October 1: Day of the Week
October 1, 2019 was the 274th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 91 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1791First session of the French Legislative Assembly.
- 1811The first steamboat to sail the Mississippi River arrives in New Orléans, Louisiana.
- 1854The 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.
- 1898The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
- 1936Francisco Franco is named head of the Nationalist government of Spain.
- 1937The Japanese city Handa is founded in Aichi Prefecture.
- 1949The People’s Republic of China is established and declared by Mao Zedong.
- 1965General Suharto rises to power after a coup that alleged to the Communist Party of Indonesia. In response, Suharto and his army massacre over a million Indonesians suspected of being communists. The killings of 7 army officers happened in the early hours of 1 October 1965.
- 1978The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.
- 1982EPCOT Center opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
Who were born on October 1?
- 1620Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Dutch painter (d. 1683)
- 1760William Thomas Beckford, English writer and politician (d. 1844)
- 1865Paul Dukas, French composer (d. 1935)
- 1890Stanley Holloway, British actor (d. 1982)
- 1930Frank Gardner, Australian racing driver (d. 2009)
- 1947Adriano Tilgher, Italian politician
- 1961Corrie van Zyl, South African cricketer
- 1966Cuco Ziganda, Spanish footballer
- 1966George Weah, Liberian politician and footballer
- 1978Nicole Atkins, American singer-songwriter
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