October 15

October 15 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2021 Daily Holidays that fall on October 15, include:

  • Blind Americans Equality Day 
  • Breast Health Day 
  • Dussehra - October 15, 2021
  • Global Champagne Day - October 15, 2021 (Third Friday in October)
  • Global Handwashing Day 
  • I Love Lucy Day 
  • International Day of Rural Women 
  • Mammography Day - October 15, 2021 (Third Friday in October)
  • My Mom is a Student Day 
  • National Aesthetician Day 
  • National Boss Day - October 15, 2021 (October 16 annually except if it falls on a weekend, then nearest weekday)
  • National Cheese Curd Day
  • National Chicken Cacciatore Day 
  • National Grouch Day 
  • National Latino AIDS Awareness Day 
  • National Mushroom Day 
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • National Pug Day
  • National Roast Pheasant Day
  • Sewing Lovers Day 
  • White Cane Safety Day 
  • World Student Day - October 15, 2021 (Third Friday in October)

2021 Weekly Holidays that include October 15, are:

  • Bone and Joint Health Action Week - October 12-20
  • 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 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)
  • 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 15, 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 15 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

  • 1924 - Lee Iacocca, American author and businessman who developed the Ford Mustang and Ford Pinto)
  • 1945 - Jim Palmer, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1946 - Richard Carpenter, American singer and songwriter, part of the duet The Carpenters
  • 1953 - Tito Jackson, American singer and songwriter, part of the Jackson 5
  • 1959 - Sarah, Duchess of York

Famous Deaths

  • 1964 - Cole Porter, American composer and songwriter (Kiss Me Kate) (b. 1891)
  • 2018 - Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and owner of the Seattle Seahawks (b. 1953)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1501 - Prince Arthur, Heir to the English throne marries Catherine of Aragon
  • 1913 - Author Beatrix Potter (The Tale of Peter Rabbit) marries solicitor William Heelis
  • 1948 - 38th U.S. President Gerald Ford marries Elizabeth Bloomer Warren

Quote of the Day

Family First! Family is Everything!

Family First!!

Family is everything! Spend as much time with them as you can along the way and developed cherished memories that will stay with you forever!

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

How can you as a parent help your babies to be Healthy Infants? The first years of your babies’ life are critical in their development. They are growing at an amazing rate and need healthy nutrition to fuel that growth and development. This is the time that you want to be introducing healthy diet habits into your babies’ life every single new month, nursing time, meal or snack! But let’s stick to the basics first!

Tips for Healthy Infants!

Find out some tips for Healthy Infants from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1582 - The Gregorian calendar is adopted
  • 1783 - The Montgolfier brothers hot air balloon makes the first human ascent piloted by Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier
  • 1793 - Queen Marie Antoinette of France is tried and convicted of treason
  • 1815 - Napoleon starts his exile on Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean
  • 1878 - The Edison Electric Light Company starts operation
  • 1879 - Flooding on the Segura river in southeaster Spain kills 1077 people
  • 1928 - The Graf Zeppelin finishes its first trans-Atlantic flight in Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • 1932 - Tata Airlines makes its first flight, later changing it's name to Air India
  • 1939 - The New York Municipal Airport is dedicated, ultimately changing its name to LaGuardia Airport
  • 1954 - Hurricane Hazel is responsible for the deaths of 95 and causing huge floods along the eastern seaboard of North America as far as Toronto
  • 1966 - The Black Panther Party is created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale
  • 1970 - During the construction of the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne, Australia, a span of the bridge falls and kills 35 workers
  • 1990 - Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union leader is given the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to open up his nation and lesson the Cold War tensions
  • 2008 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 733.08 points or 7.87% in the second worst percentage drop in the Dow's history
  • 2013 - At least 215 people die when the 7.2 Mw Bohol earthquake hits the Philippines

This Day in Music

  • 1977 - You Light Up My Life, by Debbie Boone hits #1 on the Hot 100 and remains there for 10 weeks
  • 2000 - Beautiful Day by U2 is their fourth #1 hit in the UK (video below)
  • 2006 - Patti Smith plays the last show at the venue CBGB in Manhattan
  • 2014 - Chuck Berry performs for the last time at the St. Louis club Blueberry Hill

This Day in Sports

  • 1912 - Tris Speaker of the Red Sox makes the only world series unassisted double play from the outfield
  • 1972 - Chris Evert at 17 wins the inaugural WTA Tour Campionship at Boca Raton, Florida
  • 1989 - Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe to become the all time leading points scorer in the NHL

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(antidictionary) n.

1. (computational linguistics) The set of all words of minimal length that never appear in a particular string

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