October 22: Day of the Week
October 22, 2021 is the 295th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 70 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 362A mysterious fire destroys the Temple of Apollo at Daphne outside Antioch.
- 1707Scilly naval disaster: four British Royal Navy ships run aground near the Isles of Scilly because of faulty navigation. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell and thousands of sailors drown.
- 1797One thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris, André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump.
- 1844The Great Anticipation: Millerites, followers of William Miller, anticipate the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ. The following day became known as the Great Disappointment.
- 1859Spain declares war on Morocco.
- 1878The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
- 1927Nikola Tesla exposed his six (6) new inventions including motor with onephase electricity
- 1928Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
- 1957Vietnam War: First United States casualties in Vietnam.
- 1975The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus.
Who were born on October 22?
- 1511Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1553)
- 1870Ivan Bunin, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)
- 1912George N. Leighton, American jurist
- 1936Col. John Blashford-Snell, British explorer and author
- 1938Christopher Lloyd, American actor
- 1952Jeff Goldblum, American actor
- 1967Salvatore Di Vittorio, Italian composer and conductor
- 1971Kornel David, Hungarian basketball player
- 1981Michael Fishman, Cuban/American actor
- 1982Mark Renshaw, Australian cyclist
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