October 16: Day of the Week
October 16, 2019 is the 289th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1834Much of the ancient structure of the Palace of Westminster in London burns to the ground.
- 1859John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
- 1916In Brooklyn, New York, Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States.
- 1939World War II: First attack on British territory by the German Luftwaffe.
- 1962Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States, and Cuba and the USSR, begins.
- 1964Soviet leaders Leonid Brezhnev and Alexei Kosygin are inaugurated as General Secretary of the CPSU and Premier, respectively and the collective leadership is established.
- 1975Rahima 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.
- 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.
- 1995The Million Man March occurs in Washington, D.C.
- 1995The Skye Bridge is opened.
Who were born on October 16?
- 1710Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (d. 1790)
- 1840Kuroda Kiyotaka, Japanese politician (d. 1900)
- 1923Bill McLaren, Scottish rugby commentator (d. 2010)
- 1923Linda Darnell, American film actress (d. 1965)
- 1925Angela Lansbury, English-born actress
- 1959Gary Kemp, British musician and actor
- 1961Marc Levy, French novelist
- 1969Danny Hesp, Dutch footballer
- 1982Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indian Film Actor
- 1991John and Edward Grimes, Irish singers
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