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October 7th

October 7th is the 280th day of the year (281st day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 85 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about October 7th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on October 7th

1885 Niels Bohr (physicist)

Niels Bohr

1897 Elijah Muhammad (US black muslim leader)

1900 Heinrich Himmler (Nazi)

1931 Bishop Desmond Tutu (Anglican churchman, anti-apartheid campaigner)

1939 John Hopcroft (computer scientist)

1943 Oliver North (US marine, politician)

Oliver North

1945 Kevin Godley (singer - 10CC, Godley & Creme)

1949 David Hope (bass player - Kansas)

1951 John Cougar Mellencamp (singer)

1952 Vladimir Putin (Russian President 2000-2008, Prime Minister 1999-2000, 2008-)

Vladimir Putin

1953 Tico Torres (drummer - Bon Jovi)

1957 Jayne Torvill (ice dancer)

1959 Simon Cowell (record executive, TV personality)

1964 Sam Brown (singer-songwriter)

1967 Toni Braxton (singer-songwriter, producer, actress)

1968 Toni Braxton (singer)

1969 Maria Whittaker (model)

1976 Rachel McAdams (actress)

1978 Alesha Dixon (singer-songwriter, dancer)

October 7th in History

1571 The Holy League (Italy and Spain) destroy the Turkish fleet at the Battle of Lepanto.

1769 English explorer Captain Cook is the first European to sight New Zealand.

1879 Germany and Austria-Hungary form the Dual Alliance.

1886 Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba.

1928 Haile Selassie crowned King (not yet Emperor) of Ethiopia.

Haile Selassie

1933 Air France created from the merger of five French airlines.

1949 German Democratic Republic (East Germany) created.

1959 Soviet space probe, Luna 3, transmits the first pictures of the far side of the moon.

1985 The cruise ship Achille Lauro is hijacked by the PLO.

1996 Fox News Channel begins broadcasting.

October 7th is also

Composer Day (Brazil)


People born on October 7th are Libra


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