October 20

October 20 Information from the Holidays and Observances website!

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2021 Daily Holidays that fall on October 20, include:

  • BRA Day USA - October 20, 2021 (Third Wednesday in October) (BRA = Breast Reconstruction Awareness)
  • Community Media Day 
  • Global Dignity Day - October 20, 2021 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Hagfish Day - October 20, 2021 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • International Chef's Day 
  • International Print Day - October 20, 2021 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • International Sloth Day
  • Love Your Body Day - October 20, 2021 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Day - October 20, 2021 (Wednesday of the Third Full Week in October)
  • Miss American Rose Day 
  • National Brandied Fruit Day 
  • National Call-In Day for Health Reform 
  • National Day on Writing 
  • National Suspenders Day
  • National Youth Conference Day
  • Office Chocolate Day 
  • Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce - October 20, 2021 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Thank Your Cleaner Day - October 20, 2021
  • The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller 
  • Unity Day - October 20, 2021 (Third or Fourth Wednesday in October)
  • World Osteoporosis Day 
  • World Statistics Day - October 20, 2020 (Celebrated every five years)

2021 Weekly Holidays that include October 20, are:

  • Bone and Joint Health Action Week - October 12-20
  • Bullying Bystanders Unite Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week of October)
  • Cricket World Cup - October 1 - November 14, 2021
  • Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week - October 17-24
  • Freedom From Bullies Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week in October)
  • Freedom of Speech Week - October 18-24, 2021 (Third Week in October)
  • International Credit Union Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Week of International Credit Union Day)
  • International Dyslexia Association Reading Week - October 20-23, 2021
  • International Infection Prevention Week - October 18-24, 2021
  • Mediation Week - October 18-24, 2021 (Third Week in October)
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week in October)
  • National Business Women's Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Character Counts Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Chemistry Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week - October 17-23, 2021 
  • National Forest Products Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Week that starts on the Third Sunday in October)
  • National Friends of Libraries Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Health Education Week - October 18-22, 2021 (Third M-F week of October)
  • National Healthcare Quality Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Medical Assistants Recognition Week - October 17-23, 2021
  • National Nuclear Science Week - October 18-22, 2021
  • National Pharmacy Week  - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week in October)
  • National Save For Retirement Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National School Bus Safety Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Teen Driver Safety Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week in October)
  • National Wolf Awareness Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Week of October from Sunday - Saturday)
  • Nuclear Science Week - October 18-22, 2021 (Third M-F Week in October)
  • Rabi '-al-Awwal - October 7, 2021 - November 5, 2021
  • Rodent Awareness Week - October 17-23, 2021
  • Spiritual Care Week - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Full Week in October)
  • Winter Weather Preparedness Week - October 20 - November 9 (Dates Vary by State)
  • YWCA Week Without Violence - October 17-23, 2021 (Third Week in October) 

2021 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.

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.


World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • World Series - October 19-27, 2021 - A series of baseball games between the winning teams of the American League and the National League to decide the championship of the major leagues.

Astrological Sign

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.


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

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • 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!

October 20th is International Chef's Day!


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

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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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