October 7

October 7 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2021 Daily Holidays that fall on October 7, include:

  • Bathtub Day 
  • Bring Your Bible to School Day - October 7, 2021
  • LED Light Day 
  • National Depression Screening Day - October 7, 2021 (Thursday of Mental Illness Awareness Week)
  • National Flower Day 
  • National Forgiveness Day 
  • National Frappe Day 
  • National Inner Beauty Day 
  • National Personal Safety Day 
  • National Poetry Day (UK) - October 7, 2021 (First Thursday in October)
  • Team Margot Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Registration Day 
  • You Matter to Me Day 

2021 Weekly Holidays that include October 7, are:

  • 4-H Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week in October)
  • Active Aging Week - October 4-10, 2021 (Last Full Week of September, or the first week of October to coincide with the International Day of Older Persons on October 1)
  • Cricket World Cup - October 1 - November 14, 2021
  • Customer Service Week - October 4-8, 2021 (First Mon-Fri Week in October) 
  • Drive Safely Work Week - October 4-8, 2021 (Monday - Friday of First Full Week in October)
  • Fall Astronomy Week - October 4-10, 2021 
  • Financial Planning Week - October 4-8, 2021 (First Mon-Sun Week in October)
  • Fire Prevention Week - October 3-9, 2021 (Second Week of October)
  • Get Organized Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • Getting the World to Beat a Path to Your Door Week - October 3-9, 2021
  • Great Books Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • International Post Card Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week in October)
  • Kid's Goal Setting Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week in October)
  • Malnutrition Awareness Week - October 4-8, 2021
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • Mystery Series Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Carry a Tune Week - October 3-9, 2021
  • National Healthcare Food Service Workers Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Week in October)
  • National Healthcare Resource & Materials Management Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Healthcare Supply Chain Week - October 3-9, 2021
  • National Heimlich Heroes Week - October 4-8, 2021 (First Full M-F Week in October)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2021 - October 15, 2021 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
  • National Human Service Awareness Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Midwifery Week - October 3-9, 2021  (Sunday to Saturday During the First Full Week of October)
  • National Newspaper Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Physician Assistants Week - October 6-12
  • National School Yearbook Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7 (First Week of October)
  • National Work From Home Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week in October)
  • Navratri - October 7-15, 2021 (Hindu Holiday)
  • No Salt Week - October 3-10
  • North American International Auto Show (Detroit) - September 24 - October 9, 2021
  • Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • Pediatric Nurses Week - October 4-8, 2021
  • Pickled Peppers Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • Primary Care Physicians Week - October 4-8, 2021
  • Public Power Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • Rabi '-al-Awwal - October 7, 2021 - November 5, 2021
  • Skin Care Awareness Week - October 3-9, 2021 (First Full Week of October)
  • Spinning & Weaving Week - October 4-11, 2021 (First Full Week Mon-Sun in October) 
  • Teller Appreciation Week - October 4-8, 2021 (Five Days Starting First Monday in October)
  • Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week - October 1-7
  • Universal Children's Week - October 1-7
  • World Space Week - October 4-10

2021 Monthly Holidays that include October 7, 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)

  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 2-10, 2021

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 7 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

  • 14 BC - Drusus Julius Caesar, Roman politician (d. 23 AD)
  • 1951 - John Mellencamp, American singer, songwriter, and actor
  • 1952 - Vladimir Putin, Russian colonel and politician who is the 4th President of Russia
  • 1957 - Michael W. Smith - American Christian singer, songwriter and actor
  • 1967 - Toni Braxton, American singer, songwriter, actress and producer (Un-break My Heart)

Famous Deaths

  • 1849 - Edgar Allan Poe, American poet and short story writer (b. 1809)
  • 1956 - Clarence Birdseye, American businessman who founded Birds Eye (b. 1886)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1914 - Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (44th U.S. Ambassador to the UK), marries Rose Fitzgerald, the daughter of John F. Fitzgerald
  • 2006 - Comedian and actor, Tim Allen, marries actress Jane Hajduk

Quote of the Day

October 7 is National Forgiveness Day!

Forgiveness is defined as...the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven. 

Forgiveness often involves an apology. Saying "I'm sorry" is hard, but it is usually the best way to resolve a situation. Forgiveness is the conscious decision to let go of anger, a grudge or hurt and bring healing and peace back in your life!

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

It is important to learn ways to eliminate stress in your life. Stress is everywhere, yet weight control needs stress control to be successful.

Stress Management Tips

Find out some specific Stress Management Tips from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits Website!

This Day in History

  • 1691 - The charter for the Province of Massachusetts Bay is issued
  • 1826 - The first chartered railway in the U.S., The Granite Railway begins operations
  • 1912 - The Helsinki Stock Exchange in Finland opens
  • 1919 - KLM of the Netherlands is founded, and is the oldest airline still operating under its original name
  • 1933 - After a merger of five French airlines, Air France is formed
  • 1949 - The communist German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed
  • 1950 - Mother Teresa establishes the Missionaries of Charity
  • 1959 - Luna 3, the Soviet probe transmits the first-ever photographs of the far side of the Moon
  • 1963 - President Kennedy signs the ratification of the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treat
  • 1985 - The MS Achille Lauro is hijacked by four men from the Palestine Liberation Front off the coast of Egypt
  • 1988 - A hunter discovers three gray whales trapped under the ice near Alaska 
  • 1993 - After 103 days, the flood of '93 ends at St. Louis, Missouri after the Mississippi River falls below flood stage
  • 2001 - The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault as well as operations on the ground
  • 2016 - The death toll rises to over 800 from Category 5 Hurricane Matthew

This Day in Music

  • 1986 - Don't Stand So Close to Me is released by The Police
  • 1989 - Forever Your Girl, Paula Abdul's first album hits #1 in the USA
  • 2008 - Spotify launches
  • 2014 - Everything Will be Alright in the End is the ninth studio album released by Weezer
  • 2016 - 13 Voices is released by Sum 41

This Day in Sports

  • 1916 - The most lopsided college football game in U.S. History happens when Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0
  • 1928 - Paavo Nurmi is nicknamed the "flying finn" when he runs the world record 10 miles at 50:15.0
  • 1952 - The Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins
  • 1989 - Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases during a 5 game playoff

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(thereabouts) adv

1. About or near that place
2. About or around that date or time
3. About or near to that condition or quality
4. Approximately that number or quantity

(therabouts) noun
1. (possibly erroneous) Location; whereabouts

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