October 29: Day of the Week
October 29, 2020 is the 303rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 63 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
- 969Byzantine troops occupy Antioch Syria.
- 1918The German High Seas Fleet is incapacitated when sailors mutiny on the night of the 29th-30th, an action which would trigger the German Revolution of 1918–1919.
- 1921Second trial of Sacco and Vanzetti in the United States of America.
- 1953BCPA Flight 304 DC-6 crashes near San Francisco, California. Pianist William Kapell is among the 19 killed.
- 1967London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
- 1983Over 500,000 people demonstrate against cruise missiles in The Hague, Netherlands.
- 1998Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, makes landfall in Honduras.
- 1998While en route from Adana to Ankara, a Turkish Airlines flight with a crew of 6 and 33 passengers is hijacked by a Kurdish militant who orders the pilot to fly to Switzerland. The plane instead lands in Ankara after the pilot tricked the hijacker into thinking that he is landing in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to refuel.
- 2004The Arabic news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.
Who were born on October 29?
- 1866Antonio Luna, Filipino revolutionary general (d. 1899)
- 1922Neal Hefti, American jazz musician (d. 2008)
- 1942Bob Ross, American artist and television host (d. 1995)
- 1943Don Simpson, American film producer (d. 1996)
- 1946Peter Green, English guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
- 1961Joel Otto, American ice hockey player turned coach
- 1968Johann Olav Koss, Norwegian speed skater
- 1976Stephen Craigan, Northern Irish footballer
- 1980B.J. Sams, American football player
- 1981Reema Sen, Indian actress
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