October 19: Day of the Week
October 19, 2021 is the 292nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 73 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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 19 Historical Event(s)
- 1904Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.
- 1921Portuguese Prime Minister António Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup.
- 1933Germany withdraws from the League of Nations.
- 1943Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
- 1944United States forces land in the Philippines.
- 1987In retaliation for Iranian attacks on ships in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy disables three of Iran’s offshore oil platforms.
- 1989The convictions of the Guildford Four are quashed by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, after they had spent 15 years in prison.
- 2001SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sinks in international waters with the loss of 353 people.
- 2004Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.
- 2007Philippines: A bomb explosion rocked Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati. The blast killed 11 and injured more than 100 people.
Who were born on October 19?
- 1688William Cheselden, English surgeon and anatomist (d. 1752)
- 1873Jaap Eden, Dutch skater and cyclist (d. 1925)
- 1915Farid al-Atrash, Syrian composer, musician, and actor (d. 1974)
- 1922Jack Anderson, American journalist (d. 2005)
- 1927Pierre Alechinsky, Belgian painter
- 1941Simon Ward, British actor
- 1961Sunny Deol, Indian actor
- 1978Zakhar Dubenskiy, Russian footballer
- 1981Christian Bautista, Philippine singer
- 1981Heikki Kovalainen, Finnish race car driver
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