October 1: Day of the Week
October 1, 2020 is the 275th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 91 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1795Belgium is conquered by France.
- 1880First electric lamp factory is opened by Thomas Edison.
- 1898The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
- 1920Sir Percy Cox lands in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.
- 1928The Soviet Union introduces its First Five-Year Plan.
- 1957First appearance of In God We Trust on U.S. paper currency.
- 1968The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
- 1978Tuvalu gains independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1982Helmut Kohl replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany through a Constructive Vote of No Confidence.
- 2009The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords.
Who were born on October 1?
- 1909Maurice Bardèche, French fascist (d. 1998)
- 1930Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani politician
- 1949Isaac Bonewits, American author (d. 2010)
- 1950Jeane Manson, American singer and actress
- 1970Alexei Zhamnov, Russian ice hockey player
- 1976Denis Gauthier, Canadian hockey player
- 1981Arnau Riera, Spanish footballer
- 1984Matt Cain, American baseball player
- 1985Nazimuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi cricketer
- 1986Justin Westhoff, Australian rules footballer
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