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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1859John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
- 1869Girton College, Cambridge is founded, becoming England’s first residential college for women.
- 1939World War II: First attack on British territory by the German Luftwaffe.
- 1946Nuremberg Trials: Execution of the convicted Nazi leaders of the Main Trial.
- 1962Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States, and Cuba and the USSR, begins.
- 1975The 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.
- 1978Wanda Rutkiewicz is the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
- 1986Reinhold Messner becomes the first person to summit all 14 Eight-thousanders.
- 1995The Million Man March occurs in Washington, D.C.
- 1995The Skye Bridge is opened.
Who were born on October 16?
- 1854Oscar Wilde, Irish writer (d. 1900)
- 1897Louis de Cazenave, French supercentenarian (d. 2008)
- 1923Linda Darnell, American film actress (d. 1965)
- 1927Günter Grass, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1955Ellen Dolan, American actress
- 1962Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian baritone
- 1972Darius Kasparaitis, Russian ice hockey player
- 1972Kordell Stewart, American football player
- 1975Jacques Kallis, South African cricketer
- 1980Jeremy Jackson, American actor
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