-American composer and conductor
  • 1966 – Janet Shaw, Australian cyclist and author (d. 2012)
  • 1967 – Michelle Alexander, American law professor, author and activist
  • 1967 – Peter Baker, English golfer
  • 1967 – Toni Braxton, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1967 – Luke Haines, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1968 – Thom Yorke, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1969 – Malia Hosaka, American wrestler
  • 1969 – Per Mathisen, Norwegian bass player and composer
  • 1969 – Maria Whittaker, English model, actress, and singer
  • 1971 – Daniel Boucher, Canadian singer and actor
  • 1972 – Marlou Aquino, Filipino basketball player
  • 1972 – Ben Younger, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1973 – Dida, Brazilian footballer
  • 1973 – Priest Holmes, American football player
  • 1973 – Sami Hyypiä, Finnish footballer and manager
  • 1973 – Grigol Mgaloblishvili, Georgian politician and diplomat, 7th Prime Minister of Georgia
  • 1974 – Rune Glifberg, Danish skateboarder
  • 1974 – Charlotte Perrelli, Swedish singer
  • 1975 – Giorgos Karadimos, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1975 – Damian Kulash, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1975 – Tim Minchin, English-Australian comedian, actor, and singer
  • 1976 – Marc Coma, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 1976 – Taylor Hicks, American singer-songwriter
  • 1976 – Gilberto Silva, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976 – Santiago Solari, Argentinian footballer and manager
  • 1976 – Charles Woodson, American football player
  • 1978 – Alison Balsom, English trumpet player and educator
  • 1978 – Alesha Dixon, English singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1978 – Zaheer Khan, Indian cricketer
  • 1979 – Simona Amânar, Romanian gymnast
  • 1979 – Aaron Ashmore, Canadian actor
  • 1979 – Shawn Ashmore, Canadian actor
  • 1982 – Madjid Bougherra, Algerian footballer
  • 1982 – Jermain Defoe, English footballer
  • 1982 – Robby Ginepri, American tennis player
  • 1982 – Li Yundi, Chinese pianist
  • 1982 – Lockett Pundt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1983 – Archie Bland, English journalist and author
  • 1983 – Dwayne Bravo, Trinidadian cricketer
  • 1983 – Flying Lotus, American rapper, DJ, and producer
  • 1983 – Scottie Upshall, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Salman Butt, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1984 – Toma Ikuta, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1984 – Simon Poulsen, Danish footballer
  • 1984 – Zachary Wyatt, American soldier and politician
  • 1985 – Evan Longoria, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Chase Daniel, American football player
  • 1986 – Lee Nguyen, American soccer player
  • 1986 – Gunnar Nielsen, Faroese footballer
  • 1986 – Bree Olson, American porn actress and producer
  • 1986 – Amy Satterthwaite, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1987 – Jeremy Brockie, New Zealand footballer
  • 1987 – Aiden English, American wrestler
  • 1987 – Sam Querrey, American tennis player
  • 1988 – Diego da Silva Costa, Brazilian footballer
  • 1988 – Lauren Mayberry, Scottish singer-songwriter
  • 1989 – Trent Merrin, Australian rugby league player
  • 1990 – Sebastián Coates, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1992 – Mookie Betts, American baseball player
  • 1995 – Lyndon Dykes, Australian professional soccer player
  • 1995 – Lloyd Jones, English professional footballer

 

 

 

  • Deaths on October 7
  • 336 – Pope Mark
  • 858 – Montoku, Japanese emperor (b. 826)
  • 929 – Charles the Simple, French king (b. 879)
  • 1242 – Juntoku, Japanese emperor (b. 1197)
  • 1259 – Ezzelino III da Romano, Italian ruler
  • 1363 – Eleanor de Bohun, Countess of Ormonde (b. 1304)
  • 1368 – Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, Belgian-English politician (b. 1338)
  • 1553 – Cristóbal de Morales, Spanish composer (b. 1500)
  • 1571 – Sufi Ali Pasha, Ottoman soldier and politician, Ottoman Governor of Egypt
  • 1577 – George Gascoigne, English soldier, courtier, and poet (b. 1535)
  • 1612 – Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian poet, playwright, and diplomat (b. 1538)
  • 1620 – Stanisław Żółkiewski, Polish-Lithuanian commander (b. 1547)
  • 1637 – Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (b. 1587)
  • 1651 – Jacques Sirmond, French scholar (b. 1559)
  • 1653 – Fausto Poli, Italian cardinal (b. 1581)
  • 1708 – Guru Gobind Singh, Indian 10th Sikh guru (b. 1666)
  • 1787 – Henry Muhlenberg, German-American pastor and missionary (b. 1711)
  • 1792 – George Mason, American lawyer and politician (b. 1725)
  • 1793 – Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, English politician, President of the Board of Trade (b. 1718)
  • 1796 – Thomas Reid, Scottish mathematician and philosopher (b. 1710)
  • 1849 – Edgar Allan Poe, American short story witer, poet, and critic (b. 1809)
  • 1894 – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., American physician, author, and poet (b. 1809)
  • 1903 – Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician and academic (b. 1832)
  • 1904 – Isabella Bird, English historian and explorer (b. 1831)
  • 1906 – Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, 18th Mayor of Montreal (b. 1848)
  • 1911 – John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist and physician (b. 1835)
  • 1919 – Alfred Deakin, Australian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1856)
  • 1925 – Christy Mathewson, American baseball player and manager (b. 1880)
  • 1926 – Emil Kraepelin, German psychologist and academic (b. 1856)
  • 1939 – Harvey Williams Cushing, American neurosurgeon and academic (b. 1869)
  • 1943 – Radclyffe Hall, English author and poet (b. 1880)
  • 1944 – Helmut Lent, German colonel and pilot (b. 1918)
  • 1950 – Willis Haviland Carrier, American engineer (b. 1876)
  • 1951 – Anton Philips, Dutch businessman, co-founded Philips (b. 1874)
  • 1956 – Clarence Birdseye, American businessman, founded Birds Eye (b. 1886)
  • 1959 – Mario Lanza, American tenor and actor (b. 1921)
  • 1966 – Grigoris Asikis, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1890)
  • 1967 – Norman Angell, English journalist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1872)
  • 1969 – Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)
  • 1970 – Alphonse-Marie Parent, Canadian priest and academic (b. 1906)
  • 1985 – Cemal Reşit Rey, Turkish pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1904)
  • 1990 – Beatrice Hutton, Australian architect (b. 1893)
  • 1991 – Harry W. Brown, American colonel and pilot (b. 1921)
  • 1991 – Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (b. 1905)
  • 1991 – Darren Millane, Australian footballer (b. 1965)
  • 1992 – Allan Bloom, American philosopher and educator (b. 1930)
  • 1992 – Babu Karam Singh Bal, Indian businessman and politician (b.1927)
  • 1993 – Cyril Cusack, South African-born Irish actor (b. 1910)
  • 1994 – Niels Kaj Jerne, Danish-English physician and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • 1995 – Olga Taussky-Todd, Austrian-Czech-American mathematician, attendant of the Vienna Circle (b. 1906)
  • 1996 – Lou Lichtveld, Surinamese-Dutch author, playwright, and politician (b. 1903)
  • 1998 – Cees de Vreugd, Dutch strongman and weightlifter (b. 1952)
  • 2001 – Herblock, American cartoonist and author (b. 1909)
  • 2001 – Christopher Adams, English-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1955)
  • 2001 – Roger Gaudry, Canadian chemist and businessman (b. 1913)
  • 2002 – Pierangelo Bertoli, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)
  • 2003 – Izzy Asper, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2003 – Arthur Berger, American composer and educator (b. 1912)
  • 2004 – Tony Lanfranchi, English race car driver (b. 1935)
  • 2006 – Julen Goikoetxea, Spanish cyclist (b. 1985)
  • 2006 – Anna Politkovskaya, American-Russian journalist and activist (b. 1958)
  • 2007 – Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1975)
  • 2007 – George E. Sangmeister, American lawyer and politician (b. 1931)
  • 2009 – Irving Penn, American photographer (b. 1917)
  • 2010 – T Lavitz, American keyboard player, composer, and producer (b. 1956)
  • 2010 – Milka Planinc, Croatian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1924)
  • 2011 – Ramiz Alia, Albanian politician, 1st President of Albania (b. 1925)
  • 2011 – Andrew Laszlo, Hungarian-American cinematographer (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Mervyn M. Dymally, Trinidadian-American politician, 41st Lieutenant Governor of California (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Ivo Michiels, Belgian-French author and poet (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Wiley Reed, American-Australian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – Mick Buckley, English footballer (b. 1953)
  • 2013 – Patrice Chéreau, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – David E. Jeremiah, American admiral (b. 1934)
  • 2013 – Leandro Mendoza, Filipino police officer and politician, 36th Executive Secretary of the Philippines (b. 1946)
  • 2013 – Joe Rogers, American lawyer and politician, 45th Lieutenant Governor of Colorado (b. 1964)
  • 2014 – Nika Kiladze, Georgian footballer (b. 1988)
  • 2014 – Siegfried Lenz, Polish-German author and playwright (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Iva Withers, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1917)
  • 2015 – Harry Gallatin, American basketball player and coach (b. 1927)
  • 2015 – Hossein Hamadani, Iranian general (b. 1951)
  • 2015 – W. R. Mitchell, English journalist and author (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Jurelang Zedkaia, Marshallese politician, 5th President of the Marshall Islands (b. 1950)
  • 2016 – Ross Higgins, Australian actor, comedian (b. 1930)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on October 7
  • Christian feast day:
    • Justina of Padua
    • Henry Muhlenberg (some Lutheran Churches, Episcopal Church of the USA)
    • Osgyth
    • Our Lady of the Rosary
    • Pope Mark
    • Sergius and Bacchus
    • October 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day
  • Italian Evacuation Day (Libya)
  • Teachers’ Day (Laos)
  • The first day of Nagasaki Kunchi, celebrated until October 9 (Nagasaki)

 

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