October was the tenth month of that common year. The month, which began on a 2001 Monday, ended on a Wednesday after 31 days.
This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from October 2001.
October 2, 2001 (Tuesday)
Aftermath of the September 11 attacks:
The official count of bodies found at the site of the World Trade Center is 363; 301 have been identified.
NATO's secretary general, Lord Robertson announces that the United States provided "clear and compelling proof" in oral briefings to NATO al-Qaeda's responsibility who affirm the invocation of the mutual defense clause of the organization's charter. 8 p.m. EDT:
, a tribute to Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music John Lennon that became a concert of prayer and healing for New York City to benefit the relief efforts, hosted by Kevin Spacey and featuring Dave Matthews, Moby, Stone Temple Pilots, Nelly Furtado, Shelby Lynne, Alanis Morissette, Cyndi Lauper, The Isley Brothers, Lou Reed, Marc Anthony, Natalie Merchant, Yolanda Adams, Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono, is held at Radio City Music Hall and simultaneously broadcast live on the TNT and WB networks. It had been scheduled before the attack to be taped September 20 and broadcast on October 9 to promote a non-violent world.
Swissair seeks for bankruptcy protection and grounds its entire fleet.
October 20, 2001 (Saturday)
The Concert for New York City: a celebration of the strength, resilience, and pride of New York and America" is held featuring performances by The Who, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Destiny's Child, Eric Clapton, Adam Sandler, Bon Jovi, Elton John and many more.
October 25, 2001 (Thursday)