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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1582Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
- 1764Edward 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.
- 1878The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.
- 1910Airship America launched from New Jersey in the first attempt to cross the Atlantic by a powered aircraft.
- 1934The 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.
- 1940The President of Catalonia, Lluís Companys, is executed by the Spanish dictatorship of Francisco Franco, making him the only European president to have been executed.
- 1970Thirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses.
- 1987The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.
- 2001NASA’s Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter’s moon Io.
- 2011Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Florida Opens. This is the world’s largest Legoland theme park
Who were born on October 15?
- 1836James Tissot, French artist (d. 1902)
- 1924Mark Lenard, American actor (d. 1996)
- 1935Barry McGuire, American singer
- 1954Princess Friederike of Hanover, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg
- 1969Paige Davis, American television personality and actress
- 1977Erin McKeown, American musician
- 1980Siiri Nordin, Finnish singer (Killer)
- 1981Keyshia Cole, American R&B singer
- 1988Mesut Özil, German footballer
- 1992Vincent Martella, American actor
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