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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
- 1880Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.
- 1928The airship, Graf Zeppelin completes its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States.
- 1932Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
- 1945World War II: The former premier of Vichy France Pierre Laval is shot by a firing squad for treason.
- 1953British nuclear test Totem 1 detonated at Emu Field, South Australia.
- 1969Vietnam 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.
- 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.
- 1990Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.
- 2011Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries.
Who were born on October 15?
- 1836James Tissot, French artist (d. 1902)
- 1916Al Killian, American jazz trumpet player and occasional bandleader (d. 2007)
- 1954Jere Burns, American actor
- 1973Dax Riggs, American musician
- 1977Masato Kawabata, Japanese racing driver
- 1980Siiri Nordin, Finnish singer (Killer)
- 1981Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
- 1982Charline Labonté, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1983Bruno Senna, Brazilian racing driver
- 1999Bailee Madison, American child actress
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