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Saturday October 29, 2022

October 29: Day of the Week

October 29, 2022 is the 302nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 63 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

October 2022

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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)

  • 539 BC
    Cyrus 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.
  • 969
    Byzantine troops occupy Antioch Syria.
  • 1422
    Charles VII of France becomes king in succession to his father Charles VI of France.
  • 1467
    Battle of Brustem: Charles the Bold defeats Liege.
  • 1792
    Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after the British naval officer Alexander Arthur Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who spotted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.
  • 1967
    London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
  • 1980
    Mark David Chapman, John Lennon’s murderer, leaves for New York from his home in Hawaii.
  • 1994
    Francisco Martin Duran fires over two dozen shots at the White House (Duran is later convicted of trying to kill US President Bill Clinton).
  • 1998
    While 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.
  • 1999
    A large cyclone devastates Orissa, India.

Who were born on October 29?

  • 1940
    Connie Mack, U.S. Senator from Florida
  • 1942
    Bob Ross, American artist and television host (d. 1995)
  • 1955
    Kevin DuBrow, American singer (Quiet Riot) (d. 2007)
  • 1964
    Eddie McGuire, Australian television presenter
  • 1968
    Johann Olav Koss, Norwegian speed skater
  • 1970
    Phillip Cocu, Dutch footballer
  • 1978
    Travis Henry, American football player
  • 1979
    Andrew-Lee Potts, English actor
  • 1981
    Reema Sen, Indian actress
  • 1983
    Richard Brancatisano, Australian actor

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