October 3: Day of the Week
October 3, 2019 was the 276th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 89 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1283Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first nobleman executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.
- 1918King Boris III of Bulgaria accedes to the throne.
- 1929The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia, “Land of the South Slavs”.
- 1935Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy invades Ethiopia under General de Bono.
- 1942Spaceflight: 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.
- 1950Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San, primarily pitting Australian and British forces against communist China, begins.
- 1951The “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.
- 1955The Mickey Mouse Club debuts on ABC.
- 1961The Dick Van Dyke Show premieres on CBS-TV in the United States.
- 2008The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 for the US financial system is signed by President Bush.
Who were born on October 3?
- 1837Nicolás Avellaneda, Argentine president (d. 1885)
- 1848Henry Lerolle, French painter (d. 1929)
- 1888Wade Boteler, American actor d. 1943
- 1934Koo Nimo, Ghanaian musician
- 1943Jeff Bingaman, American politician
- 1954Dennis Eckersley, American baseball player
- 1961Dean Lawrence, English actor
- 1969Tetsu, Japanese bassist (L'Arc-en-Ciel)
- 1984Chris Marquette, American film and television actor
- 1984Yoon Eun-Hye, South Korean actress
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