October 1: Day of the Week
October 1, 2018 was the 274th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 91 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1800Spain cedes Louisiana to France via the Treaty of San Ildefonso.
- 1887Balochistan is conquered by the British Empire.
- 1918World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence, also known as “Lawrence of Arabia” capture Damascus.
- 1946Nazi leaders are sentenced at Nuremberg Trials.
- 1964Japanese Shinkansen (“bullet trains”) begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.
- 1968The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
- 1971Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.
- 1975Thrilla in Manila: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines.
- 1982Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
- 1987The Whittier Narrows earthquake shakes the San Gabriel Valley, registering as magnitude 5.9.
Who were born on October 1?
- 1671Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician (d. 1742)
- 1846Nectarios of Aegina, Greek Orthodox saint (d. 1920)
- 1896Liaqat Ali Khan, Pakistani statesman (d. 1951)
- 1930Philippe Noiret, French actor (d. 2006)
- 1939Geoffrey Whitehead, English actor
- 1942Herb Fame, American soul/pop singer (Peaches & Herb)
- 1964Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer
- 1972Ronen Altman Kaydar, Israeli Author
- 1974Mats Lindgren, Swedish ice hockey player
- 1983Mirko Vučinić, Montenegrin footballer
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