October 2007 calendar

October 2007

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 2007.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on October 2007: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2007?


  • 01 Oct 2007 UBS and Citigroup announce US$9.3 Billion in debt writedowns due to the credit crisis.
  • 02 Oct 2007 On his way to the Inter-Korean Summit, Roh Moo-hyun from South Korea crosses the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea.
  • 03 Oct 2007 Witnesses have reported seeing a flaming object cross the sky of Minnesota. It was accompanied by a boom and a torrent of debris.
  • 04 Oct 2007 United States Republican Party Senator Pete Domenici, New Mexico, announces his intention to retire at the end his current term due a degenerative brain disorder.
  • 05 Oct 2007 Merrill Lynch announces that it will write off approximately US$5 billion of investments in the quarter. This is its largest trading loss.
  • 06 Oct 2007 In Cuba's eastern Granma Province, at least 28 people are killed and more than 70 injured in a collision between a train or bus.
  • 07 Oct 2007 War in Afghanistan: Sixteen militants under the command of Tahir Yuldash, an Uzbek warlord, were killed in eastern Afghanistan.
  • 08 Oct 2007 Marion Jones, a U.S. Olympic athlete, returns five medals won at the Sydney Olympics. She also accepts a two year ban from the sport for using a prohibited substance.
  • 09 Oct 2007 SAB Miller and Molson Coors have announced a joint venture called MillerCoors to be more competitive with Anheuser-Busch on the US market.
  • 10 Oct 2007 The US House of Representatives passed a resolution calling for the Ottoman empire to slaughter Armenians during the 1915-1923 genocide.
  • 11 Oct 2007 If he is reelected, John Howard, the Prime Minister of Australia proposes a referendum on constitutional recognition for indigenous Australians in Australia's constitution.
  • 12 Oct 2007 Oracle announces hostile bid for BEA company at US$6.7 billion
  • 13 Oct 2007 As a result, at least nine people are killed and eight people are missing in torrential rains that swept through Tunis, Tunisia's capital.
  • 14 Oct 2007 Al-habileen/lahij : Four people are killed in South Yemen on the 44th anniversary the revolt against British colonial rule.
  • 15 Oct 2007 Fox Television Stations Group launches new cable television channel for business in the USA.
  • 16 Oct 2007 Anne Enright, an Irish writer, wins the 2007 Man Booker Prize with her novel "The Gathering".
  • 17 Oct 2007 French public transport workers are on strike for 24 hours protesting changes in pensions.
  • 18 Oct 2007 Karachi bombings. A suicide attack on a convoy carrying Benazir Bhutto, former Pakistani Prime Minister, kills 139 people and injures 450 others. Bhutto is uninjured.
  • 19 Oct 2007 Philippines. Glorietta 2 in Makati was rocked by a bomb blast. The explosion left 11 people dead and more than 100 injured.
  • 20 Oct 2007 Primary elections for the governor and legislature of the U.S state of Louisiana are held in the Jungle (open).
  • 21 Oct 2007 Samoa's Tokelauan ex-pats vote in the referendum on Tokelauan selfdetermination.
  • 22 Oct 2007 The USA and Mexico agree to send US$1.4 billion over three years to Mexico for drug traffickers fighting.
  • 23 Oct 2007 Space Shuttle Discovery successfully launches on mission STS-120.
  • 24 Oct 2007 Merrill Lynch releases its third quarter financial results. This includes a write-down of US$8.4 Billion due to bad mortgage loans. This is the first quarterly loss for the company in six years.
  • 25 Oct 2007 Supporters of a U.S. Congress resolution condemning Armenian genocide call for a vote.
  • 26 Oct 2007 The Mexican consulate in New York City is shaken by an explosion. Two thrown handgrenades were used to cause the explosion, which was further enhanced by explosive material. 7 people sustained injuries, several windows were blown out and debris was found in the building.
  • 27 Oct 2007 Afghanistan War:
  • 28 Oct 2007 The Boston Red Sox won the 2007 World Series with a sweep of the Colorado Rockies in four games.
  • 29 Oct 2007 The origin of HIV, which is most prevalent in South America, the United States, Europe and Japan, Australia, and many other countries, can be traced back to Haiti in 1969.
  • 30 Oct 2007 A solar wing of the International Space Station that was relocated by crew members from STS-120 was torn during deployment.
  • 31 Oct 2007 The short-term interest rate of the United States Federal Reserve is reduced to 4.5 percent, the second reduction in three months.
  • 02 Oct 2007 President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea goes to North Korea for an Inter-Korean summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in October 2007?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Crank That (Soulja Boy)youtube
  2. - Strongeryoutube
  3. - The Way I Are
  4. - Gimme More
  5. - Apologize

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - About You Now
  2. - Let Me Think About It
  3. - Valerie
  4. - No U Hang Up / If That's Ok With You
  5. - Ayo Technology


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 2007?

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns


A Thousand Splendid suns, a story about love, family, friendship and faith that is driven by the same amazing instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a classic, is a fascinating chronicle of 30 years of Afghan history. After

Power To The People by Laura Ingraham

Power To The People


Ingraham, author and radio personality (Shut up and Sing), calls for the American people to reclaim the phrase "Power to the People", which was stolen from anti-establishment organizations.

Pontoon by Garrison Keillor



Garrison Keillor returns to Lake Wobegon in this New York Times bestseller. This is cause for celebration.

Where Angels Go by Debbie Macomber

Where Angels Go


Christmas is a time to be an angel. These three angels are irresistible and love their jobs on Earth. They love to help people send prayers to Heaven.

The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

The Quickie


THE #1 BESTSELLING SENSATION #1 New York Times #1 Chicago Tribune 1 Washington Post #1 Entertainment Weekly #1 USA Today #1 Wall Street Journal James Patterson is America's most beloved thriller writer. He presents his most outrageous-and surprising-novel yet.