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Wednesday October 16, 2019

October 16: Day of the Week

October 16, 2019 is the 289th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 1793
    Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, is guillotined at the height of the French Revolution.
  • 1923
    The Walt Disney Company is founded by Walt Disney and his brother, Roy Disney.
  • 1944
    Wally Walrus, Woody Woodpecker’s first steady foil, was debuted at the The Beach Nut, a Walter Lantz’s cartoon.
  • 1949
    Nikolaos Zachariadis, leader of the Communist Party of Greece, announces a “temporary cease-fire”, effectively ending the Greek Civil War.
  • 1951
    The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
  • 1964
    Soviet leaders Leonid Brezhnev and Alexei Kosygin are inaugurated as General Secretary of the CPSU and Premier, respectively and the collective leadership is established.
  • 1991
    Luby’s massacre: George Hennard runs amok in Killeen, Texas, killing 23 and wounding 20 in Luby’s Cafeteria.
  • 1995
    The Million Man March occurs in Washington, D.C.
  • 1996
    Eighty-four people are killed and more than 180 injured as 47,000 football fans attempt to squeeze into the 36,000-seat Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.
  • 2006
    Hawaii Earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocks Hawaii, causing property damage, injuries, landslides, power outages, and the closure of Honolulu International Airport.

Who were born on October 16?

  • 1819
    Austin F. Pike, American politician (d. 1886)
  • 1841
    Hirobumi Ito, Japanese politician (d. 1909)
  • 1897
    Louis de Cazenave, French supercentenarian (d. 2008)
  • 1914
    Mohammed Zahir Shah, Shah of Afghanistan (d. 2007)
  • 1934
    Peter Ashdown, British racing driver
  • 1936
    Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (d. 1994)
  • 1948
    Hema Malini, Indian Actress
  • 1948
    Leo Mazzone, American baseball coach
  • 1959
    Marc Collins-Rector, American businessman and sex offender
  • 1986
    Nicky Adams, Welsh footballer

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