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Events of October 15th:

October 15th is the 288th day of the year (289th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 77 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about October 15th, 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 15th:

70 BC Virgil (poet)

1829 Asaph Hall III (astronomer - discovered the moons of Mars)

1844 Friedrich Nietzsche (philosopher)

Friedrich Nietzsche

1878 Paul Reynaud (Prime Minister of France 1940)

1881 P. G. Wodehouse (author)

1894 Moshe Sharett (Israeli Prime Minister 1954-1955)

1905 C. P. Snow (chemist, author)

1914 Mohammed Zahir Shah (King of Afghanistan 1933-1973)

1915 Yitzhak Shamir (Israeli Prime Minister 1983-1984, 1986-1992)

Yitzhak Shamir

1917 Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (historian)

1920 Mario Puzo (author - The Godfather)

1924 Lee Iacocca (businessman)

1926 Michel Foucalt (philosopher)#

1944 David Trimble (Northern Irish politician)

1948 Chris de Burgh (singer-songwriter)

1953 Tito Jackson (singer-songwriter, guitarist - The Jackson Five)

1959 Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (British royal)

Sarah Ferguson

1971 Andy Cole (soccer player)

October 15th in History:

1815 Former French Emperor Napoleon begins his exile on the island of Saint Helena.

Napoleon Bonaparte

1878 The Edison Electric Light Company (predecessor of General Electric) begins operations.

1894 In France, Alfred Dreyfus (a military officer) is arrested for spying.

1951 I Love Lucy makes its TV debut.

1970 Anwar Sadat becomes President of Egypt.

1987 The Great Storm of 1987 hits the UK and France.

2003 China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.

October 15th is also:

White Cane Safety Day (USA)

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day


People born on October 15th are Libra


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