October 7

October 7th is the 280th day of the Gregorian Calendar ( 281st in leap years), thus still 85 days remain until the end of the year.

  • 2.1 Before the 19th century
  • 2.2 19th century
  • 2.3 20th century 2.3.1 1901-1950
  • 2.3.2 1951-2000
  • 3.1 Before the 20th century
  • 3.2 20th century
  • 3.3 21st century


Politics and World Affairs


Science and Technology




  • 0336: The Death of the Bishop of Rome Marcus leads to a four-month Sedisvakanz on the Chair of Peter.
  • 1317: With the Papal bull exigit Quorundam admonished by Pope John XXII. the friars, warns of a recent dispute poverty and calls for obedience. With this bull the general end of spirituality is introduced for the Franciscan order.
  • 1518: Martin Luther arrives in Augsburg, to the papal envoy Thomas Cajetan to answer questions.


Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.


  • 2000: In London's Wembley Stadium the last football game takes place outside the stadium demolition. With Dietmar Hamann at the German 1-0 win over England, the number of all goal scorers ends in the old stadium.
  • 2006: the style similar to the Commonwealth Games Games of the Portuguese-speaking countries for the first time will be held in Macau. At the eight-day event will bring 700 athletes from 11 countries participate.

Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.


Before the 19th century

19th century

20th century




Before the 20th century

  • 0981: Ohtrich, German theologian and philosopher
  • 1242: Juntoku, Japanese Emperor
  • 1382: John of Vienne, Bishop of Basel and Metz, Archbishop of Besançon
  • 1612: Menso Alting, preacher and theologian of the Reformation period
  • 1660: Paul Scarron, French writer
  • 1704: Cyriac Günther, hymn writer
  • 1728: Jean -Baptiste Volumier, Flemish violin virtuoso and composer
  • 1787: Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, pastor German
  • 1792: George Mason, American politician (Constitutional father)
  • 1824: Frederick Charles Hull, German literary scholar and orator, theologian and philologist
  • 1832: Heinrich Friedrich Pfannkuche, German Protestant theologian and philologist
  • 1847: Alexandre Brongniart, French chemist and mineralogist, geologist and zoologist

20th century

21st Century

  • 2001: Christopher Adams, British wrestler and judoka
  • 2003: Arthur Victor Berger, American composer, music teacher and critic
  • 2003: Eleanor Lambert, American fashion journalist
  • 2006: Fernando Gasparian, Armenian- Brazilian industrialist and publisher
  • 2006: Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist
  • 2007: Norick Abe, Japanese motorcycle racer
  • 2008: George Emil Palade, Romanian cell biologist and Nobel Prize laureate
  • 2009: Irving Penn, American photographer
  • 2009: Shelby Singleton, American music producer
  • 2011: Ramiz Alia, Albanian politicians
  • 2012: Klaus Rich Rath, German architect, urban planner and professor
  • 2013: Patrice Chéreau, French director
  • 2013: Ovadja Joseph, Israeli rabbi

Holidays and observances

  • Religious observances Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, German evangeliser in North America ( Protestant)
  • Saint Justina of Padua Roman virgin, martyr and patron saint ( Catholic)
  • Feast of the Rosary ( Catholic)
  • Name Days Justine, Markus
  • Former Holidays DDR: Republic Day (up to 1989)

More entries contains the list of commemorative and action days.

  • Day
  • Day in October

Pictures of October 7