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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 959Edgar the Peaceable becomes king of all England.
- 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.
- 1890Yosemite National Park is established by the U.S. Congress.
- 1891In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors.
- 1908Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825.
- 1943World War II: Naples falls to Allied soldiers.
- 1946Nazi leaders are sentenced at Nuremberg Trials.
- 1966West 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.
- 1982EPCOT Center opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
- 1994Palau gains independence from the United Nations (trusteeship administered by the United States of America).
Who were born on October 1?
- 1685Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1740)
- 1913Harry Lookofsky, American jazz violinist (d. 1998)
- 1914Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and Librarian of Congress (d. 2004)
- 1928George Peppard, American actor (d. 1994)
- 1928Zhu Rongji, Chinese politician
- 1929Grady Chapman, doo wop singer
- 1939George Archer, American golfer (d. 2005)
- 1942Jean-Pierre Jabouille, French race car driver
- 1946Dave Holland, British jazz bassist, composer and bandleader
- 1959Mark Aizlewood, Welsh footballer
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