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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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.
- 1888Louis Le Prince films first motion picture: Roundhay Garden Scene.
- 1933Nazi Germany withdraws from The League of Nations.
- 1952Korean War: United Nations and South Korean forces launch Operation Showdown against Chinese strongholds at the Iron Triangle. The resulting Battle of Triangle Hill is the biggest and bloodiest battle of 1952.
- 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.
- 1966The city of Montreal, Quebec, begins the operation of its underground Montreal Metro rapid-transit system.
- 1973In the Thammasat student uprising over 100,000 people protest in Thailand against the Thanom military government; 77 are killed and 857 are injured by soldiers.
- 1981Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. Federal Government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.
- 1982U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims a War on Drugs.
- 2004A special nine-member council selects Norodom Sihamoni as the new King of Cambodia, replacing his father who abdicated a week earlier.
Who were born on October 14?
- 1499Claude of France, wife of Francis I of France (d. 1524)
- 1633James II of England and VII of Scotland (d. 1701)
- 1918Marcel Chaput, French Canadian politician (d. 1991)
- 1928Frank E. Resnik, American business executive (d. 1995)
- 1932Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor (d. 2005)
- 1939Rocky Thompson, American golfer
- 1952Nikolai Andrianov, Soviet gymnast
- 1976Henry Mateo, Dominican baseball player
- 1977Jeff Garcia, American voice actor
- 1992Savannah Outen, American singer
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