2023 Daily Holidays that fall on October 14, include:
Be Bald and Be Free Day
I Love Yarn Day - October 14, 2023 (Second Saturday in October)
International African Penguin Awareness Day - October 14, 2023 (Second Saturday in October)
National Chess Day - October 14, 2023 (Second Saturday in October) and October 13
National Chocolate Covered Insects Day
National Costume Swap Day - October 14, 2023 (Second Saturday in October)
National Curves Day - October 14, 2023 (Second Saturday in October)
National Dessert Day
National FRUMP Day - (FRUMP = Frugal, Responsible, Unpretentious, Mature Persons Day)
National Kids Bowl Free Day - October 14, 2023 (Second Saturday in October)
National lowercase Day
National Motorcycle Ride Day - October 14, 2023 (Second Saturday in October)
Universal Music Day - October 14, 2023 (Second Saturday in October)
World Migratory Bird Day - October 14, 2023 (Second Saturday in October)
World Standards Day
2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 14, are:
Bone and Joint Health Action Week - October 12-20
Death Penalty Focus Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week with October 10th in it)
Drink Local Wine Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week in October)
Earth Science Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week in October)
Emergency Nurses Week - October 11-16, 2023
Fire Prevention Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Week of October)
Improve Your Home Office Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
National Case Management Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
National Chestnut Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2023 - October 15, 2023 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
National Metric Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week that has Oct. 10th in it)
Pet Peeve Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
Rabi 'al Awwal - September 17 - October 15, 2023
Take Your Medicine Americans Week - October 10-17
Teen Read Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week of Columbus Day)
Veterinary Technicians Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Week in October)
World Rainforest Week - October 9-14, 2023
2023 Monthly Holidays that include October 14, 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.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
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.
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
Cricket World Cup - October 5 - November 19, 2023
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 7-15, 2023
District Heritage Day - Grand Cayman - October 14 (The beginning event in the Pirates Fest Cayman Islands National Festival)
The Astrological Sign for October 14 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.
1644 - William Penn, English businessman who founded Pennsylvania (d. 1718)
1890 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, American general and politician who became the 34th President of the United States (d. 1969)
1927 - Roger Moore, English actor and producer (Acted in 7 James Bond Films) (d. 2017)
1939 - Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer who founded the Ralph Lauren Corporation
1959 - Errol Flynn, Australian-American actor, singer, and producer (The Adventures of Robin Hood) (b. 1909)
1977 - Bing Crosby, American singer, songwriter, and actor (b. 1903)
2006 - Freddy Fender, American singer and songwriter (Before the Next Teardrop Falls) (b. 1937)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1914 - Baseball star Babe Ruth marries Helen Woodford
1957 - Actor Marlon Brando (The Godfather) marries actress Anna Kashfi
1964 - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts marries Shirley Shepherd
Quote of the Day
October 14th is National Chocolate Covered Insects Day!
I think I'll give this one a hard pass!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The month of October is National Dessert Month! October 14th is also National Dessert Day!
There are millions of dessert recipes that are outstanding. Food bloggers are a growing population and gorgeous desserts that cause drooling are everywhere! They can be difficult to eat in moderation. It seems the more you eat them, the more you want them, even crave them.
Sugar has a way of causing you to want more! The average person now consumes almost 130 pounds of added sugar per year and that’s a problem.
Weight control is a huge problem for 2/3 of you, so Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits site will limit desserts, except lightened ones, and a few of my more caloric favorites that I bake for holidays.
1066 - The Battle of Hastings is the start of the Norman conquest of England
1586 - Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Queen Elizabeth I of England
1884 - George Eastman receives a U.S. patent for his new paper strip photographic film
1912 - Former President Theodore Roosevelt is shot by John Flammang Schrank. With the bullet still in his chest, he goes on to deliver his scheduled speech
1913 - The Senghenydd colliery disaster is the UK's worst coal mining accident that kills 439 miners
1933 - Germany withdraws from the League of Nations and World Disarmament Conference
1939 - During World War II, the German submarine U-47 sinks the British battleship HMS Royal Oak in Scotland
1943 - During World War II, the American Eight Air Force loses 60 of 291 B-17 Flying Fortress during their Second Raid on Schweinfurt in Germany
1947 - Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to exceed the speed of sound
1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis begins after an American reconnaissance aircraft takes photographs of Soviet ballistic missiles being installed in Cuba
1964 - The Nobel Peace Prize is given to Martin Luther King Jr., for combating racial inequality through nonviolence
1982 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims a War on Drugs
2017 - A truck bombing in Somalia kills 358 people and injures more than 400 others
This Day in Music
1972 - Ben, by Michael Jackson hits #1 in the U.S.
1977 - Linda Ronstadt sings the National Anthem at the World Series Game 3 at Dodger Stadium, L.A.
2007 - Running Down a Dream, a documentary fil about Tom Petty debuts at the New York Film Festival
2018 - Steppenwolf play their last show, fifty years after they first stated touring
Above: Steppenwolf play Born to Be Wild and Magic Carpet Ride on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1969.
This Day in Sports
1964 - Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris hit home runs on back to back pitches
1964 - American swimmer Dick Roth wins the 400m individual medley gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics and sets the world record of 4:45.4
1964 - The US 4x100m freestyle relay team of Steve Clark, Mike Austin, Gary Ilman & Don Schollander win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics and set a world record of 3:33.2
1979 - Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal
1990 - Joe Montana of the SF 49er's passes 6 touchdowns vs. Atlanta for the win of 45-35
1991 - NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner becomes the first NHL player to score his 500th NHL goals
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (military, also figuratively) An advance into enemy territory, an attempted invasion; an incursion 2. (figuratively, usually in the plural) Often followed by in, into, or on: initial progress made toward accomplishing a goal or solving a problem
(inroad) v. 1. (intransitive, archaic) To make advances or incursions. 2. (transitive, obsolete) To make an inroad into (something).
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