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Sunday October 3, 2021

October 3: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 382
    Emperor Theodosius I concludes a peace treaty with the Goths and settles them in the Balkans in exchange for military service.
  • 1283
    Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first nobleman executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.
  • 1789
    George Washington made the first Thanksgiving Day designated by the national government of the United States of America.
  • 1918
    King Boris III of Bulgaria accedes to the throne.
  • 1951
    The “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”, one of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history, occurs when the New York Giants’Bobby Thomson hits a game winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, to win the National League pennant after being down 14 games.
  • 1952
    The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world’s third nuclear power.
  • 1955
    The Mickey Mouse Club debuts on ABC.
  • 1957
    Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.
  • 1993
    Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid’s organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting.
  • 2003
    Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the show’s tigers, canceling the show until 2009, when they rejoined the tiger that mauled Roy just six years earlier.

Who were born on October 3?

  • 1828
    Woldemar Bargiel, German composer (d. 1897)
  • 1901
    Jean Grémillon, French film director (d. 1959)
  • 1919
    James M. Buchanan, American economist
  • 1923
    Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican politician (d. 2004)
  • 1934
    Simon Nicholson, British sculptor; son of Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth (d. 1990)
  • 1958
    Louise Lecavalier, Canadian dancer (La La La Human Steps)
  • 1966
    Darrin Fletcher, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Kevin Richardson, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • 1975
    India.Arie, American singer
  • 1978
    Neil Clement, English footballer

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