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Sunday October 3, 2021

October 3: Day of the Week

October 3, 2021 was the 276th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 89 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Libra 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 3 Historical Event(s)

  • 52 BC
    Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and Battle of Alesia.
  • 1918
    King Boris III of Bulgaria accedes to the throne.
  • 1919
    Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series.
  • 1929
    The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia, “Land of the South Slavs”.
  • 1935
    Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy invades Ethiopia under General de Bono.
  • 1942
    Spaceflight: The first successful launch of a V-2 /A4-rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenemünde, Germany. It is the first man-made object to reach space.
  • 1950
    Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San, primarily pitting Australian and British forces against communist China, begins.
  • 1955
    The Mickey Mouse Club debuts on ABC.
  • 1957
    Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.
  • 1981
    The Hunger Strike by Provisional Irish Republican Army and Irish National Liberation Army prisoners at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland ends after seven months and ten deaths.

Who were born on October 3?

  • 1886
    Alain-Fournier, French novelist (d. 1914)
  • 1898
    Leo McCarey, American film director and screenwriter (d. 1969)
  • 1904
    Ernst-Günther Schenck, Nazi German physician (d. 1998)
  • 1940
    Jean Ratelle, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1954
    Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues musician (d. 1990)
  • 1974
    Mike Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1976
    Herman Li, British musician (DragonForce)
  • 1976
    Seann William Scott, American actor
  • 1977
    Eric Munson, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Shannyn Sossamon, American actress, dancer and musician

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