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Sunday October 17, 2021

October 17: Day of the Week

October 17, 2021 is the 290th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 75 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 1091
    London Tornado of 1091: A tornado thought to be of strength T8/F4 strikes the heart of London.
  • 1660
    Nine Regicides, the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I, are hanged, drawn and quartered.
  • 1781
    American Revolutionary War: British General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrenders at the Siege of Yorktown.
  • 1814
    London Beer Flood occurs in London, killing nine.
  • 1912
    Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia declare war on the Ottoman Empire, joining Montenegro in the First Balkan War.
  • 1933
    Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States.
  • 1941
    For the first time in World War II, a German submarine attacks an American ship.
  • 1966
    Botswana and Lesotho join the United Nations.
  • 1970
    Montreal, Quebec: Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte murdered by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
  • 1979
    The Department of Education Organization Act is signed into law creating the US Department of Education and US Department of Health and Human Services.

Who were born on October 17?

  • 1920
    Miguel Delibes, Spanish novelist (d. 2010)
  • 1925
    Harry Carpenter, English sports commentator (d. 2010)
  • 1933
    Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun (d. 1985)
  • 1938
    Les Murray, Australian poet
  • 1946
    Michael Hossack, American musician (The Doobie Brothers)
  • 1946
    Sir Cameron Mackintosh, British stage producer
  • 1960
    Guy Henry, English actor
  • 1960
    Rob Marshall, American director
  • 1980
    Yekaterina Gamova, Russian volleyball player
  • 1984
    Randall Munroe, American cartoonist

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