October 1: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 1

October 1st celebrates CD Player Day and Homemade Cookie Day.

We’ve reached the 274th day of the year. There are 91 days left until the end of the year.

For those of you who were born on this day, your star sign is Libra.

Today may be a special day for you, or maybe you just want to know more about all the interesting historical things that happened on this day. Well you’ve come to the right place!

Did you know that on this day in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort officially opened in Florida? Walt Disney himself had chosen the location during a survey of the area.

Keep reading for more facts about October 1st in history!

What Happened On October 1 In History?


Bernie Sanders suffered a heart attack.

Source Politico

O. J. Simpson was released from prison.

O. J. Simpson was an NFL player and was sentenced for 33 years for armed robbery and kidnap.

Mass murderer, Stephen Paddock, shot dead 59 people and injured 869 while firing at 22,000 concertgoers in Las Vegas, Nevada, US.

Afterwards Paddock returned to his hotel room where he shot himself.

A large explosion above the Pacific Ocean turned out to be a meteorite.

It was originally thought to be a nuclear event, however analysis concluded that the exploding object had been a stony, 100-ton asteroid.
Source NY Times

Walt Disney World Resort officially opened in Florida.

OTD in 1971: Walt Disney World Resort officially opened in Florida.
The star guest of the grand opening was William, Windsor Junior.

Night of the Living Dead was released in US cinemas.


American rock band, The Beach Boys, released their first album “Surfin’ Safari.”


Nigeria, Africa gained its independence from British rule.

OTD in 1960: Nigeria
This day is now celebrated every year as Nigeria's Independence Day.

Supreme Court ruled bans on interracial marriage unconstitutional.


The first volume of “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott was published in the US.

Did you know that on this day, October 1st 1971, Walt Disney World Resort officially opened in Florida?