October 22: Day of the Week
October 22, 2023 is the 295th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 70 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1383The 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal: King Fernando dies without a male heir to the Portuguese throne, sparking a period of civil war and disorder.
- 1790Warriors of the Miami tribe under Chief Little Turtle defeat United States troops under General Josiah Harmar at the site of present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the Northwest Indian War.
- 1875First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
- 1879Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
- 1883The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod’s Faust.
- 1895In Paris an express train overruns a buffer stop and crosses more than 30 metres of concourse before plummeting through a window at Gare Montparnasse.
- 1907Panic of 1907: A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
- 1924Toastmasters International is founded.
- 1968Apollo program: Apollo 7 safely splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean after orbiting the Earth 163 times.
- 1983Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.
Who were born on October 22?
- 1811Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1886)
- 1865Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter (d. 1943)
- 1922Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (d. 2001)
- 1943Robert Long, Dutch singer, songwriter and television presenter.(d. 2006)
- 1960Darryl Jenifer, American bassist (Bad Brains)
- 1969Héctor Carrasco, Dominican baseball player
- 1975Míchel Salgado, Spanish footballer
- 1978Dion Glover, American basketball player
- 1982Mark Renshaw, Australian cyclist
- 1983Plan B, English rapper and actor
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