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October 1st

October 1st is the 274th day of the year (275th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 91 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about October 1st, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on October 1st

208 Alexander Severus (Roman Emperor 222-235)

1553 Mary Tudor crowned queen of England.

Queen Mary

1881 William Boeing (aeronautic engineer/pioneer)

1900 Bonnie Parker (outlaw)

1920 Walter Matthau (actor)

Walter Matthau

1924 Jimmy Carter (39th US President)

Jimmy Carter

1924 William Rehnquist (US Supreme Court Justice)

William Rehnquist

1928 George Peppard (actor)

1935 Julie Andrews (actress, singer)

Julie Andrews

1950 Randy Quaid (actor)

1956 Theresa May (British politician, former British Prime Minister)

1963 Mark McGwire (baseball player)

1969 Zach Galifianakis (actor, comedian)

1989 Brie Larson (actress)

October 1st in History

331 BC Alexander The Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of Gaugamela.

Alexander The Great

1931 The Waldorf Astroia hotel opens in New York.

1938 Germany annexes the Sudetenland.

1946 Nazi leaders sentenced at the Nuremberg Trials.

1949 The People's Republic of China is declared by Mao Zedong.


1960 Cyprus independent from UK.

1960 Nigeria independent from UK.

1971 Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida.

1975 The Thriller in Manila: Boxers, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, fight in Manila, the Philippines.

Muhammad Ali

October 1st is also

National Day (People's Republic of China)

Independence Day (Cyprus)

Independence Day (Nigeria)

Independence Day (Tuvalu)

Tuvalu Flag

Children's Day (Singapore)

World Vegetarian Day


People born on October 1st are Libra


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