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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.

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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)

  • 1800
    Spain cedes Louisiana to France via the Treaty of San Ildefonso.
  • 1847
    German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.
  • 1854
    The 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.
  • 1880
    John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Band.
  • 1891
    In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors.
  • 1942
    First flight of the Bell XP-59 “Aircomet”.
  • 1961
    East and West Cameroon merge to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.
  • 1965
    General 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.
  • 1985
    The Israeli air force bombs PLO Headquarters in Tunis.
  • 1989
    Denmark introduces the world’s first legal modern same-sex civil union called “registered partnership”.

Who were born on October 1?

  • 1644
    Alessandro Stradella, Italian composer (d. 1682)
  • 1900
    Tom Goddard, English cricketer (d. 1966)
  • 1922
    Kim Ki-young, South Korean film director (d. 1998)
  • 1945
    Donny Hathaway, American soul musician and composer (d. 1979)
  • 1953
    Grete Waitz, Norwegian athlete (d. 2011)
  • 1964
    Harry Hill, British comedian
  • 1976
    Antonio Roybal, American painter and sculptor
  • 1981
    Tom Donnelly, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1984
    Matt Cain, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Hiroki Aiba, Japanese actor and singer

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