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Friday October 1, 2021

October 1: Day of the Week

October 1, 2021 is the 274th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 91 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

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

October 2021

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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.

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October 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 959
    Edgar the Peaceable becomes king of all England.
  • 1787
    Russians under Alexander Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
  • 1880
    John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Band.
  • 1890
    Yosemite National Park is established by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1898
    The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
  • 1905
    František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.
  • 1928
    The Soviet Union introduces its First Five-Year Plan.
  • 1939
    After a one-month Siege of Warsaw, hostile forces enter the city.
  • 1943
    World War II: Naples falls to Allied soldiers.
  • 1961
    East and West Cameroon merge to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.

Who were born on October 1?

  • 1913
    Hélio Gracie, Brazilian martial artist (d. 2009)
  • 1939
    Geoffrey Whitehead, English actor
  • 1940
    Marc Savoy, American musician and instrument builder of the Cajun Accordion
  • 1942
    Jean-Pierre Jabouille, French race car driver
  • 1948
    Cub Koda, American singer (Brownsville Station) (d. 2000)
  • 1952
    Jacques Martin, Canadian ice hockey coach and executive
  • 1965
    Ted King, American actor
  • 1982
    Aleksandar Đuričić, Serbian writer
  • 1982
    Haruna Babangida, Nigerian footballer
  • 1986
    Ricardo Vaz Tê, Portuguese footballer

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