October 14: Day of the Week
October 14, 2021 is the 287th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 78 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.
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 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1582Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
- 1840The Maronite leader Bashir II surrenders to the British Army and then is sent into exile on the islands of Malta.
- 1920Part of Petsamo Province is ceded by the Soviet Union to Finland.
- 1938The first flight of the Curtiss Aircraft Company’s P-40 Warhawk fighter plane.
- 1939The GS U-47 sinks the British battleship HMS Royal Oak within her harbour at Scapa Flow, Scotland.
- 1956Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Indian Untouchable caste leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers (see Neo-Buddhism).
- 1958The American Atomic Energy Commission, with supporting military units, carries out an underground nuclear weapon test at the Nevada Test Site, just north of Las Vegas, Nevada.
- 1958The District of Columbia’s Bar Association votes to accept African-Americans as member attorneys.
- 1967The Vietnam War: The folk singer Joan Baez is arrested concerning a physical blockade of the U.S. Army’s induction center in Oakland, California.
- 1983Maurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada, is overthrown and later executed in a military coup d'état led by Bernard Coard.
Who were born on October 14?
- 1790Thursday October Christian (d. 1831)
- 1908Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress (d. 2003)
- 1938Ron Lancaster, American-born Canadian football player and coach (d. 2008)
- 1942Evelio Javier, Filipino politician and civil servant (d. 1986)
- 1942Péter Nádas, Hungarian writer
- 1948Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (d. 2007)
- 1952Harry Anderson, American actor
- 1957Michel Després, Quebec politician
- 1964Jim Rome, American sports talk show host
- 1977Jonathan Kerrigan, English actor
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