The List: October

Posted by in Culture

1 October:
China – National Day 1949
Youssou N’Dour b. 1959
Cyprus – Independence Day 1960
Nigeria – Independence Day 1960, republic 63
Tuvalu – Independence Day 1975 and 78!?
Donald Fagen – The Nightfly released 1982
This Mortal Coil – It’ll End in Tears released 1984
U2 – The Unforgettable Fire released 1984
David Sylvian/Russell Mills – Ember Glance released 1991
David Sylvian/Robert Fripp – Damage released 1994
Exit North – Book of Romance & Dust released 2018

2 October:
Mike Rutherford b. 1950
Sting b. 1951
Phil Oakey b. 1955
Guinea – Independence Day 1958
The Police – Regatta de Blanc released 1979
The Police – Ghost in the Machine released 1981
Hale and Pace airs in the UK 1988
Radiohead – KID A released 2000

3 October:
Iraq – Independence Day 1932
ELO – Out of the Blue released 1977
The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta released 1980
Genesis released 1983
Germany – Unity Day 1990

4 October:
Lesotho – Independence Day 1966
Brian Transeau b. 1971
Hall and Oates – H2O released 1982

5 October:
Monty Python’s Flying Circus airs 1969
King Crimson – Red released 1974
Depeche Mode – Speak and Spell released 1981
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Left Handed Dream released 1981
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Esperanto released 1985
Brian Eno/John Cale – Wrong Way Up released 1990
David Sylvian – Approaching Silence released 1999

6 October:
A-ha – Scoundrel Days released 1986
A-ha – Summer Solstice released 2017
Bladerunner 2049 movie released 2017

7 October:
Clive James b. 1939
Harold Budd and Clive Wright – A Song for Lost Blossoms released 2008
The Way movie released in the US 2011

8 October:
Prince – Dirty Mind released 1980

9 October:
Peter Saville b. 1955
Uganda – Independence Day 1962
BT – IMA released 1995
Dubstar – Disgraceful released 1995
The Walk movie opens 2015

10 October:
Taiwan – National Day 1911
Fiji – Independence Day 1970
Icehouse released 1980
Tears for Fears – Raoul and the Kings of Spain released 1995

11 October:
Daryl Hall b. 1946
Steve Jansen/Richard Barbieri – Stories Across Borders released 1991
Duran Duran – Astronaut released 2004
Cock Robin – Songs From a Bell Tower released 2010

12 October:
Spain – Fiesta Nacional de España 1492
Equatorial Guinea – Independence Day 1968
Douglas Adams – The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy published 1979
Fleetwood Mac – Tusk released 1979
Brideshead Revisited TV airs 1981
Hall and Oates – Big Bam Boom released 1984
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – Rattlesnakes released 1984
INXS – KICK released 1987
The Esplanade (Theatre on the Bay) Singapore opened 2002

14 October:
INXS – Listen Like Thieves released 1985
Wang Chung – Mosaic released 1986
Duran Duran – Medazzaland released 1997

15 October:
Italo Calvino b. 1923

16 October:
Rainbow (kids tv show) airs 1972
Not the Nine O’Clock News airs 1979
Human League – Dare released 1981
The Blue Nile – Hats released 1989

17 October:
Depeche Mode – Playing the Angel released 2005
Nine Horses – Snow Borne Sorrow released 2005

18 October:
Duran Duran – Big Thing released 1988
Cocteau Twins – Four Calendar Cafe released 1993
Guggenheim Bilbao opens 1997
Michael Hutchence album released posthumously 1999
The Ring movie opens 2002

19 October:
Prince – released 1979
Brian Eno – Small Craft on a Milk Sea released 2010

20 October:
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Smoochy released 1995

21 October:
Guggenheim NY opens 1959
Jack Kerouac d. 1969
Simple Minds – Once Upon a Time released 1985
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Heartbeat released 1991
Pesky Bones released 2016

22 October:
Sideways movie opens in the US 2004
Steve Jansen – Slope released 2007

23 October:
Death on the Nile movie released in the UK 1978
Riverfront arts center, Newport Wales opens 2004

24 October:
Zambia – Independence Day 1964
Roxy Music – Siren released 1975
Quatermass TV airs 1979
Japan – Gentlemen Take Polaroids released 1980
OMD – Organisation released 1980
Hero movie opens in China 2002

25 October:
Natasha Khan b. 1979
Icehouse – Big Wheel released 1993
Joni Mitchell – Turbulent Indigo released 1994
Bryan Ferry – Olympia released 2010

26 October:
David Sylvian – Secrets of the Beehive released 1987
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – Mainstream released 1987
Hall and Oates – Our Kind of Soul released 2004

27 October:
Simon Le Bon b. 1958
Japan – Obscure Alternatives released 1978
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Independence Day 1979
Prince – 1999 released 1982
A-ha – East of the Sun, West of the Moon released 1990
Turkmenistan – Independence Day 1991
A Good Year movie opens 2006

28 October:
A-ha – Hunting High and Low released 1985

29 October:
Turkey – Republic Day (Cumhuriyet Bayramı) 1923
Toni Childs b. 1957

31 October:
Norman Lovett b. 1946
Zaha Hadid b. 1950
Bernard Edwards b. 1952
Simple Minds – Big Music released 2014