October 2009 calendar

October 2009

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 2009.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on October 2009: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2009?


  • 01 Oct 2009 The House of Lords is overthrown by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
  • 02 Oct 2009 After Slovenia lifted its 10-month-old embargo, Croatia resumes talks to join the European Union.
  • 03 Oct 2009 Treaty of Lisbon
  • 04 Oct 2009 Shoichi Nakagawa (ex-Japan Finance Minister) has been found dead in Tokyo after he resigned due to apparent drunken behavior at the 2009 G7 meeting.
  • 05 Oct 2009 For bloggers, the United States Federal Trade Commission has regulations.
  • 06 Oct 2009 A "industry-wide scheme of phishing" has been launched against sites like Yahoo!, Hotmail, and Google. AOL and Google, where passwords are posted online and there are more than a quarter million accounts at risk.
  • 07 Oct 2009 Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Thomas A. Steitz won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their studies on the structure and function the ribosome.
  • 08 Oct 2009 Herta Müller, a Romanian-German novelist, is awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. "With the concentration of poetry, and the honesty of prose she depicts the landscapes of the dispossessed", She is the 12th female winner of the Literature Prize and the 4th female Nobel Laureate in 2009. 2009 was a record year for female achievement.
  • 09 Oct 2009 NASA's Lunar Precursor Robic Program: First lunar impact of Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts.
  • 10 Oct 2009 After closing their borders for nearly two hundred years, Turkey and Armenia sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland, to open their borders.
  • 11 Oct 2009 Luis Armando Pena Soltren is a suspect in the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 281, which took place in 1968. He was captured after 40 years.
  • 12 Oct 2009 The 60th International Astronautical Congress opens at Daejeon in South Korea with around 3,000 space professionals from more than 70 nations.
  • 13 Oct 2009 The 200 million US$ planned rebuilding and expansion Stockholm's central library, designed by Gunnar Asplund is canceled.
  • 14 Oct 2009 Honduran negotiators reach an agreement to restore President Manuel Zelaya in office in order to end the political crisis.
  • 15 Oct 2009 Treaty of Lisbon
  • 16 Oct 2009 Botswana's voters participate in a general election.
  • 17 Oct 2009 Czech President Vaclav Klaus likens the Treaty of Lisbon as an unstoppable speeding train that he is being forced into signing.
  • 18 Oct 2009 Yemen claims that 18 Shia rebels were killed in fighting in the northern part of the country.
  • 19 Oct 2009 Charles Wesley Mumbere is crowned as the king of Bakonjos in the Rwenzururu region of Uganda.
  • 20 Oct 2009 European astronomers discover 32 exoplanets.
  • 21 Oct 2009 After defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-4, the Philadelphia Phillies won the 2009 National League Championship Series 4 to 1.
  • 22 Oct 2009 Sweden's Lutheran Church is the first major church to allow same-sex marriages.
  • 23 Oct 2009 More than 200 African Roman Catholic bishops release a 12-page document calling for the resignation of corrupt leaders on the continent and urging them to repent.
  • 24 Oct 2009 After three small Florida banks were closed by US federal regulators, the number of bank failures in America this year is more than 100. This year, more US banks have failed than any other year since 1992.
  • 25 Oct 2009 After suffering a heart attack at the age of 67, Jeffry Picower, an American billionaire philanthropist and friend to Bernie Madoff, drowned in his Florida pool. Picower was sued by the Madoff fraud trustee for US$7.2 billion.
  • 26 Oct 2009 Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, President of Tunisia, wins 90% of the votes. This is his fifth term as president and a new five year mandate in the country’s general election.
  • 27 Oct 2009 The Australian government has released a report warning that climate change and global warming are threatening the country's coastal lifestyle. There is even the possibility of banning coastal homes.
  • 28 Oct 2009 NASA launches a prototype Ares I-X rocket out of Florida in order to test technology that will be used to develop a future manned rocket. This launcher, valued at US$450 million, is the first NASA built in over 30 years.
  • 29 Oct 2009 The Haitian Senate votes in favor of removing Prime Minister Michele Pierre-Louis.
  • 30 Oct 2009 Nine failed banks are seized by the American Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which includes California National Bank in Los Angeles, which is the fourth-largest U.S. Bank failure of this year.
  • 31 Oct 2009 Mahamadou Issoufou, the opposition leader in Niger, returns to face money laundering charges.
  • 01 Oct 2009 The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords.
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  1. - I Gotta Feelingyoutube
  2. - Down
  3. - 3youtube
  4. - Run This Town
  5. - Party In The U.S.A.


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 2009?

The Professional by Robert B. Parker

The Professional


One secret is shared by the wives of Boston's richest men: They all had an affair, and Spenser was hired to stop him.

End The Fed by Ron Paul

End The Fed


It is dangerous, ineffective and ultimately futile to engage in serious economic discussion in the post-meltdown environment without challenging the Federal Reserve's role.

Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber

Death Troopers


The only hope for the Imperial prison barge Purge, temporary home to five hundred of galaxy's most vicious killers, rebels and scoundrels--is that it will collapse in a faraway part of space.

The Associate by John Grisham

The Associate


Kyle McAvoy is a brilliant lawyer. He is charming, friendly and has a bright future. However, he also harbors a dark secret which could endanger his career, and even his life.

The Eleventh Victim by Nancy Grace

The Eleventh Victim


"Seconds passed; minutes. Now she could hear movement in the waiting area she just left...it was the metal magazine shelf she was certain that had crashed to the tile.