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Friday October 15, 2021

October 15: Day of the Week

October 15, 2021 is the 288th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 77 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

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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)

  • 1529
    The Siege of Vienna ends as the Austrians rout the invading Turks, turning the tide against almost a century of unchecked conquest throughout eastern and central Europe by the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1582
    Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
  • 1764
    Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
  • 1783
    The Montgolfier brothers’ hot air balloon marks the first human ascent, by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, (tethered balloon).
  • 1932
    Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
  • 1939
    The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed La Guardia Airport) is dedicated.
  • 1945
    World War II: The former premier of Vichy France Pierre Laval is shot by a firing squad for treason.
  • 1966
    Black Panther Party is created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
  • 2003
    China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
  • 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.

Who were born on October 15?

  • 1818
    Alexander Dreyschock, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1869)
  • 1906
    Hiram Leong Fong, American politician (d. 2004)
  • 1917
    Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., American historian and political commentator (d. 2007)
  • 1944
    Sali Berisha, former President of Albania; current Prime Minister
  • 1949
    Laurie McBain, U.S.American novelist.
  • 1951
    Peter Richardson, English actor, comedian, and writer
  • 1969
    Vítor Baía, Portuguese footballer
  • 1971
    Jason Arhndt, American wrestler
  • 1982
    Paulini Curuenavuli, Fijian/Australian singer
  • 1990
    Ji Yoon, South Korean singer (4minute)

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