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Sunday October 29, 2023

October 29: Day of the Week

October 29, 2023 is the 302nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 63 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.

October 2023

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Scorpio 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 29 Historical Event(s)

  • 1390
    First trial for witchcraft in Paris leading to the death of three people.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Wauhatchie – Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant repel a Confederate attack led by General James Longstreet. Union forces thus open a supply line into Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • 1953
    BCPA Flight 304 DC-6 crashes near San Francisco, California. Pianist William Kapell is among the 19 killed.
  • 1955
    The Soviet battleship Novorossiisk strikes a World War II mine in the harbor at Sevastopol.
  • 1964
    A collection of irreplaceable gems, including the 565 carat (113 g) Star of India, is stolen by a group of thieves (among them is “Murph the surf”) from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
  • 1967
    London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
  • 1986
    British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opens the last stretch of the M25 motorway.
  • 1998
    The Gothenburg nightclub fire in Sweden kills 63 and injures 200.
  • 1999
    A large cyclone devastates Orissa, India.
  • 2008
    Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world’s largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to 5.

Who were born on October 29?

  • 1899
    Akim Tamiroff, Russian actor (d. 1972)
  • 1930
    Omara Portuondo, Cuban singer
  • 1940
    Frida Boccara, French singer (d. 1996)
  • 1942
    Bob Ross, American artist and television host (d. 1995)
  • 1944
    Claude Brochu, Canadian businessman and sports executive (Montreal Expos)
  • 1944
    Otto Wiesheu, German minister
  • 1949
    Kieron Baker, English footballer
  • 1950
    Bronwen Mantel, Canadian actress and voice actor
  • 1969
    Giorgos Donis, Greek footballer
  • 1983
    Dana Eveland, American baseball player

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