October 10

October 10 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on October 10, include:

  • Ada Lovelace Day - October 10, 2023 (Second Tuesday of October)
  • Bonza Bottler Day 
  • Headspace Day (Australia) - October 10, 2023 (Second Tuesday in October)
  • Hug a Drummer Day 
  • International Stage Management Day 
  • Motorsports Memorial Day 
  • National Angel Food Cake Day 
  • National Cake Decorating Day 
  • National Handbag Day 
  • National Hug a Kevin Day 
  • National Love Your Hair Day 
  • National Metric Day
  • National Shift 10 Day 
  • National Tuxedo Day 
  • Naval Academy Day 
  • Own Business Day - October 10, 2023 (Second Tuesday in October)
  • Powers of Ten Day 
  • Squid & Cuttlefish Day 
  • World Child Development Day - October 10, 2023 (Second Tuesday in October)
  • World Day Against the Death Penalty 
  • World Homeless Day 
  • World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 
  • World Mental Health Day 
  • World Porridge Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 10, are:

  • Cephalopod Awareness Days - October 8-12
  • Choose to be G.R.E.A.T Week - October 9-13, 2023 (Starts on Second Monday - Friday in October)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 School Lunch Week - October 9-13, 2023 (Starts on Second Monday 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
  • School Lunch Week - October 9-13, 2023 (Second M-F Week of October)
  • Take Your Medicine Americans Week - October 10-17
  • Teen Read Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week of Columbus Day)
  • Veterinary Technicians Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Week in October)
  • World Rainforest Week - October 9-14, 2023
  • World Space Week - October 4-10
  • Youth Protection Week (Kiwanis) - October 9-13, 2023

2023 Monthly Holidays that include October 10, 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)

  • Cricket World Cup - October 5 - November 19, 2023
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 7-15, 2023 

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 10 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

  • 1940 - Winston Churchill, English journalist and politician (d. 2010)
  • 1950 - Nora Roberts, American author
  • 1954 - David Lee Roth, American singer and songwriter who was the lead singer of Van Halen
  • 1958 - Tanya Tucker, American country western singer and songwriter (Delta Dawn)
  • 1974 - Dale Earnhardt, Jr. - American race car driver 

Famous Deaths

  • 2004 - Christopher Reeve, American actor and producer (Superman) (b. 1952)
  • 2015 - Sybil Stockdale, American activist who co-founded the National League of Families (b. 1924)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1773 - Paul Revere, American revolution patriot marries Rachel Walker in Boston
  • 1974 - Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched) divorces William Asher
  • 1975 - Actress Elizabeth Taylor marries Richard Burton for the second time, for her 6th overall marriage

Quote of the Day

October 10th is World Mental Health Day!

October 10th is World Mental Health Day!

Mental health, as defined by the World Health Organization, is "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community".

Mental Health Matters - October 10th is World Mental Health Day!

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

The month of October is Vegetarian Awareness Month!

Vegetarian Spaghetti is one of my favorithealthy recipes. It’s a wonderful treat for the warmer weather when heavy meals, just don’t cut it! You don’t have to be vegetarian to enjoy it, and it’s a great meal to serve if you have vegetarians coming for dinner.

Cooking without meat does not need to be difficult. Simply leave the meat out of your loved recipes and fill the void left with extra vegetables, which is a healthy diet habit!

You can find the recipe to Vegetarian Spaghetti on Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1780 - The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills over 20,000 people in the Caribbean
  • 1845 - The Naval School open in Annapolis, Maryland with 50 students. The name would later be changed to the United States Naval Academy
  • 1846 - William Lassell, an English astronomer discovers Triton, the largest moon of the planet Neptune
  • 1903 - The Women's Social and Political Union is founded campaigning on women's suffrage in the United Kingdom
  • 1918 - Irish ship RMS Leinster is torpedoed and sunk by the German Submarine UB-123, killing 564
  • 1933 - A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage
  • 1957 - The Windscale fire causes Britain's worst nuclear accident
  • 1963 - France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia
  • 1963 - The Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty goes into effect
  • 1967 - The Outer Space Treaty goes into effect
  • 1970 - Fiji becomes independent
  • 1973 - U.S. VP Spiro Agnew resigns after he is charged with evasion of federal income tax
  • 1975 - Papua New Guinea joins the United Nations
  • 1980 - Norther Algeria suffers a 7.1 Mw earthquake that kills 2,633 and injures 8,369 people
  • 1986 - El Salvador suffers a 6.7 Mw earthquake that kills 1,500 people
  • 2010 - The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved as a country
  • 2018 - Category 5 Hurricane Michael hits the Florida Panhandle and kills 57 people and causes an estimated $25.1 billion in damages

This Day in Music

  • 1970 - Cracklin' Rosie by Neil Diamond hits #1
  • 1992 - The Chase by Garth Brooks debuts at #1 on the albums chart
  • 1995 - Album Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt is released with hits Just a Girl and Don't Speak
  • 2006 - Songs From the Labyrinth is released by Sting as an album of 16th century lute songs
  • 2011 - Video Games is the first single released by Lana Del Rey (video below)

This Day in Sports

  • 1892 - A shipwreck off Taiwan is responsible for the death of the entire Hong Kong national cricket team
  • 1899 - African-American inventor Issac R. Johnson patents the bicycle frame
  • 1964 - The XVIII Summer Olympic Games open in Tokyo, Japan and is the first to be relayed live by satellites

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(gloomies) n. 

1. (colloquial) Preceded by the: gloom, despondency

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