October 2010 calendar

October 2010

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 2010.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on October 2010: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2010?


  • 01 Oct 2010 Rahm Emanuel is resigning as Chief of Staff for the United States.
  • 02 Oct 2010 An explosion killed a British soldier on patrol in Nahr-e Saraj District, Helmand Province in Afghanistan.
  • 03 Oct 2010 25 Taliban militants were killed by security forces in Nad Ali, a district of southern Helmand Province.
  • 04 Oct 2010 3 people were killed in Pibor county, Jonglei state of Sudan.
  • 05 Oct 2010 Afghan militant attacks kill four civilians and injure six others in Rusht Rod, southwestern Farah province.
  • 06 Oct 2010 Roy Halladay pitched the Cincinnati Reds' second no-hitter during Game 1 in the NLDS.
  • 07 Oct 2010 Six gangsters were killed and one soldier was hurt when an army patrol clashed in northeastern Mexico with suspected gang members.
  • 08 Oct 2010 After a collapse of Xinjiang's colliery, four miners were killed and one was seriously hurt. A pit belonging to Xinjiang Shenhua Tiandian Mining was destroyed by the earthquake in Hutubi County, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture.
  • 09 Oct 2010 Two other Taliban leaders and insurgents were killed during a fight with Nato forces in the Murghab district of western Badghis province.
  • 10 Oct 2010 The Netherlands Antilles have been disintegrated.
  • 11 Oct 2010 In broad daylight, a leader of the Telugu Desam is shot to death in Anantapur's Srikantam circle.
  • 12 Oct 2010 Two explosions take place in Aden in southern Yemen, killing one person and injuring many others. Al-Qaeda's wing in the country has also stated its intention to create a "new Army" to overthrow President.
  • 13 Oct 2010 Copiapo Mining Accident in Copiapo Chile, 2010. All 33 miners reach the surface after having survived a record-breaking 69 days underground while waiting for rescue.
  • 14 Oct 2010 Eight ISAF NATO soldiers were killed in multiple Afghan attacks, including four roadside bombings.
  • 15 Oct 2010 Margot Wallstrom, United Nations Envoy, says Congolese government soldiers may have committed rape or murder in the Democratic Republic of the Congo just weeks after rebel attacks.
  • 16 Oct 2010 Three explosions rocked Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, killing at least four and injuring two more.
  • 17 Oct 2010 As a result of violence in Karachi, at least 33 people have been killed and 50 more are injured as part of a by-election. (India Times),
  • 18 Oct 2010 Iraq War: In the midst of increasing uncertainty over the timing of WikiLeaks' next batch of classified documents, the U.S. military creates a 120-member team that searches its database for clues to prepare for the publication event.
  • 19 Oct 2010 Russian troops are forced to leave Perevi, a Georgian border settlement, and are replaced with a Georgian Army unit. Perevi, which is just outside South Ossetia was occupied since 2008.
  • 20 Oct 2010 After six days in captivity, Somali gunmen released a British security consultant to Save the Children.
  • 21 Oct 2010 At least seven people are killed in a bomb attack on a bus that was travelling on Mindanao, a southern Philippine island.
  • 22 Oct 2010 The International Space Station has been continuously inhabited for 3641 days, surpassing the record for longest continuous human occupancy of space.
  • 23 Oct 2010 Preparing for the Seoul summit finance ministers from the G-20 agree on reforming the International Monetary Fund.
  • 24 Oct 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.
  • 25 Oct 2010 A tsunami and earthquake that struck Sumatra, Indonesia's coast, kills more than 400 people, and leaves many others missing.
  • 26 Oct 2010 Permanent
  • 27 Oct 2010 Several people were injured during protests in Jammu and Kashmir to mark the anniversary of Indian forces' arrival in the region in 1947.
  • 28 Oct 2010 France says it will likely withdraw some troops from Afghanistan in 2011
  • 29 Oct 2010 George W. Bush's memoir reveals that he believed United Airlines Flight 93 was shot down in the attacks of September 11, 2001.
  • 30 Oct 2010 Unknown assailants opened firing in Rawalpindi's Civil Lines region of Pakistan, killing one person and wounding eight others.
  • 31 Oct 2010 Following the discovery of two explosive packages, the US, UK and France have banned all air freight from Yemen to their respective airports.
  • 06 Oct 2010 Instagram, a mainstream photo-sharing application, is founded.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in October 2010?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Just The Way You Are
  2. - Like A G6
  3. - Love The Way You Lie
  4. - Teenage Dreamyoutube
  5. - Only Girl (In The World)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 2010?

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 Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

The Grand Design


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER What is the purpose of our existence? What is reality's nature?

Empire Of The Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne

Empire Of The Summer Moon


Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is a historical account that vividly depicts the 40-year struggle between Comanche Indians, white settlers, and the American West.

Legacy by Danielle Steel



This is the first paperback edition!

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help


Aibileen, a black maid from 1962 Jackson, Mississippi is now unable to keep her bitterness in check. Minny, her friend, has never been able to keep her mouth shut. But now she must keep secrets about her employer which leave …