This article deals with daily news and events in October 2021. An overview of articles on thematic "long-running hits" and on longer-lasting events can be found on the page on current events.
Friday, October 1st, 2021
Berlin / Germany: Awarding of the German Film Prize
Dubai / United Arab Emirates: start of the Expo (until April 3, 2022)
Cologne / Germany: Awarding of the German Comedy Prize 2021
Erkelenz / Germany: 21 climate protection activists from the group "Counterattack - for the good life" occupy an excavator and two spreader in the Garzweiler II open-cast lignite mine. At the same time, opponents of lignite are protesting against the demolition of the village of Lützerath with a symbolic sit-in.
Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
Aachen / Germany: The Romanian President Klaus Johannis is honored with the Charlemagne Prize.
Biel / Switzerland: Thierry Burkart is elected as the new president of the FDP party, the Liberals.
Georgia: local elections
Sunday, October 3rd, 2021
Cluj-Napoca / Romania: Last day of the European Table Tennis Championships
Italy: Local elections (first ballot: October 3rd and 4th, possibly required runoff elections: October 17th and 18th)
Münster / Germany: At the Münsterland GIRO, professional cyclist André Greipel ends his active career.
Vienna / Austria: Maja Haderlap is awarded the Christine Lavant Prize at the RadioKulturhaus.
Zurich / Switzerland: The Zurich Film Festival is coming to an end.
Monday, October 4th, 2021
Tokyo / Japan: Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his cabinet resign, clearing the way for Fumio Kishida to be elected as new Prime Minister by parliament on the same day.
Stockholm / Sweden: This year's Nobel Prize laureate for Physiology or Medicine goes to the American David Julius and the Lebanese-born Ardem Patapoutian.
Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
Frankfurt am Main / Germany: Wolf Biermann is awarded the OVID Prize in the German National Library.
Redmond / United States: Microsoft releases Windows 11.
Stockholm / Sweden: Half of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics goes to the Japanese Syukuro Manabe and the German Klaus Hasselmann, the other half to the Italian Giorgio Parisi.
Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
Lima / Peru: Guido Bellido resigns from the office of Prime Minister, Mirtha Vásquez is sworn in as his successor on the same day.
Stockholm / Sweden: Benjamin List and David MacMillan are awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis”.
Vienna / Austria: The survey affair becomes known
Thursday, October 7th, 2021
Stockholm / Sweden: This year's Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to the Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, who lives in the United Kingdom.Warsaw / Poland: The Constitutional Court ruled that some provisions of the EU treaties and court rulings of the ECJ, with which the EU Commission has a say justified in questions of the rule of law, would be in contradiction to the Polish Constitution.
Friday, October 8th, 2021
Prague / Czech Republic: start of parliamentary elections (until October 9th)
Oslo / Norway: This year's Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the two journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitri Muratow.
Chanabad / Afghanistan: In a suicide attack on the Shiite Gozar-e-Sayed-Abad mosque during Friday prayers, around 100 people died and around the same number were injured. The organization Islamic State Khorasan is committed to the attack.
Saturday, October 9th, 2021
Beirut / Lebanon: After the two largest power plants shut down due to a lack of fuel on Friday and Saturday, the S