October 29

October 29 Information from the Holidays and Observances website!

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on October 29, include:

  • International Internet Day 
  • National Cat Day 
  • National Hermit Day 
  • National Oatmeal Day 
  • Read for the Record Day 
  • Reformation Sunday - October 29, 2023 (Sunday before Halloween)
  • Visit a Cemetery Day - October 29, 2023 (Last Sunday in October)
  • World Psoriasis Day 
  • World Stroke Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 29, are:

  • Disarmament Week - October 24-30
  • International Magic Week - October 25-31
  • National Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31 (Last 9 days of October)
  • Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week - October 24-31
  • World Origami Days - October 24 - November 11

2023 Monthly Holidays that include October 29, 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
(Date Order)

  • Cricket World Cup - October 5 - November 19, 2023

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 29 is Scorpio which spans from October 23 to November 21.

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

  • 1942 - Bob Ross, American painter and television host (d. 1995)
  • 1948 - Kate Jackson, American actress, director, and producer (Charlies Angels)

Famous Deaths

  • 1618 - Walter Raleigh, English admiral, explorer and politician who became the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey (b. 1554)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1951 - Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and his first wife Nancy Barbato divorce after 12 years of marriage
  • 2010 - Country singer Randy Travis divorces his manager Lib Hatcher after 19 years of marriage

Quote of the Day

October 29th is National Cat Day!

October 29th is National Cat Day!

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

Info. to come shortly!

This Day in History

  • 1390 - The first trial for witchcraft in Paris, France leads to the death of three people
  • 1618 - English explorer and soldier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England
  • 1792 - Mount Hood in Oregon is named after Samuel Hood by Lt William E Broughton who sighted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River
  • 1863 - The International Red Cross is formed after eighteen countries meet in Geneva
  • 1901 - Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President William McKinley, is executed by electrocution
  • 1923 - Following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey becomes a republic
  • 1929 - The New York Stock Exchange crashes, ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920's and results in the beginning of the Great Depression. The crash will become known as the Crash of '29 or Black Tuesday
  • 1941 - Over 10,000 Jews are shot by German occupiers at the Ninth Fort in Lithuania 
  • 1944 - During World War II, the Soviet Red Army enters Hungary
  • 1964 - The Star of India, a gem is stolen from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City by Murph the Surf and gang
  • 1967 - Expo 67, the World Fair in Montreal closes with over 50 million visitors attending
  • 1969 - The first ever computer to computer link is establish on ARPANET which is the precursor to the Internet
  • 1998 - The second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, Hurricane Mitch makes landfall in Honduras
  • 2008 - Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines merge, becoming the world's largest airline
  • 2012 - Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast of the United States causing $70 billion in damages and killing 148 directly and 138 indirectly
  • 2015 - After 35 years, China announces the end of their one-child policy
  • 2018 - A Boeing 737 MAX plane crashes after take-off from Jakarta, Indonesia killing 189 people on board

This Day in Music

  • 1787 - Mozart's opera Don Giovanni is performed for the first time in Prague
  • 1983 - Islands in the Stream written by the Bee Gees hits #1 in the U.S. as a duet by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
  • 1983 - Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd breaks the record for most weeks on the Billboard albums chart with 491 weeks. It remains on the charts until 1988, when it drops off with 724 weeks on  
  • 2000 - Holler / Let Love Lead The Way by the Spice Girl hits #1 in the U.K.

Pink Floyd - Time

This Day in Sports

  • 1921 - One of the biggest upsets in college football history occurs when the Harvard University football team loses to Centre College and end their 25-game winning streak 
  • 1960 - The Cal Poly football team is on board an airplane that crashes on takeoff in Toledo, Ohio. Of the 48 on board, 22 are killed including both of the pilots
  • 1987 - Thomas Hearns wins his 4th different weight boxing title

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(stratospheric) adj.

1. (meteorology) Of, relating to, or occurring the stratosphere ("the region of the uppermost atmosphere")
2. (figuratively, colloquial) Unusually or unreasonably high; astronomical

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