October 11

October 11 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2021 Daily Holidays that fall on October 11, include:

  • Columbus Day - October 11, 2021 (Second Monday in October)
  • General Pulaski Memorial Day 
  • Indigenous People's Day - October 11, 2021 (State Holiday in some U.S. States)
  • International Day of the Girl Child 
  • Kimberly Day 
  • Myths & Legends Day For All Fantasy Movie, Books, and Legends Cephalopods 
  • National Coming Out Day 
  • National Food Truck Day
  • National It's My Party Day 
  • National Kick Butt Day - October 11, 2021 (Second Monday in October)
  • National Online Banking Day - October 11, 2021 (Second Monday in October)
  • National Sausage Pizza Day 
  • Native American Day's (South Dakota) - October 11, 2021 (Second Monday in October)
  • Southern Food Heritage Day 
  • World Obesity Day 
  • "You Go Girl" Day 

2021 Weekly Holidays that include October 11, are:

  • Cephalopod Awareness Days - October 8-12
  • Choose to be G.R.E.A.T Week - October 11-15, 2021
  • Cricket World Cup - October 1 - November 14, 2021
  • Death Penalty Focus Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week with October 10th in it)
  • Drink Local Wine Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Earth Science Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Emergency Nurses Week - October 10-16, 2021
  • Improve Your Home Office Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Case Management Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Chestnut Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Food Bank Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week that has Oct. 16th in it - World Food Day)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2021 - October 15, 2021 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
  • National Metric Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week that has Oct. 10th in it)
  • National Physician Assistants Week - October 6-12
  • National School Lunch Week - October 11-15, 2021 (Starts on Second Monday in October) 
  • National Veterinary Technician Week - October 10-16, 2021
  • Navratri - October 7-15, 2021 (Hindu Holiday)
  • Pet Peeve Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
  • Rabi '-al-Awwal - October 7, 2021 - November 5, 2021
  • School Lunch Week - October 11-15, 2021 (Second M-F Week of October)
  • Spinning & Weaving Week - October 4-11, 2021 (First Full Week Mon-Sun in October) 
  • Take Your Medicine Americans Week - October 10-17
  • Teen Read Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week of Columbus Day)
  • Veterinary Technicians Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Week in October)
  • World Rainforest Week - October 11-16, 2021
  • Youth Protection Week (Kiwanis) - October 11-15, 2021

2021 Monthly Holidays that include October 11, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our October Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of October.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 11 is Libra which spans from September 23 to October 23.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of October is:

  • Marigold is a Mediterranean native plant and has been prized for both its beauty and versatility. They come in a range of colors including white, gold, and yellow; however, probably the most popular is bright orange.

This year, I used several flats of marigolds around all my vegetables that I was growing.  I also re-potted a bunch of hanging baskets with succulents and put some yellow marigolds in each one for some color.


The Birthstone(s) for October are :

  • Opal gemstones are truly unique, because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination.
  • Tourmaline is a favorite gemstone for many because it's available in a rainbow of beautiful colors.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1835 - Theodore Thomas, American conductor who founded the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (d. 1905)
  • 1884 - Eleanor Roosevelt, American politician who became the 39th First Lady of the United States (d. 1962)
  • 1905 - Fred Trump, American real estate entrepreneur (d. 1999)
  • 1932 - Dottie West, American singer, songwriter, and actress (d. 1991)
  • 1946 - Daryl Hall, American singer, songwriter, and producer (Hall & Oates)
  • 1961 - Steve Young, American football player (S.F. 49ers)  and sportscaster

Famous Deaths

  • 1779 - Casimir Pulaski, Polish-American General (b. 1745)
  • 1809 - Meriwether Lewis, American captain, explorer and politician, famous for the Lewis & Clark Expedition. He was the 2nd Governor of the Louisiana Territory (b. 1774)
  • 2007 - Werner von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (b. 1915)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1938 - Jazz musician Louis Armstrong marries Alpha Smith
  • 1987 - British singer Joe Cocker marries Pam Baker
  • 1997 - Actress Jaclyn Smith (Charlie's Angels) marries Dr. Bradley Allen

Quote of the Day

Overweight Kids become Overweight Adults!  October 11th is World Obesity Day!

October 11th is World Obesity Day!

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

October 11th is World Obesity Day!

Obesity is a very hot topic in our country, because 1 out of 3 people are now considered obeseChildhood Obesity is on the rise! Do these people just grossly overeat, or is there something else going on? If current research is correct, would we be a nation growing larger? If we were eating the way that the food pyramid suggests, would another 1/3 of our nation be overweight as well? There are some serious problems going on, that are leading to this epidemic.

October 11th is World Obesity Day!

Kerry has a list of sobering overweight statistics and obese statistics on her Obesity page on her Healthy Diet Habits website.

This Day in History

  • 1138 - One of the most destructive earthquakes hits Aleppo, Syria
  • 1767 - The survey of the Mason-Dixon line separating the U.S. states of Maryland and Pennsylvania is completed
  • 1811 - The Juliana is the first steam powered ferry to operate in the New York harbor
  • 1852 - Australia's oldest university, the University of Sydney is inaugurated 
  • 1890 - The Daughters of the American Revolution is founded in Washington D.C. 
  • 1910 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane
  • 1937 - The Duke and Duchess of Windsor (Wallis Simpson) tour Nazi Germany for 12 days and meet Adolf Hitler on October 22
  • 1944 - The Soviet Union annexed the Tuvan People's Republic
  • 1968 - Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission is launched by NASA
  • 1976 - George Washington is posthumously promoted to the grade of General of the Armies
  • 1984 - Astronaut Kathryne D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk
  • 2000 - NASA launches STS-92, their 100th Space Shuttle mission
  • 2001 - The Polaroid Corp. files for federal bankruptcy protection

This Day in Music

  • 1975 - Saturday Night Live makes it debut on NBC with two musical guests, Janis Ian and Billy Preston
  • 1983 - Can't Slow down is the second solo album released by Lionel Richie
  • 1986 - When I Think of You by Janet Jackson hits #1 on the Hot 100 (video below)
  • 1988 - Touch is the debut album released by Sarah McLachlan
  • 2003 - Justin Timberlake appears on Saturday Night Live for the first time as the host as well as the musical gues
  • 2016 - Rod Stewart is knighted at Buckingham Palace

This Day in Sports

  • 1911 - Ty Cobb and Frank Schulte are both name inaugural MLB MVP's
  • 1923 - Babe Ruth hits 2 home runs in a World Series game
  • 1927 - Lou Gehrig, the first baseman for the New York Yankees is named the American League MVP
  • 1967 - 3 consecutive home runs hit by Carl Yastrzemski, Reggie Smith and Rico Petrocelli of the Boston Red Sox set a World Series record

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(more power to your elbow) interj. 

1. (Britain) Used to express admiration of a person coupled with wishes for their continued success in an endeavour of their own choosing: all the best; good luck

Wishing You a Great Day Today!

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