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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1878The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.
- 1888The “From Hell” letter sent by Jack the Ripper is received by investigators.
- 1904The Russian Baltic Fleet leaves Reval, Estonia for Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War.
- 1928The airship, Graf Zeppelin completes its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States.
- 1965Vietnam War: The Catholic Worker Movement stages an anti-war rally in Manhattan including a public burning of a draft card; the first such act to result in arrest under a new amendment to the Selective Service Act.
- 1970Thirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses.
- 1979Black Monday in Malta. The Building of the Times of Malta, the residence of the opposition leader Eddie Fenech Adami and several Nationalist Party clubs are ransacked and destroyed by supporters of the Malta Labour Party.
- 1997The first supersonic land speed record is set by Andy Green in ThrustSSC (United Kingdom), exactly 50 years and 1 day after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in the Earth’s atmosphere.
- 2003China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
- 2007Seventeen activists in New Zealand are arrested in the country’s first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids.
Who were born on October 15?
- 1919Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (d. 1985)
- 1938Fela Kuti, Nigerian musician and political activist (d. 1997)
- 1944Haim Saban, Egyptian-born American media proprietor
- 1951A.F.Th. van der Heijden, Dutch writer
- 1953Betsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier
- 1969Vítor Baía, Portuguese footballer
- 1972Matt Keeslar, American actor
- 1977Patricio Urrutia, Ecuadorian footballer
- 1979Blue Adams, American Football Player
- 1990Ji Yoon, South Korean singer (4minute)
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