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Saturday October 16, 2021

October 16: Day of the Week

October 16, 2021 was the 289th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 76 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    Wally Walrus, Woody Woodpecker’s first steady foil, was debuted at the The Beach Nut, a Walter Lantz’s cartoon.
  • 1949
    Nikolaos Zachariadis, leader of the Communist Party of Greece, announces a “temporary cease-fire”, effectively ending the Greek Civil War.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States, and Cuba and the USSR, begins.
  • 1964
    Soviet leaders Leonid Brezhnev and Alexei Kosygin are inaugurated as General Secretary of the CPSU and Premier, respectively and the collective leadership is established.
  • 1968
    Kingston, Jamaica is rocked by the Rodney Riots, inspired by the barring of Walter Rodney from the country.
  • 1978
    Pope John Paul II is elected after the October 1978 Papal conclave.
  • 1995
    The Skye Bridge is opened.

Who were born on October 16?

  • 1855
    Samedbey Mehmandarov, Russian general (d. 1931)
  • 1863
    Austen Chamberlain, English statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1937)
  • 1922
    Max Bygraves, English singer and songwriter
  • 1934
    Peter Ashdown, British racing driver
  • 1938
    Nico, German musician, fashion model and actress (d. 1988)
  • 1954
    Serafino Ghizzoni, Italian rugby player
  • 1972
    Kordell Stewart, American football player
  • 1981
    Anthony Reyes, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indian Film Actor
  • 1984
    Melissa Lauren, French pornographic actress

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