October 1

October 1 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on October 1, include:

  • CD Player Day
  • Homemade Cookies Day 
  • International Coffee Day - (Celebrated on September 29 in the United States)
  • International Day of Older Persons 
  • International Music Day 
  • International Raccoon Appreciation Day 
  • Less than Perfect Day 
  • Lincolnshire Day 
  • Model T Day 
  • National Black Dog Day 
  • National Book It Day 
  • National Fire Pup Day 
  • National Fruit at Work Day - October 1, 2024 (First Tuesday in October)
  • National Hair Day 
  • National Lace Day 
  • National Walk Your Dog Day 
  • Pudding Season Begins 
  • Vegan Baking Day 
  • Willy Wonka Day 
  • World Ballet Day 
  • World Vegetarian Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include October 1, are:

  • Active Aging Week - September 30 - October 6, 2024
  • Getting the World to Beat a Path to Your Door Week - October 1-7, 2024
  • National Chimney Safety Week - September 29 - October 5, 2024 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)
  • National Drive Electric Week (Formerly National Plug In Week) - September 27 - October 6, 2024
  • National Fall Foliage Week - September 28 - October 5, 2024 (Begins on the Last Sunday in September)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2024 - October 15, 2024 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
  • National Vegetarian Awareness Week - October 1-7, 2024
  • National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7 (First Week of October)
  • Rabi 'al Awwal - September 6 - October 5, 2024
  • Shetland Wool Week - September 29 - October 5, 2024
  • Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week - October 1-7
  • Universal Children's Week - October 1-7
  • Vegetarian Awareness Week - October 1-7, 2024

2024 Monthly Holidays that include October 1, 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)

  • Oktoberfest - September 21, 2024 - October 6, 2024 Beer Festival in Munich, Germany. This festival is now held all over the World. Also, check out our Holidays in Germany page!
  • International Sand Sculpting Championship - September 27 - October 6, 2024
  • World Dairy Expo - October 1-4, 2024 (Held in Madison, WI)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 1 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

  • 1207 - Henry III of England (d. 1272)
  • 1927 - Tom Bosley, American actor (Happy Days) (d. 2010)
  • 1928 - George Peppard, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, The A-Team) (d. 1994)
  • 1935 - Julie Andrews, English actress and singer (The Sound of Music)

Famous Deaths

  • 2013 - Tom Clancy, American author (The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger) (b. 1947)
  • 2017 - 58 reported dead from domestic terrorist attack in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1949 - Johnny Carson, Comedian and television host (Tonight Show), marries Joan Morrill Wolcott

Quote of the Day

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

October 1st is World Vegetarian Day!

When you hear the word vegetarian do the words; hippie, weird, healthy, unhealthy, tofu, vegetables, or meat haters come to your mind? Many of us consider this diet weird, and don't understand it! In our culture 3.5% of females say they never eat meat, and 3.2% of males say they never eat meat, in a national poll done by the Vegetarian Resource Group in 2016! Apparently skipping meat isn't weird anymore, but becoming quite mainstream!

Many people choose this diet for health reasons, but many others simply do not believe in killing animals and the treatment that they receive, and wish to lower their carbon footprint in the world! All great reasons!

Find out more information and tips about the Vegetarian Diet from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1553 - Coronation of Queen Mary I of England
  • 1811 - The first steamboat to sail on the Mississippi River arrives in New Orleans
  • 1880 - The first electric lamp factory is opened by Thomas Edison
  • 1890 - Yosemite National Park is established by the U.S. Congress
  • 1891 - Stanford University opens in California
  • 1908 - Ford rolls out the Model T car with a price of $825
  • 1910 - A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building, killing 21
  • 1931 - The George Washington Bridge that links the states New York and New Jersey is opened
  • 1940 - The Pennsylvania Turnpike opens to traffic
  • 1943 - Naples falls to Allied soldiers during World War II
  • 1957 - In God we trust first appears on U.S. paper money
  • 1958 - NASA is created to replace NACA
  • 1960 - Nigeria gains its independence from the United Kingdom
  • 1962 - The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson is first broadcast
  • 1964 - The Free Speech Movement begins on the campus of University of California, Berkeley
  • 1971 - Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida
  • 1979 - The U.S. returns sovereignty of the Panama Canal to Panam
  • 1982 - Epcot opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida
  • 1982 - Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player
  • 1992 - The Cartoon Network is launched
  • 2015 - A gunman kills nine people at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon
  • 2017 - A gunman, Stephen Paddock opens fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort. Current numbers are 58 dead with 515 injured, with the death count anticipated to rise. ISIS has claimed responsibility, but investigation is ongoing as to whether this is true and motive for the shooting.

This Day in Music

  • 1971 - The album Imagine by John Lennon is certified Gold.
  • 1977 - Elton John is the first musician to be inducted into the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame
  • 1983 - Bonnie Tyler becomes the first Welsh singer to top the charts in the US with her song Total Eclipse of the Heart (video below)
  • 1995 - Farm Aid 8 held in Louisville, Kentucky raises over $1 million to support American farmers. 
  • 1998 - John Fogerty receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

This Day in Sports

  • 1661 - Yachting begins in England
  • 1903 - The first game of the modern World Series is held with the Boston Americans (Red Sox) playing against the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1975 - Muhammad Ali TKO's Joe Frazier in 15 rounds to win the heavyweight boxing title
  • 1977 - Brazilian soccer player Pele retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games
  • 2000 - The U.S. wins the most medals (97) in the Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia as well as the most gold medals (40)

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Wherenot (noun)

1. Other related places, wherever; as in, to Bagdad, China, and wherenot.

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