October 8

October 8 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2021 Daily Holidays that fall on October 8, include:

  • Alvin C. York Day 
  • American Touch Tag Day 
  • International Lesbian Day 
  • National Children's Day 
  • National Family Bowling Day - October 8, 2021 (Second Friday of October)
  • National Fluffernutter Day 
  • National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day 
  • National Pierogi Day 
  • National Salmon Day 
  • Vet Nurse Day - October 8, 2021 (Second Friday in October)
  • World Egg Day - October 8, 2021 (Second Friday of October)
  • World Octopus Day 

2021 Weekly Holidays that include October 8, 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)
  • Cephalopod Awareness Days - October 8-12
  • 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 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)
  • World Space Week - October 4-10

2021 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.

NOTE:

  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 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.


Birthstone

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

  • 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)

Famous Deaths

  • 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!

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!

Salmon Cakes Recipe and Salmon Sauce Recipe by Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits

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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