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Sunday October 1, 2023

October 1: Day of the Week

October 1, 2023 is the 274th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 91 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

October 2023

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

October 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 1553
    Coronation of Queen Mary I of England
  • 1811
    The first steamboat to sail the Mississippi River arrives in New Orléans, Louisiana.
  • 1854
    The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American system of watch manufacturing.
  • 1946
    Nazi leaders are sentenced at Nuremberg Trials.
  • 1962
    First broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
  • 1964
    Japanese Shinkansen (“bullet trains”) begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.
  • 1964
    The Free Speech Movement is launched on the campus of University of California, Berkeley.
  • 1966
    West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatalities and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
  • 1971
    Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.
  • 2009
    The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords.

Who were born on October 1?

  • 1907
    Ödön Pártos, Hungarian-born Israeli violist and composer (d. 1977)
  • 1920
    Walter Matthau, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1955
    Howard Hewett, American singer
  • 1959
    Mark Aizlewood, Welsh footballer
  • 1967
    Mike Pringle, American football player
  • 1968
    Jon Guenther, American author
  • 1968
    Rob Collard, British racing driver
  • 1978
    Leticia Cline, American model and TV personality
  • 1982
    Sandra Oxenryd, Swedish singer
  • 1986
    Sayaka, Japanese singer

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