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Tuesday October 15, 2019

October 15: Day of the Week

October 15, 2019 is the 288th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 77 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

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

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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)

  • 1917
    World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for the German Empire.
  • 1932
    Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
  • 1934
    The Soviet Republic of China collapses when Chiang Kai-shek’s National Revolutionary Army successfully encircles Ruijin, forcing the fleeing Communists to begin the Long March.
  • 1940
    The President of Catalonia, Lluís Companys, is executed by the Spanish dictatorship of Francisco Franco, making him the only European president to have been executed.
  • 1944
    The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler’s NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes power in Hungary.
  • 1945
    World War II: The former premier of Vichy France Pierre Laval is shot by a firing squad for treason.
  • 1953
    British nuclear test Totem 1 detonated at Emu Field, South Australia.
  • 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?

  • 1853
    Jan Harte van Tecklenburg, Dutch politician (d. 1937)
  • 1900
    Mervyn LeRoy, American film director (d. 1987)
  • 1920
    Henri Verneuil, French film director (d. 2002)
  • 1920
    Mario Puzo, American novelist (d. 1999)
  • 1926
    James E. Akins, American diplomat and adviser to Richard Nixon (d. 2010)
  • 1951
    Peter Richardson, English actor, comedian, and writer
  • 1969
    Dominic West, British actor
  • 1976
    Christian Allen, American video game designer
  • 1977
    Patricio Urrutia, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1983
    Bruno Senna, Brazilian racing driver

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