2023 Daily Holidays that fall on October 20, include:
Community Media Day
Global Champagne Day - October 20, 2023 (Third Friday in October)
International Chef's Day
International Sloth Day
Mammography Day - October 20, 2023 (Third Friday in October)
Miss American Rose Day
National Brandied Fruit Day
National Call-In Day for Health Reform
National Day on Writing
National Pharmacy Buyer Day - October 20, 2023 (Friday of the Third Full Week in October)
National Suspenders Day
National Youth Conference Day
Office Chocolate Day
The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller
World Osteoporosis Day
World Statistics Day - October 20, 2020 (Celebrated every five years)
World Student Day - October 20, 2023 (Third Friday in October)
2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 20, are:
Birth of the Bab - Evening of October 19, 2023 to Evening of October 20, 2023
Bone and Joint Health Action Week - October 12-20
Bullying Bystanders Unite Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Full Week of October)
Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week - October 17-24
Freedom From Bullies Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Full Week in October)
Freedom of Speech Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Week in October)
Infection Control Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third week of October)
International Credit Union Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Week of International Credit Union Day)
International Infection Prevention Week - October 15-21, 2023
Mediation Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Week in October)
Medical Assistants Recognition Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Full Week in October)
Meditation Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Week in October)
National Business Women's Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Full Week of October)
National Character Counts Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Full Week of October)
National Chemistry Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Full Week of October)
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week - October 15-21, 2023
National Food Bank Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Week that has Oct. 16th in it - World Food Day)
National Forest Products Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Week that starts on the Third Sunday in October)
National Friends of Libraries Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Full Week of October)
National Healthcare Quality Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Full Week of October)
National Medical Assistants Recognition Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Full Week in October)
National Pharmacy Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Full Week in October)
National Save For Retirement Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Full Week of October)
National School Bus Safety Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Full Week of October)
National Teen Driver Safety Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Full Week in October)
National Veterinary Technician Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Week of October)
National Wolf Awareness Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Week of October from Sunday - Saturday)
Navratri - October 15-24, 2023 (Hindu Holiday)
Right Care Action Week - October 15-21, 2023
Rodent Awareness Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Full Week in October)
Spiritual Care Week - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Full Week in October)
YWCA Week Without Violence - October 15-21, 2023 (Third Week in October)
2023 Monthly Holidays that include October 20, 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
The Astrological Sign for October 20 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.
1927 - Joyce Brothers - American psychologist, advice columnist, author, and actress (d. 2013)
1931 - Mickey Mantle - American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1995)
1950 - Tom Petty - American singer, songwriter, and producer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (d. 2017)
1958 - Viggo Mortensen - American-Danish actor and producer (Witness, The Lord of the Rings trilogy)
1970 - Michelle Malkin - American author, blogger and political commentator
1964 - Herbert Hoover, American engineer and politician who became the 31st President of the United States (b. 1874)
1994 - Burt Lancaster, American actor (Gunflight at the O.K. Corral, Field of Dreams) (b. 1913)
2006 - Jane Wyatt, American actress (Father Knows Best) (b. 1910)
2012 - John McConnell, American activist who created Earth Day (b. 1915)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1853 - Benjamin Harrison, 23rd U.S. President marries music teacher Caroline Scott
1968 - Jacqueline Kennedy, former 1st Lady of the U.S. marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis
1991 - Country singer Clint Black marries actress Lisa Hartman
Quote of the Day
October 20th is International Chef's Day!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Check out Kerry's Top 10 Healthy Diet Habits to make Lifestyle Solutions for permanent weight control on her Healthy Diet Habits website. Plus other tips!!
This Day in History
1803 - The United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase
1818 - The United States and the United Kingdom sign the Convention of 1818 that makes the Canada-United States border on the 49th parallel for most of its length
1904 - The Treaty of Peace and Friendship is signed by Chile and Bolivia, delimiting the border between the two countries
1944 -130 people are killed and 30 blocks leveled when liquefied natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland and then explodes
1961 - The Soviet Union launches an R-13 from a Golf-class submarine as the first armed test of a submarine launched ballistic missile
1973 - After 14 years of construction, the Sydney Opera House, in Sydney, Australia is opened by Elizabeth II
1976 - While crossing the Mississippi River, the ferry George Prince is struck by a ship killing seventy-eight passengers and crew
1991 - More than 1,000 people are killed when a 6.8 Mw earthquake strikes the Uttarkashi region of India
1991 - More than 3,000 homes, apartments and condominiums are destroyed and 25 people killed when a massive fire breaks out in the Hills of Oakland and Berkeley, CA
This Day in Music
1962 - Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers hits #1 and ultimately becomes the most famous Halloween song
1973 - Angie by The Rolling Stones hits #1 in the U.S.
1977 - Six people, including three band members of the rock bank Lynyrd Skynyrd are killed when their plane crashes in Mississippi
1979 - Rise, an instrumental by Herb Alpert goes to #1 in the U.S.
1998 - 98 Degrees and Rising is an album released by 98 Degrees
2003 - Frank is the first album released by Amy Winehouse in the U.K.
2016 - Better Man is released by Little Big Town (video below)
This Day in Sports
1963 - Jim Brown sets an NFL single season rushing record of 1,863 yards
1964 - Ann Packer of Great Britain wins a gold medal in the women's 800m run at the Tokyo Olympics while also setting a world record of 2:01.1
1973 - U.S. President Nixon proclaims that Jim Thorpe has been the greatest athlete of the 1st half of the 20th century
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
(dance card) n.
1. (dance, dated) A card on which a person (usually a woman) lists those they have agreed to dance with 2. (figuratively) An appointment schedule 3. (figuratively) A list of items
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