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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)

  • 1813
    The Sixth Coalition attacks Napoleon Bonaparte in the Battle of Leipzig.
  • 1846
    William TG Morton first demonstrated ether anesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Ether Dome.
  • 1934
    Chinese 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.
  • 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.
  • 1949
    The diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and the German Democratic Republic are established.
  • 1968
    Kingston, Jamaica is rocked by the Rodney Riots, inspired by the barring of Walter Rodney from the country.
  • 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 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.
  • 1998
    Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.

Who were born on October 16?

  • 1663
    Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (d. 1736)
  • 1819
    Austin F. Pike, American politician (d. 1886)
  • 1900
    Edward Ardizzone, Vietnamese-born British writer and illustrator (d. 1979)
  • 1922
    Leon Sullivan, American civil rights leader and pastor (d. 2001)
  • 1923
    Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1938
    Carl Gunter Jr, American state legislator (d. 1999)
  • 1953
    Tony Carey, American musician (Rainbow, Planet P Project)
  • 1969
    Danny Hesp, Dutch footballer
  • 1979
    Erin Brown, American actress, model, filmmaker, and musician
  • 1992
    Bryce Harper, American baseball player

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