John Lennon has been immortalised on a limited edition coin by the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom, after being named as the winner of a public vote.
Yoko Ono has unveiled a blue plaque outside the London flat she shared with her then-boyfriend John Lennon in 1968.
On 18 October 2010 (19 October in North America) remastered editions of The Beatles' compilations 1962-1966 (Red Album) and 1967-1970 (Blue Album) were reissued. On the same days a new box set, Collaborations by Ravi Shankar and George Harrison, was also released.
A photograph of John Lennon is being projected onto Albert Dock in Liverpool to mark the start of the John Lennon Tribute Season.
The 70th anniversary of John Lennon's birth is being celebrated with a range of events around the world. Below are some of the main events taking place.
Yoko Ono has asked users of the microblogging service Twitter to tweet a million birthday wishes for John Lennon today, the 70th anniversary of his birthday.
Ringo Starr has released a brief video tribute to John Lennon, ahead of the 70th anniversary of his former bandmate's birth.
Google has marked the 70th anniversary of John Lennon's birth by publishing their first animated Google Doodle.
John Lennon's application for United States residence was seized by the FBI this week from a New York memorabilia dealer.
Remastered versions of John Lennon's solo back catalogue have been released to coincide with the 70th anniversary of his birth.
On Friday 1 October 2010, John Lennon's first group, The Quarrymen, performed a version of The Beatles' song In My Life in tribute to him at the Hollywood Bowl in California.