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Wednesday October 16, 2019

October 16: Day of the Week

October 16, 2019 was the 289th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 76 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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

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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)

  • 1793
    Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, is guillotined at the height of the French Revolution.
  • 1834
    Much of the ancient structure of the Palace of Westminster in London burns to the ground.
  • 1875
    Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.
  • 1940
    Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto is established.
  • 1970
    In response to the October Crisis terrorist kidnapping, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada invokes the War Measures Act.
  • 1978
    Pope John Paul II is elected after the October 1978 Papal conclave.
  • 1993
    Anti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching the British National Party headquarters.
  • 1996
    Eighty-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.
  • 1998
    Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.
  • 2006
    Hawaii 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?

  • 1726
    Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish painter (d. 1801)
  • 1948
    Hema Malini, Indian Actress
  • 1956
    Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah, Bangladeshi poet (d. 1992)
  • 1963
    Brendan Kibble, Australian musician
  • 1965
    Steve Lamacq, British journalist and disc jockey
  • 1965
    Tom Tolbert, American basketball player
  • 1968
    Elsa Zylberstein, French actress
  • 1970
    Kazuyuki Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter
  • 1973
    David Unsworth, English footballer
  • 1976
    Ryan Fitzgerald, Australian footballer and media personality

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