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.
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)
- 1513Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
- 1776Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.
- 1777American Revolutionary War: The Americans defeat the British in the Second Battle of Saratoga, also known as the Battle of Bemis Heights.
- 1828The city of Patras, Greece, is liberated by the French expeditionary force in the Peloponnese under General Maison.
- 1870Franco-Prussian War – Siege of Paris: Leon Gambetta flees Paris in a balloon.
- 1958The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury.
- 1963John F. Kennedy signs the ratification of the Partial Test Ban Treaty.
- 1982Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
- 1998Matthew 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.
- 2001The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.
Who were born on October 7?
- 1835Felix Draeseke, German composer (d. 1913)
- 1912Fernando Belaúnde Terry, President of Peru (d. 2002)
- 1923Irma Grese, Supervisor at Nazi concentration camps (d. 1945)
- 1929Robert Westall, British author (d. 1993)
- 1934Ulrike Meinhof, German journalist and political activist (d. 1976)
- 1948Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist
- 1952Jacques Richard, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2002)
- 1958Judy Landers, American actress
- 1959Jean-Marc Fournier, French-Canadian politician
- 1986Lee Nguyen, American soccer player
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