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Friday October 29, 2021

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.

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

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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)

  • 969
    Byzantine troops occupy Antioch Syria.
  • 1611
    Russian homage to the King of Poland, Sigismund III Vasa.
  • 1658
    Battle of the Sound.
  • 1665
    Battle of Ambuila, in which Portuguese forces defeat the forces of the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitated king Antonio I of Kongo, also called Nvita a Nkanga.
  • 1921
    The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.
  • 1929
    The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or “Black Tuesday”, ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression.
  • 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.
  • 1980
    Mark David Chapman, John Lennon’s murderer, leaves for New York from his home in Hawaii.
  • 1999
    A large cyclone devastates Orissa, India.

Who were born on October 29?

  • 1740
    James Boswell, Scottish biographer of Samuel Johnson (d. 1795)
  • 1880
    Abram Ioffe, Soviet physicist (d. 1960)
  • 1940
    Connie Mack, U.S. Senator from Florida
  • 1944
    Denny Laine, English musician (Moody Blues, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Wings)
  • 1955
    Boy Abunda, Filipino journalist and television personality
  • 1960
    Finola Hughes, British actress
  • 1962
    Einar Örn Benediktsson, Icelandic musician (The Sugarcubes)
  • 1976
    Milena Govich, American actress
  • 1981
    Amanda Beard, American swimmer
  • 1985
    Jefferson Severino, Brazilian footballer

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