October 3

October 3 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2019 Daily Holidays that fall on October 3, include:

  • Bring Your Bible to School Day - October 3, 2019
  • Butterfly and Hummingbird Day 
  • Look at the Leaves Day! 
  • Mean Girls Appreciation Day 
  • National Caramel Custard Day 
  • Techie's Day 
  • Virus Appreciation Day 
  • World Temperance Day 

2019 Weekly Holidays that include October 3, are:

  • Active Aging Week - October 1-7, 2019 (Last Full Week of September, or the first week of October to coincide with the International Day of Older Persons on October 1)
  • International Sandsculpting Championship - September 27 - October 6, 2019
  • National Chimney Safety Week - September 29 - October 5, 2019 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)
  • National Fall Foliage Week - September 29 - October 5, 2019 (Begins on the Last Sunday in September)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2019 - October 15, 2019 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
  • National Midwifery Week - September 29, 2019 to October 5, 2019  (Sunday to Saturday During the First Full Week of October)
  • National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7 (First Week of October)
  • No Salt Week - October 3-10
  • Pediatric Nurses Week - September 30 - October 4, 2019 
  • Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week - October 1-7
  • Universal Children's Week - October 1-7
  • World Dairy Expo - October 1-6, 2019 (First Tuesday - Sunday in October) 

2019 Monthly Holidays that include October 3, 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 21, 2019 - October 6, 2019 Beer Festival in Munich, Germany. This festival is now held all over the World. Also, check out our Holidays in Germany page!
  • Great American Beer Festival - October 3-5, 2019 (Denver, CO)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 3 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

  • 1941 - Chubby Checker, American singer and songwriter (The Twist)
  • 1947 - Fred DeLuca, American businessman who co-founded Subway (d. 2015)
  • 1949 - Lindsey Buckingham, American, songwriter, and guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
  • 1954 - Stevie Ray Vaughan, American guitarist, singer and songwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1959 - Jack Wagner, American actor and singer (General Hospital, Melrose Place)
  • 1964 - Clive Owen, English actor (Closer, Sin City)
  • 1969 - Gwen Stefani, American singer, songwriter and fashion designer (No Doubt)

Famous Deaths

  • 1226 - Francis of Assisi, Italian friar and saint (b. 1181)
  • 1867 - Elias Howe, American engineer who invented the sewing maching (b. 1819)
  • 1998 - Roddy McDowall, English and American actor (Planet of the Apes, My Friend Flicka) (b. 1928)
  • 2004 - Janet Leigh, American actress (Psycho, Little Women) (b. 1927)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1944 - Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer
  • 1988 - Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley marries musician Danny Keough

Quote of the Day

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

No Salt Week is October 3-10!

"What should your salt intake be per day?" If you are like most people, you're clueless! You stand in line at Costco unloading package after package of heavily processed food, without realizing one serving might include an entire day’s limit!

No Salt Week is October 3-10!

What should your salt intake be per day? Find out facts about salt and ways to reduce your salt intake from Healthy Diet Habits.

Check out the stats before you purchase processed foods and you might be surprised what you find! Adding lots of foods that contain a high sodium level is not a healthy diet habit!

Find out more facts about Salt and ways to reduce your salt intake from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1789 - George Washington proclaims the 1st National Thanksgiving Day on November 26
  • 1849 - American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore and was the last time he was seen in public before his death
  • 1863 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln designates the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
  • 1872 - Bloomingdale's department store opens in New York City
  • 1932 - Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom and joins the League of Nations
  • 1952 - Britain successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world's third nuclear power
  • 1995 - O.J. Simpson is found not guilty of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in Los Angeles, CA
  • 2008 - U.S. President George W. Bush signs the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

This Day in Music

  • 2014 - The Rumours album from Fleetwood Mac is certified Double Diamond for sales of over 20 million in the U.S.
  • 2004 - Joss Stone's album Mind Body & Soul debuts at #1 in Britain
  • 2001 - Keith Urban wins the Aria Award in Australia, an Outstanding Achievement Award

Above, is the video of The Fighter with Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood

This Day in Sports

  • 1920 - The NFL plays its first games
  • 1970 - Baseball umpires strike for the first time
  • 1971 - Tennis player Billie Jean King becomes the first female athlete to win $100,000

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Unitive (adjective)

1. Causing or characterized by unity or union.

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