October 2

October 2 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2018 Daily Holidays that fall on October 2, include:

  • Guardian Angels Day 
  • International Day of Non-Violence 
  • National Custodial Workers Day
  • National Fried Scallops Day 
  • National Research Maniacs Food Day 
  • Phileas Fogg Wager Day 
  • World Farm Animals Day 
  • World No Alcohol Day 

2018 Weekly Holidays that include October 2, are:

  • Customer Service Week - October 1-5, 2018 (First Mon-Fri Week in October) 
  • Drive Safely Work Week - October 1-5, 2018 (Monday - Friday of First Full Week in October)
  • Financial Planning Week - October 1-7, 2018 (First Mon-Sun Week in October)
  • International Sandsculpting Championship - September 28 - October 7, 2018
  • Kid's Goal Setting Week - October  1-5, 2018
  • National Chimney Safety Week - October 1-7, 2018 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)
  • National Fall Foliage Week - September 30 - October 6, 2018 (Begins on the Last Sunday in September)
  • National Healthcare Food Service Workers Week - October 1-7, 2018 (First Week in October) 
  • National Healthcare Resource & Materials Management Week - October 1-7, 2018 (First Week of October)
  • National Heimlich Heroes Week - October 1-5, 2018 (First Full M-F Week in October)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2018 - October 15, 2018 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
  • National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7 (First Week of October)
  • National Work From Home Week - October 1-5, 2018 (First Full Week in October)
  • Pediatric Nurses Week - October 1-7, 2018 
  • Shemini Atzeret - Evening of September 30, 2018 to Evening of October 2, 2018
  • Simchat Torah - Evening of October 1, 2018 to Evening of October 2, 2018
  • Spinning & Weaving Week - October 1-7, 2018 (First Full Week Mon-Sun in October) 
  • Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week - October 1-7
  • Universal Children's Week - October 1-7
  • World Dairy Expo - October 2-7, 2018 (First Tuesday - Sunday in October) 

2018 Monthly Holidays that include October 2, 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.

World Festivals and Events

  • Oktoberfest - September 22, 2018 - October 7, 2018 Beer Festival in Munich, Germany. This festival is now held all over the World. Also, check out our Holidays in Germany page!

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 2 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

  • 1452 - Richard III of England (d. 1485)
  • 1869 - Mahatma Gandhi, Indian activist and philospher (d. 1948)
  • 1890 - Groucho Marx, American actor and comedian (d. 1977)
  • 1945 - Don McLean, American singer (d. 1977)
  • 1951 - Sting, English singer (The Police) and actor 

Famous Deaths

  • 1803 - Samuel Adams, American politician who was the 4th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1722)
  • 1985 - Rock Hudson, American actor (McMillan & Wife) (b. 1925)
  • 1998 - Gene Autry, American actor and singer (b. 1907)
  • 2017 - Tom Petty, American singer and songwriter (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (b. 1950)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1970 - Actor Christopher Plummer marries actress Elaine Taylor
  • 1970 - Scottish singer Donovan marries Linda Lawrence

Quote of the Day

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

The month of October is Hunger Awareness Month!

The difference between emotional and physical hunger must be understood before you can begin to recognize whether you are eating emotionally. Once you determine that you are eating emotionally, you can employ a great healthy diet habit to overcome your emotional eating.

What Sounds Good? Comfort Food or a Healthy Meal (pictured below)? Answering this question is a clue to why you are eating!

Find out more about Hunger from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

The difference between emotional and physical hunger must be understood before you can begin to recognize whether you are eating emotionally. Find out more about hunger!

This Day in History

  • 1789 - George Washington sends The United States bill of Rights to the States for ratification
  • 1835 - Mexican soldiers attempt to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas, but run into resistance from the militia
  • 1919 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson becomes partially paralyzed after having a stroke
  • 1925 - John Logie Baird performs the first test of a television
  • 1942 - The Ocean Liner RMS Queen Mary accidentally hits and sinks her escort ship, HMS Curacoa, off the coast of Ireland, killing all 239 aboard
  • 1950 - Charles M. Schultz publishes his first Peanuts cartoon
  • 1958 - Guinea declares its independence from France
  • 1959 - The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS
  • 1970 - The Wichita State University football team are killed in a plane crash that kills 31
  • 2002 - The Beltway sniper attacks begin and continue for over three weeks

This Day in Music

R.I.P. Tom Petty - 10/2/2017

  • 1995 - British rock band Oasis releases their album (What's the Story?) Morning Glory. Their single Champagne Supernova (video below), is released in the U.S. where it eventually hits #1 on the Modern Rock chart
  • 2010 - One Direction performs a cover of Torn on Season 7 of The X Factor (UK) where they finish in third place. This is the first time that they had performed as a group after being eliminated as soloists.  
  • 2011 - Louis Tomlinson of One Direction sends a tweet to his bandmate Harry Styles. It becomes the second most retweeted tweet in history

This Day in Sports

  • 1921 - Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees hits a record 59th HR
  • 1947 - Yogi Berra of the Yankees becomes the first to pinch hit a World Series HR
  • 1957 - The New York Yankees play in their 25th World Series
  • 1974 - Hank Aaron has his 733rd HR on his last NL at bat
  • 1980 - Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title
  • 1991 - Steffi Graf is the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Spluge (verb)

1. To gush, to flow or move in a rush. To spend (usually money) lavishly or extravagantly.

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