October 19

October 19 Information from the Holidays and Observances website!

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on October 19, include:

  • Bridge Day - October 19, 2024 (Third Saturday in October)
  • Dress Like a Dork Day 
  • Evaluate Your Life Day 
  • International Gin and Tonic Day 
  • International Independent Video Store Day - October 19, 2024 (Third Saturday in October)
  • International Repair Day - October 19, 2024 (Third Saturday in October)
  • LGBT Center Awareness Day 
  • National Fetch Day - October 19, 2024 (Third Saturday in October)
  • National Seafood Bisque Day 
  • New Friends Day - (Also on July 19 and January 19)
  • Rainforest Day 
  • Sweetest Day - October 19, 2024 (Third Saturday in October)
  • World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include October 19, are:

  • Bone and Joint Health Action Week - October 12-20
  • Drink Local Wine Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Earth Science Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week - October 17-24
  • Improve Your Home Office Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Second Full Week of October)
  • Infection Control Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Third week of October)
  • International Credit Union Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Week of International Credit Union Day)
  • International Infection Prevention Week - October 13-19, 2024
  • Mediation Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Third Week in October)
  • Meditation Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Third Week in October)
  • National Case Management Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Chestnut Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week - October 13-19, 2024 
  • National Food Bank Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Week that has Oct. 16th in it - World Food Day)
  • National School Lunch Week - October 14-20, 2024 (Starts on Second Monday in October) 
  • National Veterinary Technician Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Third Week of October)
  • Pet Peeve Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Second Full Week of October)
  • Sukkot - Evening of October 16, 2024 to Evening of October 23, 2024 (Jewish)
  • Teen Read Week - October 13-19, 2024 (Week of Columbus Day)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include October 19, 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.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 19 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

  • 1956 - Grover Norquist, American activist who founded Americans for Tax Reform
  • 1962 - Evander Holyfield, American boxer and actor

Famous Deaths

  • 1897 - George Pullman, American engineer and businessman who founded the Pullman Company and designed and manufactured the Pullman sleeping car (b. 1831)
  • 2010 - Tom Bosley, American actor (Happy Days, Father Dowling Mysteries) (b. 1927)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 2012 - Singer Justin Timberlake marries actress Jessica Biel

Quote of the Day

October 19th is Evaluate Your Life Day!

We all have good and bad in our lives, even if it doesn't appear to those around us.  I love this quote! What we can do is learn from our mistakes and move forward on a better path! Your mistakes will make you grow stronger!

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

Fall weight loss tips may take a little more work, than summer weight loss tips. The farmer's markets are winding down, but still loaded with the end of summer produce, and many new root veggies.

The days are getting shorter, and the dark is coming earlier, making it more difficult to get out. Enjoying the great outdoors, after work for that hike, walk, or bike ride, takes a little more planning!

Fall Weight Loss Tips!

Find specific Fall Weight Loss Tips on Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!!

Fall Weight Loss Tips!

This Day in History

  • 1216 - King John of England dies and is succeeded by his nine year old son Henry
  • 1512 - Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology
  • 1789 - The first Chief Justice of the United States, John Jay is sworn in
  • 1864 - The Battle of Cedar Creed during the American Civil War ends the last Confederate threat to Washington D.C.
  • 1944 - The United States forces land in the Philippines
  • 1960 - The United States imposes a near total trade embargo against Cuba
  • 1973 - President Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes
  • 1987 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 508 points, or 22% and is named Black Monday
  • 2005 - Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for Crimes Against Humanity
  • 2005 - Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record
  • 2012 - A bomb explosion in Lebanon, kills eight and injures 110 people
  • 2013 - A train crash in Buenos Aires injures 105 people

This Day in Music

  • 1979 - Prince, the album by Prince is released including the #1 hit I Wanna Be Your Lover and I Feel For You
  • 1985 - Take  On Me by A-ha of Norway hits #1 in America with a video that takes place within a comic book (video below)
  • 1997 - Vince Gill sings Take Me Home Country Roads at the Grand Ole Opry to honor John Denver
  • 2005 - Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens), is named songwriter of the year, and wins Song of the Year for First Cut is The Deepest at the ASCAP Awards in London

This Day in Sports

  • 1933 - Berlin Olympic Committee vote to include basketball in 1936
  • 1941 - Anna Lee Wiley is the 1st woman jockey in North America
  • 1968 - New Zealand wins the men's coxed four rowing final for the first time ever at the Mexico City Olympics

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(a friend in need is a friend indeed) proverb

1. If a friend helps you when you are in need, they are a true friend
2. If one of your friends is in need of help, help them because they are your friend

Wishing You a Great Day Today!

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