October 13

October 13 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on October 13, include:

  • English Language Day 
  • Friday the 13th - January 13, 2023 and October 13, 2023
  • Good Samaritan Day 
  • International Day for Disaster Reduction 
  • International Day for Failure 
  • International Plain Language Day 
  • International Suit Up Day 
  • National Chess Day - October 13 and October 14, 2023 (Second Saturday in October) 
  • National Family Bowling Day - October 13, 2023 (Second Friday of October)
  • National M & M Day 
  • National Metastatic Breast Cancer Day 
  • National No Bra Day - (In honor of Breast Cancer)
  • National Train Your Brain Day 
  • National Yorkshire Pudding Day 
  • Silly Sayings Day 
  • Treat Yo' Self Day 
  • US Navy Birthday (USN) 
  • Vet Nurse Day - October 13, 2023 (Second Friday in October)
  • World Egg Day - October 13, 2023 (Second Friday of October)
  • World Thrombosis Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 13, are:

  • Bone and Joint Health Action Week - October 12-20
  • 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)
  • Emergency Nurses Week - October 11-16, 2023
  • 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 School Lunch Week - October 9-13, 2023 (Starts on Second Monday in October)
  • 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
  • Youth Protection Week (Kiwanis) - October 9-13, 2023

2023 Monthly Holidays that include October 13, 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 13 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

  • 1872 - Leon Leonwood Bean, American hunter and businessman who founded L.L. Bean (d. 1967)
  • 1917 - George Osmond, American talent manager and father of the Osmond Family (d. 2007)
  • 1925 - Margaret Thatcher, English chemist and politician who became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2013)
  • 1959 - Marie Osmond, American singer, actress and television spokesperson
  • 1962 - Jerry Rice, American football player and sportscaster

Famous Deaths

  • 1938 - E. C. Segar, American cartoonist who created Popeye (b. 1894)
  • 1945 - Milton S. Hershey, American businessman who founded the Hershey Company (b. 1857)
  • 1974 - Ed Sullivan, American journalist and talk show host (The Ed Sullivan show) (b. 1901)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1998 - Golfer Nick Faldo divorces Gill Bennett

Quote of the Day

October 13 is the U.S. Navy Birthday!

October 13 is the U.S. Navy Birthday!

"A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace."

~President Theodore Roosevelt, December 2, 1902 in his second annual message to Congress

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

In our culture, a pumpkin is a fruit of beauty! We grow them for size, for decorations, and to be processed and canned, which is how most of us use them! Who does not love this fruit's breads, pies, or soups! They're a staple in the crisp fall months!

Other cultures include them in their traditional dishes too! They are a delicious healthy diet habit, not just for a great dessert, but as the centerpiece of your dinner meal, as a decoration or for carving!

Pumpkin facts and tips!

To find out some pumpkin facts and tips for using pumpkins, please check out Kerry's PUMPKIN page on her Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1269 - The Westminster Abbey church building is consecrated
  • 1775 - The Continental Congress establishes the Continental Navy with was later the United States Navy
  • 1792 - The cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion is Washington D.C. is laid. In 1818, the building would be known as the White House
  • 1843 - The oldest Jewish services organization in the world, B'nai B'rith is founded in New York City
  • 1923 - Ankara becomes the capital of Turkey
  • 1943 - During World War II, Italy officially declares war on Germany
  • 1972 - Aeroflot Flight 217 crashes outside Moscow, killing 174 people
  • 1972 - Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes in the Andes mountains with twenty eight people on board surviving the crash. They are not rescued until December 23rd and sixteen remain alive.
  • 1977 - Lufthansa Flight 181 is hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
  • 1983 - The first U.S. cellular network in Chicago is launched by Ameritech Mobile Communications
  • 2010 - After a record 69 days underground, all 33 trapped miner in Copiapo, Chili are rescued
  • 2013 - During the Hindu festival Navratri, a stampede occurs in India killing 115 and injuring more than 110
  • 2016 - The Maldives announce their decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth of Nations

This Day in Music

  • 1978 - Fat Bottomed Girls / Bicycle Race is released by Queen (video below)
  • 1984 - I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder tops the Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, R&B and UK Singles charts
  • 1987 - Nothing Like the Sun is the second solo album released by Sting
  • 1992 - Prince releases an album with a symbol on the cover that became his name later on

This Day in Sports

  • 1903 - The Boston Red Sox wins the first World Series by defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth game
  • 1964 - Swimmer Dawn Fraser of Australia wins her third consecutive Olympic 100m freestyle gold medal at the Tokyo Games
  • 1964 - US swimmer Jed Graef swims world record 2:10.3 to win the gold in the men's 200m backstroke at the Tokyo Olympics. Fellow teammates Gary Dilley and Bob Bennett place second and third.
  • 1984 - John Henry becomes the 1st thoroughbred horse to win $6 million in prize money
  • 1993 - The Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game
  • 2019 = Brigid Kosgei of Kenya sets a new world record with a time of 2:14:04 at the 2019 Chicago Marathon

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(after one's own heart) prepositional phrase 

1. (idiomatic) Of a person: having the same disposition, feelings, or opinions as oneself.
2. (idiomatic) Of a situation or thing: according to, or appealing to, one's own desire, liking, or taste.

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