2023 Daily Holidays that fall on October 8, include:
Alvin C. York Day
American Touch Tag Day
Clergy (or Pastor) Appreciation Day - October 8, 2023 (Second Sunday in October
Father-Daughter Day - October 8, 2023 (Second Sunday in October)
International Lesbian Day
National Children's Day
National Fluffernutter Day
National G.O.E. (Growth, Overcome, Empower) Day - October 8, 2023
National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
National Pierogi Day
National Salmon Day
World Octopus Day
2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 8, are:
Active Aging Week - October 2-8, 2023 (Last Full Week of September, or the first week of October to coincide with the International Day of Older Persons on October 1)
Cephalopod Awareness Days - October 8-12
Death Penalty Focus Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week with October 10th in it)
Drink Local Wine Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week in October)
Earth Science Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week in October)
Financial Planning Week - October 2-8, 2023 (First Mon-Sun Week in October)
Fire Prevention Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Week of October)
Improve Your Home Office Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
International Sand Sculpting Championship - September 29 - October 8, 2023
National Case Management Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
National Chestnut Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2023 - October 15, 2023 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
National Manufacturing Week - October 6-13, 2023 (Begins on the First Friday in October)
National Metric Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week that has Oct. 10th in it)
National Physician Assistants Week - October 6-12
National Storytelling Weekend - October 6-8, 2023 (First Full Weekend in October)
No Salt Week - October 3-10
Pet Peeve Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
Rabi 'al Awwal - September 17 - October 15, 2023
Simchat Torah - Evening of October 7 - Evening of October 8, 2023
Spinning & Weaving Week - October 2-8, 2023 (First Full Week Mon-Sun in October)
Teen Read Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week of Columbus Day)
Veterinary Technicians Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Week in October)
World Space Week - October 4-10
2023 Monthly Holidays that include October 8, 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.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
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
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 7-15, 2023
The Astrological Sign for October 5 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.
1938 - Walter Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey coach and author
1940 - Paul Hogan, Australian actor, producer, and screenwriter famous for the Crocodile Dundee movies
1943 - Chevy Chase, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (National Lampoon, Saturday Night Live, Community)
1949 - Sigourney Weaver, American actress and producer (Alien)
1964 - CeCe Winans, American singer and songwriter
1985 - Bruno Mars, American singer, songwriter, producer, and actor (Uptown Funk)
1793 - John Hancock, American merchant and politician who became the 1st Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1737)
2020 - Whitey Ford, American baseball pitcher who played his entire 16 year MLB career with the New York Yankees. He was a 10 time All-Star and a 6 time World Series champion
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1824 - Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young marries first wife Miriam Angeline Works
2005 - Actress Melissa McCarthy (Gilmore Girls) marries actor Ben Falcone
Quote of the Day
October 8th is National Children's Day!
Teddy Bears are one of the most beloved and treasured possessions of young children.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
October 8th is National Salmon Day!
Our recipe for October 8th is a Homemade Salmon Sauce Recipe that is great with Salmon. Kerry used it on her Salmon Cakes Recipe. You can find both recipes on Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!
Salmon cakes are a simple meal that can be whipped out in under 15 minutes. They are healthy, delicious and paired with a healthy grain and salad will please even the most health conscious eaters!
This Day in History
1645 - Jeanne Mance opens the first lay hospital in North America
1918 - During World War I, Corporal Alvin C. York kills 28 German soldiers and captures 132 and is awarded the Medal of Honor
1939 - During World War II, Germany annexes western Poland
1973 - During the Yom Kippur War, Israel loses more than 150 tanks after a failed attack on Egyptian occupied positions
1974 - Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement
1982 - Poland bans Solidarity and all other trade unions
1982 - Cats opens on Broadway and runs for almost 18 years before closing
2001 - A twin engine Cessna and a Scandinavia Airlines jetliner collide in Milan, Italy during takeoff in heavy fog, killing 118
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security
2005 - The 7.6 Mw Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan leaves over 86,000 people dead, over 69,000 injured and displaces 2.8 million people
2016 - The death toll rises to nearly 900 after Hurricane Matthew
This Day in Music
1988 - Love Bites from Def Leppard hits #1 on the Hot 100
1988 - Keith Richards plays his first solo, Take It So Hard on Saturday Night Live
1991 - Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden is release
2002 - BareNaked, Jennifer Love Hewitt's fourth album is released (video below)
This Day in Sports
1956 - Don Larsen, pitcher for the NY Yankees throws a perfect game in Game 5 of the World Series. They beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0.
1957 - The Brooklyn Dodgers move the team to Los Angeles, CA
1960 - Bobby Richarson hits a World Series grand slam
1978 - Ken Warby of Australia, sets the world water speed record of 275.97 knots at Blowering Dam
1995 - Dan Marino of the Dolphin's breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record
2018 - Drew Brees, the New Orleans quarterback becomes the NFL's all time leader in passing yards
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
(bird of passage) n
1. (ornithology) A migratory bird, especially a passage migrant ("a bird that stops somewhere for a short time during a seasonal migration") 2. (figuratively) Someone passing through a place and only staying for a short time; an itinerant
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