October 16: Day of the Week
October 16, 2021 is the 289th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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 16 Historical Event(s)
- 1905The Partition of Bengal in India takes place.
- 1906The Captain of Köpenick fools the city hall of Köpenick and several soldiers by impersonating a Prussian officer.
- 1934Chinese Communists begin the Long March; it ended a year and four days later, by which time Mao Zedong had regained his title as party chairman.
- 1939World War II: First attack on British territory by the German Luftwaffe.
- 1962Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States, and Cuba and the USSR, begins.
- 1978Wanda Rutkiewicz is the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
- 1984Desmond Tutu is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
- 1991Luby’s massacre: George Hennard runs amok in Killeen, Texas, killing 23 and wounding 20 in Luby’s Cafeteria.
- 1993Anti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching the British National Party headquarters.
- 2006Hawaii 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?
- 1483Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (d. 1542)
- 1854Oscar Wilde, Irish writer (d. 1900)
- 1878Maxie Long, American athlete (d. 1959)
- 1908Enver Hoxha, Albanian dictator (d. 1985)
- 1928Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress
- 1952Ron Taylor, American actor (d. 2002)
- 1958Tim Robbins, American actor, director, and writer
- 1962Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian baritone
- 1982Frédéric Michalak, French rugby player
- 1982Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indian Film Actor
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