Sunday October 24, 2010: on this day


What day of the week was October 24, 2010?

October 24, 2010 was a Sunday and it was the 297th day of the year 2010 in the Gregorian calendar.

October 24, 2010 can also be written as 10/24/2010 in the US and as 24/10/2010 in UK and Europe.

October 24, 2010 in October 2010 calendar


October 24, 2010: What happened on that day?

Here's what happened on October 24, 2010:

  • Six people were killed in a shooting rampage at a militia outpost in palid (ipil), in the zamboanga sibugay region of the south philippines.
  • The united states and south korea cancel a joint naval drill in the yellow sea against north korea. they cite their previous anti-submarine training, which was held from sept. 27 through oct. 1, and a desire to not irritate neighbouring countries ahead of the 2010 g-20 seoul summit.
  • Despite law enforcement agencies being alerted in karachi, pakistan, four people are still killed in the agra mahat colony and kausar niazi colonies.
  • Two ships are taken by somali pirates in the indian ocean.
  • Joao silva, a bang-bang club photographer, was injured while walking on a mine near arghandab in afghanistan.
  • A 9-year-old abducted albino boy was found dead in his body and taken to burundi-tanzania. he was buried there.
  • 15 latin american parliaments adopt simultaneous resolutions calling for the release of gilad shalit (israeli soldier) who has been held incommunicado by hamas for more than four years.
  • Ampquotisraeli commandos fired 308 live bullets at mv 'mavi marmara to repel passengers who attacked them using lethal weaponsampquot. this is the testimony of israel's top general, as he testifies in front of a state-appointed inquiry into may's gaza flotilla attack.
  • Visitors to shanghai world expo 2010 exceeded 70 million.
  • Christopher pissarides, a nobel-winning economist, states that britain's finance minister george osborne exaggerates the likelihood of a crisis and unnecessarily risks the country's economic recovery through his deep spending cuts.
  • The uk's privacy watchdog will investigate google again and charge it with obtaining personal data from private wi-fi network. google has admitted to collecting passwords and e mail addresses.
  • Chinese vice premier wang qishan welcomes u.s. treasury secretary timothy geithner to the port of qingdao as the united states objects to what it labels the ampquotartificialampquot value of china's own currency, the yuan.
  • Strikes in france 2010: additional strikes against government efforts to raise the retirement age for workers are also planned.
  • Rafael correa, president of ecuador, rejects leniency to police officers who protested the loss of their bonuses. he stated on radio that "this will destroy us as a society."
  • China and bangladesh both want green technology to be free of charge. hasan mahmud met with unfccc climate negotiators and chairman of the national development and reform commission of china xie zihenhua.
  • A bus crash in nwoya, northwestern uganda resulted in the deaths of at least 21 people and serious injuries to a further dozen.
  • 2010 haitian cholera outbreak:
  • For the first time since the earthquake, cholera has been detected in port-au-prince (haiti).
  • The death toll has surpassed 250.
  • The avalanche kills chhewang nima (a leading nepalese sherpa), who is famous for climbing mount everest 19 more times.
  • Tropical storm richard batters honduras's caribbean coast with heavy rainfall before becoming a hurricane, and finally making landfall in belize. (ap) (cnn), (reuters),
  • The united nations high commissioner to refugees launches an emergency airlift for benin, which is currently suffering from its worst flooding in a decade.
  • Scientists who are studying the gulf of mexico oil spillage find significant amounts of oil beneath the seafloor. this contradicts statements made by us officials that most of the oil has disappeared.
  • At qingdao airport in east china's shandong province, wang qi-shan, the chinese vice premier, held talks with us treasury secretary timothy geithner. they discussed sino-us economic relations and preparations for g20 summit.
  • Darfur's rebel justice and equality movement claims it is open to discussions with qatari mediators, but has not yet agreed to re-join peace negotiations. this was because sudan's government had violated a ceasefire.
  • Pope francis calls for peace in the middle east and for islamic countries to ensure freedom of worship for non-muslims.
  • Angola starts deporting congolese residents from the north.
  • Four people were arrested in connection to a bombing that claimed the lives of 10 people in matalam (philippines) on saturday.
  • Peter tatchell will lead a campaign to challenge britain's ban against same-sex marriages and heterosexual civil partnerships. eight couples are required to apply for the illegal ceremonies.
  • Three americans are being tried on suspicion of spying in iran, having illegally entered the country.
  • Swedish police claim they don't have a suspect in the shootings of 15 migrants in malmo.
  • Four mengniu employees, a chinese dairy giant, were arrested in hohhot (inner mongolia) for allegedly hiring an advertising agency to spread false rumours about yili group products online.
  • Mexican gunmen broke into an eastern tijuana drug rehabilitation center, killing thirteen people.
  • Peter bossman, a ghanaian doctor, is elected mayor of piran (slovenia) as the first black mayor of any town in the former eastern bloc of europe.
  • The supreme court of iraq has ordered the return to work of the parliament, declaring that the self-declared exclusion of politicians was unconstitutional.
  • Officials from bahrain claim that voter turnout was 67% in the parliamentary elections. al wefaq, the main shia opposition group, retained its 18 seats in al wefaq's 40-member legislature.
  • After being hospitalized with influenza, margaret thatcher, former prime minister of the uk, is said to be feeling brighter.
  • Alpha conde and cellou dalein diallo, two candidates in the second round for the guinean presidential elections, appeal to calmness after the delay.
  • The san francisco giants defeated the philadelphia phillies in 2010 national league championship series. they advanced to the 2010 world series.
  • The national olympic committee of sri lanka announced that manju wanniarachchi, the commonwealth gold medal-winning boxer, failed a drug test during the 2010 commonwealth games.
  • As israel's top general testifies before an inquest into the may flotilla raid on gaza, he says that commandos from israel fired 308 live shots at the mv mavi marmara in order to repel passengers who tried to attack them with lethal weaponry.
  • Near naples mayors reject the government's proposal to temporarily freeze the opening of a regional waste dump. they demand that the plan be abandoned permanently. terzigno residents peacefully protest the plan.
  • 2010 haitian cholera epidemic: cholera has been detected in port-au-prince (haiti) for the first time since the earthquake. (bbc) (al jazeera). the death toll has risen to 250.
  • Charles, prince of wales's friend, was among the victims in yesterday's helicopter crash. the family is in shock.
  • Israel's military police investigates an attack that left at least 21 people dead and 19 injured in an air raid during the 2008-2009 gaza war.
  • Actor randy quaid and his spouse seek asylum in canada in order to avoid being prosecuted in the united states. they claim they are being "persecuted".
  • David cameron prohibits sayeeda warsi baroness warsi (britain's first female muslim cabinet minister) from attending global peace and unity. this is europe's largest multicultural event. nick clegg supports baroness warsi.

October 24, 2010: What were the magazines covers that day?

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October 24, 2010: What were the main match results that day?

Serie A - Italian Football

  • Bologna - Juventus : 0 - 0
  • Chievo - Cesena : 2 - 1
  • Genoa - Catania : 1 - 0
  • Inter - Sampdoria : 1 - 1
  • Lazio - Cagliari : 2 - 1

Jupiler League - Football (Belgium)

  • Anderlecht - Westerlo : 2 - 0
  • Lokeren - Club Brugge : 1 - 0
  • Standard - Gent : 2 - 1

Bundesliga 1 - Football (Germany)

  • Dortmund - Hoffenheim : 1 - 1
  • Leverkusen - Mainz : 0 - 1
  • Stuttgart - St Pauli : 2 - 0

Bundesliga 2 - Football (Germany)

  • Bochum - Aachen : 1 - 1
  • Duisburg - Karlsruhe : 3 - 0
  • Paderborn - Fortuna Dusseldorf : 3 - 0

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October 24, 2010: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for October 24th is Scorpio.

Scorpio is the 8th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between October 23rd and November 21st belong to the Scorpio sign: discover Scorpio personality and who should a Scorpio marry.

Babies born in October are either Libra or Scorpio. People born before October 22nd are Libra, while people born from October 23rd have the sign of Scorpio.

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October 24, 2010: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for October 24, 2010 is Tiger and the associated element is Metal.

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October 24, 2010: What was the moon phase on that day?

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The moon phase on October 24, 2010 was Full Moon.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on October 24, 2010 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on October 24, 2010 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 93% full, rising at 06:41 pm and setting at 09:59 am.

The previous full moon was on Oct 23, 2010 while the next full moon would come on Nov 21, 2010.

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Your place in the Universe on October 24, 2010

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Who was born on October 24, 2010?

Whose famous birthday is on October 24th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on October 24th:

  • Kevin Kline
    Kevin Kline

    American actor and director.

  • Gilbert Bécaud
    Gilbert Bécaud

    He was a french singer-songwriter who wrote french songs like "what now my love?" "je t'appartiens", which was renamed by the everly...

  • Jean-Claude Pascal
    Jean-Claude Pascal

    French actor (golden salamander), dies at 64.

  • Martin Campbell
    Martin Campbell

    New zealand producer and director.

  • Mallika Sherawat
    Mallika Sherawat

    Mallika sherawat is an indian actress known for her work in bollywood films and for her bold and outspoken personality.

  • Tim Pocock
    Tim Pocock

    Tim pocock is an australian tv actor known for his role as a young scott summers in the film x-men origins: wolverine.

  • Gilda Gray
    Gilda Gray

    Polish-american actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1959).

  • Sammy Petrillo
    Sammy Petrillo

    American actor (d. 2009).

  • Tom Fletcher
    Tom Fletcher

    Nfl defensive safety (seattle seahawks).

  • Natalie Anderson
    Natalie Anderson

    Tv actress.

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How old is someone born on October 24, 2010?

Someone born on October 24, 2010 is:

13 years 7 months old,

or 163 months and 4 days old,

or 709 weeks and 2 days old,

or 4965 days old,

Use our How old am I? Calculator to know the age of a person today or use the Age Calculator to determine the interval between two dates.

How many days until your next birthday if you were born on October 24, 2010?

There are 149 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Thursday October 24th 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on October 24, 2010?

You belong to the Gen Z generation if you were born on October 24, 2010.


October 24, 2010: What famous people died on that day?

Famous people died on October 24, 2010:

  • Lamont Johnson

    American actor producer and director (d. 2010).

  • Joseph Stein

    Dramatist/playwright (fiddler on the roof).

  • Mike Esposito

    American illustrator and author (d. 2010).

  • Sylvia Sleigh
  • Pan Jin-yu
  • Andy Holmes
  • David Stahl
  • Georges Frêche

What famous deaths happened on October 24th?

Famous deaths on October 24th:

  • Raul Julia
    Raul Julia

    Raul Julia was a Puerto Rican actor known for his roles in films like 'The Addams Family' and 'Kiss of the Spider Woman.

  • Maureen O'Hara
    Maureen O'Hara

    An irish-american actress, who was especially popular in american films of the 1940s and 1950s.

  • Anita Björk
    Anita Björk

    Swedish actress (b. 1923).

  • Robert Guillaume
    Robert Guillaume

    American television and musical stage actor.

  • Marcia Strassman
    Marcia Strassman

    American singer and actress (d. 2014).

  • Peggy Moran
    Peggy Moran

    American singer and actress (d. 2002).

  • Leslie Jordan
    Leslie Jordan

    American actor, comedian, writer and singer (d. 2022).

  • Claire Windsor
    Claire Windsor

    American actress (born 1897).

  • Ana Bertha Lepe
    Ana Bertha Lepe

    Mexican model and actress (b. 1934).

  • John McCarthy

    Considered the father of artificial intelligence, he invented the Lisp programming language.

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October 24, 2010: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on October 24, 2010:

  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
  • United Nations Day (charter 1945)

Observances on October 24, 2010:

  • Global Media and Information Literacy Week, 24-31 October
  • United Nations Day
  • World Development Information Day
  • Disarmament Week, 24-30 October
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October 24, 2010: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on October 24, 2010 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week October 18th and October 24th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).

October 24, 2010: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on October 24, 2010 was Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars, according to the music chart for the week October 18th and October 24th.

October 24, 2010: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on October 24, 2010 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week October 18th and October 24th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Just The Way You Are
  2. - Like A G6
  3. - Just A Dream
  4. - Teenage Dream youtube
  5. - DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love

October 24, 2010: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on October 24, 2010 was Deuces by Chris Brown Featuring Tyga & Kevin McCall, according to the R&B music chart for the week October 18th and October 24th.

October 24, 2010: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on October 24, 2010 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week October 18th and October 24th. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

  1. - Deuces
  2. - Bottoms Up
  3. - Holding You Down (Goin In Circles)
  4. - Can't Be Friends
  5. - Love All Over Me

October 24, 2010: What was the number 1 Latin song on that day?

The number 1 Latin song on October 24, 2010 was Nina De Mi Corazon by La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho, according to the Latin music chart for the week October 18th and October 24th.

October 24, 2010: What was the Latin music chart on that day?

The Latin music chart on October 24, 2010 is the list of the most popular Latin songs for the week October 18th and October 24th. It included the following Top 5 Latin songs:

  1. - Nina De Mi Corazon
  2. - I Like It
  3. - Cuando Me Enamoro
  4. - Dime Que Me Quieres
  5. - Al Diablo Lo Nuestro

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October 24, 2010: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on October 24, 2010 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:


Release year: 2010

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Country: United States of America

A Single Man

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Tom Ford

Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Country: United States of America

City Island

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Raymond De Felitta

Starring: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer

Country: United States of America

Law Abiding Citizen

Release year: 2010

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Starring: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney

Country: United States of America


Release year: 2010

Directed by: Lee Daniels

Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey

Country: United States of America

October 24, 2010: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on October 24, 2010 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:


Release year: 2010

Directed by: Matt Aselton

Boardwalk Empire

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Martin Scorsese


Release year: 2010

Directed by: John Jeffcoat


Release year: 2010

Country: United States of America


Release year: 2010

Directed by: Robert F. Slatzer

October 24, 2010: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on October 24, 2010 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

Room by Emma Donoghue



NOW A MAJOR MOOTION PICTURE -- Nominated for Four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. . . . It is where he was born. It is where he and Ma eat, sleep, play, and learn.

Don'T Blink by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

Don'T Blink


Tough reporter who loves his work. . . AND THE WOMAN HE HOLDS OFFICERAfter a difficult assignment, Nick Daniels, a magazine reporter, deserves to be at peace.

The Roots Of Obama'S Rage by Dinesh D'Souza

The Roots Of Obama'S Rage


FromThe Roots Obama's RageWe live today the script for America that Obama's father wrote.

Painted Ladies by Robert B. Parker

Painted Ladies


Spenser's job was simple: protect an art scholar in a ransom for a stolen piece of artwork. Nobody was to die.

Washington by Ron Chernow



Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 2011, Ron Chernow, a celebrated biographer, presents a richly nuanced portrait about the father of our nation as well as the first president of America.

October 24, 2010: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on October 24, 2010 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Arcania: Gothic 4

Arcania: Gothic 4

Platform: Microsoft Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: JoWooD Entertainment Nordic Games GmbH

Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight

Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Electronic Arts



Platform: Wii

Genre: Party

Publisher: Nintendo

Apple Jack

Apple Jack

Platform: Xbox 360

Publisher: Xbox Live Marketplace

Ben 10: Alien Force-The Rise of Hex

Ben 10: Alien Force-The Rise of Hex

Platform: WiiWare, Xbox Live Arcade

Genre: Action Platform game

Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment


Who was the US President on October 24, 2010?

On October 24, 2010 the US President was Barack Obama (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 24, 2010?

On October 24, 2010 the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 24, 2010?

On October 24, 2010 the Pope was Benedict XVI.


What is special about October 24th?

October 24th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 24th day of the month of October. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on October 24th, such as:

  • 2018 - 2018 sulawesi tsunami and earthquake: officials lower the death toll from the tsunami and earthquake of september 28, 2018, to 2,256, 10,679, and 1,075 respectively.
  • 2017 - Germany's terror: german police raid suspected islamist militants to find weapons and ammunition.
  • 2016 - Iraqi civil war (2014-2017: isil recaptures ar-rutbah in western iraq, where it had previously withdrawn from in may.

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What happened in 2010?

2010 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Heritage Numismatic Auctions has sold a US 1874 Bickford Gold $10 Pattern at Public Auction for US$1,265,000. The Reed Hawn US 1913 Liberty Head 5-cent Coin sells at $3,737,000.
  • Republican Scott Brown wins Massachusetts' vacant Senate seat, decreasing the Democrats' majority by 59 seats to 41.
  • Spyker, a Dutch auto company, signs a deal with General Motors to purchase Sweden's Saab for US$74 Million in cash and $326,000,000 in deferred shares.

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What was the calendar for October 2010?

October 2010 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with October being the 10th month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

Discover how October 2010 calendar looked like.

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