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.
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)
- 1793Queen 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.
- 1917World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for the German Empire.
- 1944The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler’s NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes power in Hungary.
- 1951Mexican 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.
- 1956Fortran, the first modern computer language, is shared with the coding community for the first time.
- 1970The domestic Soviet Aeroflot Flight 244 is hijacked and diverted to Turkey.
- 1990Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.
- 2001NASA’s Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter’s moon Io.
- 2008The 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.
- 2011Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries.
Who were born on October 15?
- 1909Robert Trout, American reporter (d. 2000)
- 1919Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (d. 1985)
- 1951Peter Richardson, English actor, comedian, and writer
- 1959Sarah, Duchess of York
- 1972Sandra Kim, Belgian singer
- 1976Manuel Dallan, Italian rugby player
- 1977Masato Kawabata, Japanese racing driver
- 1985Marcos Martínez, Spanish racing driver
- 1992Vincent Martella, American actor
- 1999Bailee Madison, American child actress
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