October 16: Day of the Week
October 16, 2020 is the 290th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1590Carlo Gesualdo, composer, Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza, murders his wife, Donna Maria d'Avalos, and her lover Fabrizio Carafa, the Duke of Andria at the Palazzo San Severo in Naples.
- 1793Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, is guillotined at the height of the French Revolution.
- 1841Queen’s University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
- 1843Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers.
- 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.
- 1951The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
- 1973Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
- 1975The Australian Coalition opposition parties using their senate majority, vote to defer the decision to grant supply of funds for the Whitlam Government’s annual budget, sparking the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis.
- 1995The Skye Bridge is opened.
- 1996Eighty-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.
Who were born on October 16?
- 1430King James II of Scotland (d. 1460)
- 1897Louis de Cazenave, French supercentenarian (d. 2008)
- 1917Alice Pearce, American actress (d. 1966)
- 1922Leon Sullivan, American civil rights leader and pastor (d. 2001)
- 1940Dave DeBusschere, American basketball player (d. 2003)
- 1948Hema Malini, Indian Actress
- 1961Marc Levy, French novelist
- 1961Randy Vasquez, American actor
- 1969Takao Ōmori, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1978Ethan Luck, American musician (The O.C. Supertones, Demon Hunter, Relient K)
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