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Thursday October 15, 2020

October 15: Day of the Week

October 15, 2020 was the 289th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 77 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

October 2020

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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)

  • 1888
    The “From Hell” letter sent by Jack the Ripper is received by investigators.
  • 1932
    Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
  • 1944
    The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler’s NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes power in Hungary.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War; The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam is held in Washington DC and across the US. Over 2 million demonstrate nationally; about 250,000 in the nation’s capitol.
  • 1970
    The domestic Soviet Aeroflot Flight 244 is hijacked and diverted to Turkey.
  • 1970
    Thirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses.
  • 1989
    Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.
  • 2003
    China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
  • 2007
    Seventeen activists in New Zealand are arrested in the country’s first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids.
  • 2011
    Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries.

Who were born on October 15?

  • 1890
    Álvaro de Campos, a heteronym of Fernando Pessoa (d. 1935).
  • 1924
    Lee Iacocca, American automotive executive
  • 1924
    Marguerite Andersen, German writer
  • 1924
    Mark Lenard, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1954
    Peter Bakowski, Australian poet
  • 1964
    Roberto Vittori, Italian astronaut
  • 1975
    Glen Little, English footballer
  • 1976
    Manuel Dallan, Italian rugby player
  • 1978
    Devon Gummersall, American actor
  • 1987
    Chantal Strand, Canadian actress, singer and voice actress

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