October 22

October 22 Information from the Holidays and Observances website!

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on October 22, include:

  • CAPS Lock Day - (also on June 28)
  • Clean Up the Earth Day 
  • Eat a Pretzel Day 
  • International Stuttering Awareness Day 
  • Kof Awareness Day 
  • Mother-in-Law Day - October 22, 2023 (Fourth Sunday in October)
  • National Color Day 
  • National Knee Day
  • National Make a Dogs Day 
  • National Nut Day 
  • Smart is Cool Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 22, are:

  • Ace Week (Formerly Asexuality Week) - October 22-28, 2023
  • American Massage Therapy Week - October 22-28, 2023
  • Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week - October 17-24
  • Give Wildlife a Brake Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Week in October)
  • International Dyslexia Association Reading Week - October 22-28, 2023
  • Kids Care Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Always includes 10/27 - Make a Difference Day)
  • National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Week in October)
  • National Massage Therapy Awareness Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Full Week in October)
  • National Respiratory Care Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Full Week of October)
  • Navratri - October 15-24, 2023 (Hindu Holiday)
  • Pastoral Care Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Full Week in October)
  • Pro Bono Week - October 22-28, 2023
  • Respiratory Care Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Week of October)

2023 Monthly Holidays that include October 22, 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

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 22 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

  • 1938 - Christopher Lloyd, American actor, comedian, and producer (Back to the Future)
  • 1942 - Annette Funicello, American actress and singer (Mickey Mouse Club) (d. 2013)
  • 1948 - Debbie Macomber, American author
  • 1985 - Zac Hanson, American singer and songwriter (Hanson Brothers)

Famous Deaths

  • 1989 - Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim (b. 1978)
  • 2017 - Paul Weitz, American astronaut (b. 1932)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1967 - Morgan Freeman - Actor, Director, and Narrator (Driving Miss Daisy, Unforgiven, The Shawshank Redemption, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Dark Night Trilogy) married Jeanette Adair Bradshaw
  • 1970 - Singer James Brown marries Deidre Jenkins
  • 2001 - Tennis champion Andre Agassi marries tennis champion Steffi Graf

Quote of the Day

October 22 is National Make a Dogs Day!

October 22 is National Make a Dogs Day!

“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” - Karen Devison.

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

Food guidelines give a structure that will allow you to choose healthy diet habits. Many people eat whatever they want, whenever they want it, and wonder why they have difficulty with weight control! Adopting food guidelines with great meal planning will allow you to eat for health, and see where your problem areas might be.

Food guidelines give a structure that will allow you to choose healthy diet habits.

Whatever your eating preferences may be, there are healthy food guidelines for you to follow. Following them is a healthy diet habit and a Lifestyle Solution that everyone should develop for weight management!

Find out more about Food Guidelines and the current ones that are used from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1633 - The Mind dynasty defeats the Dutch East India Company
  • 1707 - Four British naval vessels run aground on the Isles of Scilly due to faulty navigation
  • 1746 - The College of New Jersey receives its charter. It is later renamed Princeton University
  • 1784 - Russia founds a colony of settlers on Kodiak Island in Alaska
  • 1797 - The first recorded parachute jump is made by Andre-Jacques Garnerin from 3,200 feet above Paris
  • 1836 - Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas
  • 1859 - Spain declares war on Morocco
  • 1877 - The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners
  • 1884 - The Royal Observatory in Greenwich is designated as the world's prime meridian at the International Meridian Conference
  • 1907 - The Panic of 1907 is started by a run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company
  • 1934 - Bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by FBI agents in East Liverpool, Ohio
  • 1975 - Venera 9, the Soviet unmanned space mission lands on Venus
  • 1976 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bans Red Dye No. 4 after it is discovered to cause tumors in the bladders of dogs
  • 2005 - Bellview Airlines Flight 210 crashes in Nigeria resulting in the death of all 117 people on board

This Day in Music

  • 1883 - The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens for the first time with a performance of Gounod's Faust
  • 1976 - Night Moves is released by Bob Seger
  • 1988 - A Groovy Kind of Love by Phil Collins hits #1 in America as a cover of a song from 1966 (video below)
  • 2012 - Red is the fourth album released by Taylor Swift with the first single We are Never Ever Getting Back Together hits #1
  • 2012 - Garth Brooks is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

This Day in Sports

  • 1966 - Bobby Orr scores his first ice hockey career goal
  • 1967 - Joe DiMaggio is hired as the executive VP of the Oakland A's
  • 1976 - Rick Barry begins his longest NBA free throw streak of 60
  • 1997 - The coldest World Series game happens between the Marlins vs. Cleveland when the weather hits 38 degrees

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(mashup) n.

1. (informal) Something consisting of two or more components combined together
2. (art, slang) An artistic work that consists primarily of parts borrowed from other works, or features a mixture of genres
3. (chiefly computing, slang) A derivative work consisting of two or more pieces of (generally digital) media joined together, such as a video clip with a different soundtrack applied for humorous effect, or a map overlaid with user-supplied data
4. (Internet) A Web application that combines data and/or functionality from more than one source
5. (music, slang) A remix created by combining two or more songs from different artists into one piece of music

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