October 1: Day of the Week
October 1, 2022 is the 274th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 91 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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.
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October 1 Historical Event(s)
- 1189Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre.
- 1800Spain cedes Louisiana to France via the Treaty of San Ildefonso.
- 1829South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; it will later separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
- 1880John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Band.
- 1887Balochistan is conquered by the British Empire.
- 1890Yosemite National Park is established by the U.S. Congress.
- 1903Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
- 1928The Soviet Union introduces its First Five-Year Plan.
- 1971Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.
- 1985The Israeli air force bombs PLO Headquarters in Tunis.
Who were born on October 1?
- 1791Sergei Aksakov, Russian writer (d. 1859)
- 1885Louis Untermeyer, American author (d. 1977)
- 1913Hélio Gracie, Brazilian martial artist (d. 2009)
- 1929Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby league identity
- 1942Robert Lelièvre, French singer, songwriter and guitar player
- 1969Marcus Stephen, Nauruan politician
- 1978Nicole Atkins, American singer-songwriter
- 1979Rudi Johnson, American football player
- 1981Johnny Oduya, Swedish ice hockey player
- 1985Tim Deasy, English footballer
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