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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)

  • 1834
    Much of the ancient structure of the Palace of Westminster in London burns to the ground.
  • 1859
    John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
  • 1916
    In Brooklyn, New York, Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States.
  • 1939
    World War II: First attack on British territory by the German Luftwaffe.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States, and Cuba and the USSR, begins.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    Rahima Banu, a two-year old girl from the village of Kuralia in Bangladesh, is the last known person to be infected with naturally occurring smallpox.
  • 1975
    The Balibo Five, a group of Australian television journalists based in the town of Balibo in the then Portuguese Timor (now East Timor), are killed by Indonesian troops.
  • 1995
    The Million Man March occurs in Washington, D.C.
  • 1995
    The Skye Bridge is opened.

Who were born on October 16?

  • 1710
    Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (d. 1790)
  • 1840
    Kuroda Kiyotaka, Japanese politician (d. 1900)
  • 1923
    Bill McLaren, Scottish rugby commentator (d. 2010)
  • 1923
    Linda Darnell, American film actress (d. 1965)
  • 1925
    Angela Lansbury, English-born actress
  • 1959
    Gary Kemp, British musician and actor
  • 1961
    Marc Levy, French novelist
  • 1969
    Danny Hesp, Dutch footballer
  • 1982
    Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indian Film Actor
  • 1991
    John and Edward Grimes, Irish singers

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