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Saturday October 7, 2023

October 7: Day of the Week

October 7, 2023 is the 280th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 85 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 2023

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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.

October 7 Historical Event(s)

  • 1513
    Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
  • 1776
    Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: The Americans defeat the British in the Second Battle of Saratoga, also known as the Battle of Bemis Heights.
  • 1828
    The city of Patras, Greece, is liberated by the French expeditionary force in the Peloponnese under General Maison.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War – Siege of Paris: Leon Gambetta flees Paris in a balloon.
  • 1958
    The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury.
  • 1963
    John F. Kennedy signs the ratification of the Partial Test Ban Treaty.
  • 1982
    Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
  • 1998
    Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.
  • 2001
    The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.

Who were born on October 7?

  • 1835
    Felix Draeseke, German composer (d. 1913)
  • 1912
    Fernando Belaúnde Terry, President of Peru (d. 2002)
  • 1923
    Irma Grese, Supervisor at Nazi concentration camps (d. 1945)
  • 1929
    Robert Westall, British author (d. 1993)
  • 1934
    Ulrike Meinhof, German journalist and political activist (d. 1976)
  • 1948
    Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist
  • 1952
    Jacques Richard, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2002)
  • 1958
    Judy Landers, American actress
  • 1959
    Jean-Marc Fournier, French-Canadian politician
  • 1986
    Lee Nguyen, American soccer player

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