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Friday October 16, 2020

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.

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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.
  • 1793
    Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, is guillotined at the height of the French Revolution.
  • 1841
    Queen’s University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1843
    Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers.
  • 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.
  • 1951
    The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
  • 1973
    Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    The Skye Bridge is opened.
  • 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.

Who were born on October 16?

  • 1430
    King James II of Scotland (d. 1460)
  • 1897
    Louis de Cazenave, French supercentenarian (d. 2008)
  • 1917
    Alice Pearce, American actress (d. 1966)
  • 1922
    Leon Sullivan, American civil rights leader and pastor (d. 2001)
  • 1940
    Dave DeBusschere, American basketball player (d. 2003)
  • 1948
    Hema Malini, Indian Actress
  • 1961
    Marc Levy, French novelist
  • 1961
    Randy Vasquez, American actor
  • 1969
    Takao Ōmori, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1978
    Ethan Luck, American musician (The O.C. Supertones, Demon Hunter, Relient K)

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