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 Citigroup and UBS announce writedowns of US$9.3 billion of debt due to the credit crisis.
  • 02 Oct 2007 President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.
  • 03 Oct 2007 Hundreds of witnesses report seeing a flaming ball cross the skies of Minnesota, accompanied by a sonic boom, and a rain of debris.
  • 04 Oct 2007 United States Republican Party Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico announces that he will retire at the end of his current term due to a degenerative brain disease. (AP via Google News)
  • 05 Oct 2007 Merrill Lynch announces it would write off about US$5 billion in investments for the quarter, its largest trading loss ever.
  • 06 Oct 2007 A collision between a train and a bus kills at least 28 people and injures over 70 in Cuba's eastern Granma province. (CNN via AP)
  • 07 Oct 2007 War in Afghanistan: Sixteen militants fighting under wanted Uzbek warlord Tahir Yuldash are killed in eastern Afghanistan. (AP via Google)
  • 08 Oct 2007 U.S. athlete Marion Jones returns the five medals she won at the Sydney Olympics and accepts a two-year ban from the sport after admitting to her use of a prohibited substance. (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • 09 Oct 2007 SAB Miller and Molson Coors announce a joint venture, MillerCoors, to better compete with Anheuser-Busch in the US market.
  • 10 Oct 2007 The Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives passes a resolution calling the Ottoman empire's slaughter of Armenians in 1915-23 genocide.
  • 11 Oct 2007 The Prime Minister of Australia John Howard proposes a constitutional referendum recognising indigenous Australians in the Australian constitution, if he is reelected. (BBC)
  • 12 Oct 2007 Oracle announces a hostile bid of US$6.7 billion for BEA company.
  • 13 Oct 2007 At least nine people die and 8 people go missing as a result of torrential rain in and around Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. (AFP)
  • 14 Oct 2007 Al-habileen/lahij: Four citizens are killed on the 44th anniversary of the revolution against British colonial rule in South Yemen.
  • 15 Oct 2007 Fox Television Stations Group launches a new business television cable channel in the USA.
  • 16 Oct 2007 Irish writer Anne Enright wins the 2007 Man Booker Prize for her novel ''The Gathering''. (BBC News)
  • 17 Oct 2007 French public transport workers hold a 24-hour strike protesting at changes to pensions. (BBC via ABC News Australia)
  • 18 Oct 2007 Karachi bombings: A suicide attack on a motorcade carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto kills 139 and wounds 450 more. Bhutto herself is not injured.
  • 19 Oct 2007 Philippines. A bomb explosion rocked Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati. The blast killed 11 and injured more than 100 people.
  • 20 Oct 2007 Jungle (open) primary election are held for governor and the legislature of the U.S. state of Louisiana.
  • 21 Oct 2007 Tokelauan ex-pats in Samoa go to the polls for the Tokelauan self-determination referendum. (Radio New Zealand)
  • 22 Oct 2007 Mexico and the USA agree on a plan for the US to pay US$1.4 billion in aid over three years for Mexico to fight drug traffickers.
  • 23 Oct 2007 The Space Shuttle Discovery is successfully launched on mission STS-120.
  • 24 Oct 2007 Merrill Lynch publishes its third quarter financial results, including a US$8.4 billion write-down resulting from bad mortgage loans. This is the company's first quarterly loss in six years.
  • 25 Oct 2007 Supporters of a U.S. congressional resolution condemning the Armenian genocide drop calls for a vote. (CNN)
  • 26 Oct 2007 An explosion shakes the Mexican consulate in New York City. The explosion was caused by two thrown hand grenades aided by additional explosive material. 7 injuries were reported, with several windows blown out and debris entering the building. (WCBS)
  • 27 Oct 2007 War in Afghanistan:
  • 28 Oct 2007 The Boston Red Sox win the 2007 World Series in a four-game sweep against the Colorado Rockies.
  • 29 Oct 2007 The strain of HIV most common in the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia and much of South America is traced back to Haiti in 1969. (BBC)
  • 30 Oct 2007 An International Space Station solar wing relocated by the crew of STS-120 is torn during deployment. (spaceflightnow.com)
  • 31 Oct 2007 The United States Federal Reserve reduces short-term interest rates to 4.5 per cent, the second cut in three months. (NYT)

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Jab We Met

Jab We Met

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Imtiaz Ali

Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Tarun Arora, Dara Singh

American Gangster

American Gangster

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

Country: United States of America

No Smoking

No Smoking

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Anurag Kashyap

Starring: John Abraham, Ayesha Takia, Paresh Rawal, Ranvir Shorey

Bal Ganesh

Bal Ganesh

Release year: 2007


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Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld

Deceptively Delicious


It has become common knowledge that childhood obesity rates are increasing every year. But the rates continue to rise. And between busy work schedules and the inconvenient truth that kids simply refuse to eat vegetables and other healthy foods, how …

Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas

Mine Till Midnight


When an unexpected inheritance elevates her family to the ranks of the aristocracy, Amelia Hathaway discovers that tending to her younger sisters and wayward brother was easy compared to navigating the

Dead Heat by Dick Francis and Felix Francis

Dead Heat


On the heels of Under Orders, ?Francis once again proves himself a master. Wow.? (BOOKLIST)Max Moreton is a rising culinary star?until

The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan

The Age of Turbulence


The Age Of Turbulence is Alan Greenspan’s incomparable reckoning with the contemporary financial world, channeled through his own experiences working in the command room of the global economy longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure.

Bones To Ashes by Kathy Reichs

Bones To Ashes


Temperance Brennan, like her creator Kathy Reichs, is a brilliant, sexy forensic anthropologist called on to solve the toughest cases. But for Tempe, the discovery of a young girl's skeleton in