October 29: Day of the Week
October 29, 2021 is the 302nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 63 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
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)
- 539 BCCyrus the Great enters the city of Babylon, detains Nabonidus and ends the Babylonian captivity. He gives the Jews permission to return to Yehud province and to rebuild the Temple; but most Jews choose to remain in Babylon.
- 1390First trial for witchcraft in Paris leading to the death of three people.
- 1611Russian homage to the King of Poland, Sigismund III Vasa.
- 1658Battle of the Sound.
- 1921The Harvard University football team loses to Centre College, ending a 25 game winning streak. This is considered one of the biggest upsets in college football.
- 1941The Holocaust: In the Kaunas Ghetto over 10,000 Jews are shot by German occupiers at the Ninth Fort, a massacre known as the “Great Action”.
- 1960In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight.
- 1986British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opens the last stretch of the M25 motorway.
- 1991The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.
- 1998ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission.
Who were born on October 29?
- 1690Martin Folkes, English antiquarian (d. 1754)
- 1942Melora Harte, American voice actor
- 1951Tiff Needell, British racing driver and television presenter
- 1958Blažej Baláž, Slovak painter
- 1964Eddie McGuire, Australian television presenter
- 1971Matthew Hayden, Australian cricketer
- 1980Ben Foster, American actor
- 1981Reema Sen, Indian actress
- 1982Chelan Simmons, Canadian actress
- 1993India Eisley, American actress
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