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Thursday October 1, 2020

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 1811
    The first steamboat to sail the Mississippi River arrives in New Orléans, Louisiana.
  • 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.
  • 1903
    Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
  • 1920
    Sir Percy Cox lands in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.
  • 1946
    Nazi leaders are sentenced at Nuremberg Trials.
  • 1966
    West 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.
  • 1971
    Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.
  • 1975
    Thrilla in Manila: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines.
  • 1991
    The Siege of Dubrovnik begins
  • 2009
    The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords.

Who were born on October 1?

  • 1885
    Louis Untermeyer, American author (d. 1977)
  • 1925
    Bob Boyd, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1928
    George Peppard, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1931
    Alan Wagner, American opera critic
  • 1934
    Geoff Stephens, British songwriter
  • 1945
    Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)
  • 1962
    Paul Walsh, English footballer
  • 1965
    Chris Reason, Australian journalist
  • 1969
    Zach Galifianakis, American comedian and actor
  • 1973
    Christian Borle, American actor

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