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Saturday October 15, 2022

October 15: Day of the Week

October 15, 2022 is the 288th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 77 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

October 2022
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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 15 Historical Event(s)

  • 1793
    Queen Marie-Antoinette of France is tried and convicted in a swift, pre-determined trial in the Palais de Justice, Paris, and condemned to death the following day.
  • 1917
    World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for the German Empire.
  • 1944
    The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler’s NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes power in Hungary.
  • 1951
    Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes conducts the very last step of the first synthesis of norethisterone, the progestin that would later be used in one of the first two oral contraceptives.
  • 1956
    Fortran, the first modern computer language, is shared with the coding community for the first time.
  • 1970
    The domestic Soviet Aeroflot Flight 244 is hijacked and diverted to Turkey.
  • 1990
    Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.
  • 2001
    NASA’s Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter’s moon Io.
  • 2008
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 733.08 points, or 7.87%, the second worst day in the Dow’s history based on a percentage drop.
  • 2011
    Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries.

Who were born on October 15?

  • 1909
    Robert Trout, American reporter (d. 2000)
  • 1919
    Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (d. 1985)
  • 1951
    Peter Richardson, English actor, comedian, and writer
  • 1959
    Sarah, Duchess of York
  • 1972
    Sandra Kim, Belgian singer
  • 1976
    Manuel Dallan, Italian rugby player
  • 1977
    Masato Kawabata, Japanese racing driver
  • 1985
    Marcos Martínez, Spanish racing driver
  • 1992
    Vincent Martella, American actor
  • 1999
    Bailee Madison, American child actress

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