October 16

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2021 Daily Holidays that fall on October 16, include:

  • Bridge Day - October 16, 2021 (Third Saturday in October)
  • Department Store Day 
  • Dictionary Day 
  • Global Cat Day - (also known as National Feral Cat Day)
  • International Independent Video Store Day - October 16, 2021 (Third Saturday in October)
  • International Repair Day - October 16, 2021 (Third Saturday in October)
  • National Cut Up Your Credit Card Day 
  • National Dictionary Day 
  • National Feral Cat Day - (Also known as Global Cat Day)
  • National Fetch Day - October 16, 2021 (Third Saturday in October)
  • National Learn a Word Day 
  • National Liqueur Day 
  • Steve Jobs Day 
  • Sweetest Day - October 16, 2021 (Third Saturday in October)
  • World Anesthesia Day 
  • World Food Day 
  • World Spine Day 

2021 Weekly Holidays that include October 16, are:

  • Bone and Joint Health Action Week - October 12-20
  • 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 Metric Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Week that has Oct. 10th in it)
  • National Veterinary Technician Week - October 10-16, 2021
  • Pet Peeve Week - October 10-16, 2021 (Second Full Week of October)
  • Rabi '-al-Awwal - October 7, 2021 - November 5, 2021
  • 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

2021 Monthly Holidays that include October 16, 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.

NOTE:

  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 16 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.


Birthstone

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

  • 1854 - Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, poet, and novelist (The Picture of Dorian Grey) (d. 1900)
  • 1925 - Angela Lansbury, English-American actress, singer and producer (Murder She Wrote)
  • 1946 - Suzanne Somers, American actress and producer (Three's Company)

Famous Deaths

  • 1793 - Marie Antoinette, Austrian born queen consort of Louis XVI of France (b. 1755)
  • 1997 - James A. Michener, American author (Tales of the South Pacific) (b. 1907)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1986 - Marie Osmond marries Brian Blosil
  • 1924 - Margaret Mitchell, American writer who wrote Gone with the Wind divorces her 1st husband Berrien Upshaw


Quote of the Day

October 16 is Global Cat Day - (also known as National Feral Cat Day)


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

October 16 is World Food Day!

Healthy Recipes are a Lifestyle Solution for fast food in our lives. Many of us eat out for over half of our daily meals. We are busy, tired, and the thought of making a meal does not make sense, when grab and go fast food is so available and cheap. Our kids love fast food, and we aim to please. This is not a healthy diet habit. Kerry's recipe section will focus on quick healthy meals.


October 16 is World Food Day!

Healthy Recipes are a Lifestyle Solution for fast food in our lives.

Check out Kerry's Healthy Recipes on her Healthy Diet Habits website!


This Day in History

  • 1780 - The Great Hurricane of 1780 ends after its sixth day and leaves between 20,000 and 24,000 residents of the Lesser Antilles dead
  • 1793 - During the French Revolution, Queen Marie Antoinette is executed
  • 1834 - Much of the Palace of Westminster in London burns in a fire
  • 1841 - Queen's University is founded in the Province of Canada
  • 1847 - The novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is published in London
  • 1859 - John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia
  • 1875 - Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah
  • 1882 - The Nickel Plate Railroad opens
  • 1919 - Adolf Hitler gives his first publish speech at a meeting of the German Worker's Party
  • 1923 - The Walt Disney Company is founded
  • 1947 - The Philippines takes over the administration of the Turtle Islands and the Mangsee Islands from the U.K.
  • 1964 - China detonates its first nuclear weapon
  • 1978 - Pope John Paul II becomes the first non-Italian pontiff since 1523
  • 1995 - The Skye Bridge in Scotland is opened for the first time

This Day in Music

  • 1982 - I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton hits #1 for the second time
  • 1991 - The Blood Sugar Sex Magik tour by the Red Hot Chili Peppers starts with a show in Madison, Wisconsin and opening acts by Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam
  • 1992 - Ignition is the second album released by The Offspring
  • 2003 - Apple launches a Windows version of their iTunes store, previously only available on Macs
  • 2012 - Darius Rucker is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry

Smashing Pumpkins - 1979


This Day in Sports

  • 1936 - BBWAA votes Lou Gehrig AL MVP
  • 1949 - Red Byron wins the 1st NASCAR Sprint Cup
  • 1993 - Aretha Franklin sings the U.S. National Anthem in Toronto before Game 1 of the World Series

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(esculent) adj. (formal)

1. Suitable for eating; eatable, edible.
2. (figuratively) "Good enough to eat";

(esculent) n. (formal)
1. Something edible, especially a vegetable; a comestible
2. (mycology, specifically) An edible mushroom

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