15 October 2023
7.30pm (AEDT) – Netball – Constellation Cup – Australia v New Zealand – Brisbane
8.45pm (AEDT) – Kathleen Folbigg interviewed on Channel 7’s Spotlight
Polish parliamentary election
Start of National Carers Week (until 21 October)
Breast Health Day
World Students’ Day
South by Southwest (SXSW) begins – Sydney (until 22 October)
• the birthdays of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), PG Wodehouse (1881) and Michel Foucault (1926)
• the first ballet performance, Ballet Comique de la Reine, in Paris (1581)
• the execution of Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari for spying for Germany during WWI (1917)
• the premiere of I Love Lucy (1951)
• the publication of EB White’s Charlotte’s Web (1952)
• the ‘Balloon Boy’ fake news story (2009)
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