October 2017 calendar

October 2017

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 2017.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on October 2017: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2017?


  • 01 Oct 2017 Yemeni Crisis (2011-present: Houthi forces claim that they have taken down an American MQ-9 Reaper drone above the Yemeni capital Sana'a. Saba News Agency footage appears to show people gathered around the aircraft's wreckage.
  • 02 Oct 2017 Due to a bomb threat, the Luxor Hotel has been placed under lockdown
  • 03 Oct 2017 ISIL releases video footage showing two alleged Russian soldiers captured in the Syrian Civil War. Russia, however, denies these claims.
  • 04 Oct 2017 Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: Hawija offensive 2017: The Iraqi Army, allied paramilitary fighters, and the Iraqi Army storm the ISIL-held Hawija in Kirkuk Governorate. Hawija remains one of the few remaining strongholds of ISIL in Iraq.
  • 05 Oct 2017 Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: Hawija offensive 2017: The Iraqi Army retakes Hawija, Kirkuk Governorate, from ISIL. As Iraqi troops carry out anti-ISIL operations within the Hawija District, fighting continues to the east and north of the city.
  • 06 Oct 2017 According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights), at least 14 civilians were killed by Russian airstrikes as they crossed the Euphrates River near Mayadin, an ISIL-held area in eastern Syria, while fleeing Mahkan.
  • 07 Oct 2017 Two Saudi nationals were killed and three more injured when a gunman opened fire on the Al-Salam Royal Palace, Jeddah. Security guards shot and killed the gunman. (Arab News),
  • 08 Oct 2017 Rohingya persecution (2016-present). A refugee boat on its way to Bangladesh from Myanmar capssizes, leading to at least 12 deaths.
  • 09 Oct 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences: The Nobel Prize Committee awards American Richard Thaler, the Sveriges Rinksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memoriam Alfred Nobel, "for his contributions in behavioral economics." His research focuses on the psychology and conflict between what we plan to do for the financial future and what we plan to do for the present. (Nobel Prize.org),
  • 10 Oct 2017 2017 North Korea crisis: A South Korean lawmaker asserts that North Korean hackers stole classified military records detailing joint operations between South Korean and United States forces in case of war with North Korea in 2016.
  • 11 Oct 2017 Syrian Civil War: Three suicide bombers attacked a police command centre in Damascus killing two and injuring six more. The Sun reports that Sally Jones, a British-born recruiter for ISIL, was killed in a drone strike by the United States in June. She was fleeing Raqqa, Syria with her 12-year old son.
  • 12 Oct 2017 In the Kurram Valley, Pakistani forces rescue Joshua Boyle, an American citizen, and their family from North-West Pakistani war. The Taliban had kidnapped the family in Afghanistan's Wardak Province five years ago. (Global News),
  • 13 Oct 2017 Human rights in the Philippines: A group representing civil society organizations in the Philippines demanded that Apple Inc. delete from its App Store all games it claimed violated the guidelines of the tech company and promoted violence and murders which are commonplace in the Philippine Drug War.
  • 14 Oct 2017 14 October 2017, Mogadishu bombings. At least 276 people were killed in the explosion of an explosive-laden lorry outside a Mogadishu hotel. This is the worst terrorist attack in Somalia’s history.
  • 15 Oct 2017 2017 Iraqi-Kurdish Conflict: Battle of Kirkuk (2017): Iraqi troops advance on Kurdish-held territory surrounding the city of Kirkuk. In the vicinity of cities, there have been reports of clashes.
  • 16 Oct 2017 War in Somalia: 14 Oct 2017 Mogadishu bombings - Somalis march to protest the presence of al Shabaab, who is believed to have been responsible for the recent bombing attack. (BBC).Battle of Kirkuk 2017: Iraqi government forces have seized key infrastructures outside of the disputed city of Kirkuk, which was held by Kurdish fighters. (BBC) The government of Iraq continues to push against Kurdish forces, as concerns over oil supplies from Iraq have pushed crude oil prices higher.
  • 17 Oct 2017 Syrian Civil War: Battle of Raqqa - The Syrian Democratic Forces announce that the battle for ISIL’s de facto capital is over.
  • 18 Oct 2017 Syrian Civil War: Major General Issam Zahreddine of the Syrian Republican Guard, who is known for leading battles against rebels in Aleppo and Homs, was killed by a Deir ez-Zor landmine, according to Syrian media.
  • 19 Oct 2017 War in Afghanistan: A Taliban attack on an Army Base in Kandahar Province has claimed the lives of at least 43 Afghan soldiers. The attack also claimed the lives of around 10 Taliban fighters.
  • 20 Oct 2017 Syrian Civil War: Battle of Raqa (2017): The Syrian Democratic Forces announce "total liberation of Raqa", previously ISIL's capital.
  • 21 Oct 2017 War in Somalia: 14 Oct 2017 Mogadishu bombings. Somalia's worst terror attack has now claimed 358 lives, making it the fifth most deadly terror attack in history.
  • 22 Oct 2017 Boko Haram insurgency. A suicide bomber injures five more people in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Police say that 13 civilians were also injured in separate attacks.
  • 23 Oct 2017 Battle of Marawi: After 5 months of fighting, the Philippines Armed Forces announces an end of military operations in Marawi's southern region.
  • 24 Oct 2017 Germany's terror: German police raid suspected Islamist militants to find weapons and ammunition.
  • 25 Oct 2017 Congressional Gold Medal: This medal is given to Filipino American veterans who served in World War II, more than 70 years after its end.
  • 26 Oct 2017 Russian interference in 2016 US elections: Twitter bans ads from Russian news agencies RT or Sputnik. This is based on U.S intelligence's conclusion, that both tried to interfere with 2016 U.S. presidential elections on behalf of Russia.
  • 27 Oct 2017 Kazakh alphabets: President Nursultan Nazarbayev, of Kazakhstan, announces that the Kazakh language would use a Latin script instead of the Cyrillic script.
  • 28 Oct 2017 28 October 2017 Mogadishu bombings. Two car bombs explode near Mogadishu's national theater, killing at least 25 people. This attack comes two weeks after hundreds were killed in a similar attack. Islamist group Al-Shabaab claims responsibility.
  • 29 Oct 2017 Northern Rakhine State Clashes: More than 2000 people marched in Yangon to support the military and ask it to protect the country's sovereignty, national security, and stop illegal invaders (referring specifically to the Rohingya).
  • 30 Oct 2017 Gaza-Israel conflict: Seven Hamas militants are killed when an IDF destroys a tunnel that was partially completed from Gaza Strip's border. It crossed into Israeli territory. Many more were killed in rescue operations.
  • 31 Oct 2017 2017 Lower Manhattan Attack: Eight people are killed, and at least eleven others are injured when a man driving a rented pickup truck down a bike path on the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan. Police arrest Sayfullo Saipov (29-year-old Uzbekistani immigrant) and shoot him. This incident is being treated as terroristic by police.
  • 01 Oct 2017 An independence referendum, later declared illegal by the Constitutional Court of Spain, takes place in Catalonia.
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  1. - Look What You Made Me Do
  2. - Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)
  3. - Rockstar
  4. - 1-800-273-8255
  5. - Mi Gente


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 2017?

Killing England by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

Killing England


The Revolutionary War, as it never was before.

Sugar Pine Trail by RaeAnne Thayne

Sugar Pine Trail


"I have been following RaeAnne Thayne since a while now and have seen her readership grow with each book. She is a rising star within the romance world.

Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines

Capital Gaines


The first step is the most important.

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

What Happened


"In the past, for reasons that I try to explain to you, I have felt like I had to be cautious in public. It was almost as if I was on a wire with no net.

Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery

Second Chance Girl


The second installment of the Happily Inc. series is from Susan Mallery, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling writer. Mathias Mitchell is a gentle man with a big smile, but he has a lot of hurt.