October 4

October 4 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2022 Daily Holidays that fall on October 4, include:

  • Dimpled Chad Day 
  • Earth at Perihelion - January 4, 2022 @ 1:52am EST (closest to the Sun)
  • Free Flower Basket Day 
  • I Am a Mentor Day 
  • National Spaghetti Day 
  • Pop Music Chart Day 
  • Tom Thumb Day 
  • Trivia Day 
  • World Braille Day 
  • World Hypnotism Day 

2022 Weekly Holidays that include October 4, are:

  • Info to Come!

2022 Monthly Holidays that include October 4, 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)

  • Info to Come!

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 4 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

  • 1923 - Charlton Heston, American actor and director (Ben-Hur, 10 Commandments) (b. 2008)
  • 1962 - Jon Secada, Cuban America singer and songwriter

Famous Deaths

  • 1669 - Rembrandt, Dutch painter (b. 1606)
  • 1890 - Catherine Booth, Co-founded The Salvation Army (b. 1829)
  • 1970 - Janis Joplin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1905 - Calvin Coolidge (30th U.S. President) marries Grace Anna Goodhue

Quote of the Day

Today, October 4th is World Animal Day and World Pet's Day

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

There are many weight loss problems that will need to be addressed on your path to losing weight. Preparing for them at the beginning allows you to avoid being blindsided later on. Tips and strategies for success can be on hand when you face these difficulties, or areas that you need to change.

There are many weight loss problems that will need to be addressed on your path to losing weight. Preparing for them at the beginning allows you to avoid being blindsided later on.

Diets have encouraged taking a deep breath, and gutting it out with as much will power and determination that you can muster. This might work for the short term, but once your diet is over, the old patterns of eating soon return, along with the weight! There are manlifestyle solutions and healthy diet habits that you can incorporate for success!

Learn more about Weight Loss Problems from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1535  - The Coverdale Bible is the first complete English language bible printed by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale
  • 1824 - Mexico becomes a republic after adopting a new constitution
  • 1876 - Texas A&M University opens as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas
  • 1883 - The Orient Express leaves on its first official journey from Paris to Istanbul
  • 1927 - Gutzon Borglum starts sculpting Mount Rushmore and works on it until 1941
  • 1941 - Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character in on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post for the first time
  • 1957 - Sputnik 1 is launched as the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth
  • 1960 - Eastern Air Lines Flight 375 out of Boston's Logan International Airport crashes after a bird strike on takeoff, ultimately killing 62 out of 72 people on board
  • 1963 - Hurricane Flora kills 6,000 people in Cuba and Haiti
  • 1997 - A robbery at the Loomis, Fargo and Company office in Charlotte, North Carolina is the second largest cash robbery in U.S. history with $17.3 million in cash taken. The FBI recovered approx. 95% of the cash and got 24 convictions 
  • 2006 - Julian Assange launches Wikileaks, a non-profit organization that publishes news leaks and classified media information provided by anonymous sources

This Day in Music

  • 2000 - Dixie Chicks win big at the CMA Awards with 4 awards including Entertainer of the Year
  • 2000 - Teenage UK Craig David wins Best UK Newcomer, Best R&B Act and Best UK Single for Fill Me In (video below)
  • 2005 - Little Big Town's second album The Road to Here is released and has four Top 20 hits on the Country charts.
  • 2005 - All the Right Reasons is released by Nickelback with the hits Photograph, Far Away, and Rockstar sending the album to #1 in Canada and the U.S. selling over 10 million copies

This Day in Sports

  • 1895 - The United States Golf Association puts on their first U.S. Open Men's Golf Championship in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1983 - A new land speed record of 633.468 mph was set by Richard Noble driving Thrust2 at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Pabulum (Noun)

1. Food or fodder, particularly that taken in by plants or animals
2. Material that feeds a fire.
3. (Figuratively) Food for thought.
4. (Figuratively) Bland intellectual fare; an undemanding diet of words.

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