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Sunday October 16, 2022

October 16: Day of the Week

October 16, 2022 is the 289th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

October 2022
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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)

  • 1590
    Carlo 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.
  • 1859
    John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
  • 1940
    Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto is established.
  • 1949
    Nikolaos Zachariadis, leader of the Communist Party of Greece, announces a “temporary cease-fire”, effectively ending the Greek Civil War.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    United States athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos are kicked off the US team for participating in the 1968 Olympics Black Power salute.
  • 1973
    Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 1978
    Wanda Rutkiewicz is the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  • 1995
    The Million Man March occurs in Washington, D.C.
  • 2002
    Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, is officially inaugurated.

Who were born on October 16?

  • 1751
    Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Queen of Prussia (d. 1805)
  • 1883
    Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (d. 1973)
  • 1888
    Paul Popenoe, American activist (d. 1979)
  • 1917
    Alice Pearce, American actress (d. 1966)
  • 1921
    MacKenzie Miller, American horse trainer and breeder (d. 2010)
  • 1931
    Rosa Rosal, Filipino actress and humanitarian
  • 1948
    Hema Malini, Indian Actress
  • 1953
    Tony Carey, American musician (Rainbow, Planet P Project)
  • 1973
    María Eugenia Larraín, Chilean model, engineer and socialite
  • 1986
    Craig Pickering, British sprinter

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