October 24

October 24 Information from the Holidays and Observances website!

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on October 24, include:

  • 40 Hour Work Week Day 
  • Accounting Day - October 24, 2022 (2023 TBA)
  • Black Thursday 
  • Dussehra - October 24, 2023 (Also Known as Vijayadashmi)
  • Food Day 
  • Good and Plenty Day 
  • National Bologna Day 
  • National Crazy Day 
  • Record Store Day - (Also on August 29 and September 26)
  • Recycle Your Mercury Thermostat Day 
  • Take Back Your Time Day 
  • United Nations Day 
  • World Development Information Day 
  • World Polio Day 
  • World Tripe Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 24, are:

  • Ace Week (Formerly Asexuality Week) - October 22-28, 2023
  • American Massage Therapy Week - October 22-28, 2023
  • Disarmament Week - October 24-30
  • Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week - October 17-24
  • Give Wildlife a Brake Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Week in October)
  • Global Health Equity Week - October 23-27, 2023
  • 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 Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31 (Last 9 days of 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)
  • Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week - October 24-31
  • Pro Bono Week - October 22-28, 2023
  • Respiratory Care Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Week of October)
  • World Origami Days - October 24 - November 11

2023 Monthly Holidays that include October 24, 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 24 is Scorpio which spans from October 23 to November 21.

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

  • 1855 - James S. Sherman, American lawyer and politician who became the 27th Vice President of the United States (d. 1912)
  • 1915 - Bob Kane, American author and illustrator who co-created Batman and Cool McCool (d. 1998)
  • 1932 - Stephen Covey, American author and educator (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (d. 2012)
  • 1980 - Zac Posen, American fashion designer

Famous Deaths

  • 1537 - Jane Seymour, English Queen who was the wife of Henry VIII of England (b. 1508)
  • 1824 - Israel Bissell, American patriot post rider during the American Revolutionary War (b. 1752)
  • 2005 - Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist (b. 1913)
  • 2010 - Joseph Stein, America author and playwright who wrote Fiddler on the Roof (b. 1912)
  • 2017 - Fats Domino, American singer and songwriter (b. 1928)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1957 - Singer Bing Cosby marries his second wife actress Kathryn Grant
  • 1969 - Actress Ali MacGraw (Love Story) marries film producer Robert Evans
  • 1976 - Pediatrician Benjamin Spock marries Mary Morgan

Quote of the Day

October 24th is Take Back Your Time Day!

October 24th is Take Back Your Time Day!

Instead of Choosing to Merely Exist, I urge you to Experience Life! I Urge You to Live!

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

October 24 is Food Day!

Are non organic foods as healthy as the more expensive organic foods? What is the difference? To involve yourself in this debate, it is helpful to understand what exactly a non-organic food can be. From here you can decide if purchasing non-organic foods is a healthy diet habit for your family!

Is purchasing non-organic foods a healthy diet habit for your family? Find out!

Non-Organic foods are often treated with:

  • Pesticides and Herbicides: These leave toxic residues on foods, and can build up in your body and lead to disease.

  • Contaminated Sewage Sludge: Used in the growing process

  • Hormones and Antibiotics: Used in Dairy and Meats

Find out more about Non-Organic Foods from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1590 - The Governor of the second Roanoke Colony, John White, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the lost colonists
  • 1861 - The first transcontinental telegraph line across the U.S. is completed
  • 1900 - The U.S. Government announces plans to purchase the Danish West Indies in the Caribbean for $7 million. They are now called the United States Virgin Islands
  • 1901 - At the age of 63, Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel
  • 1902 - The Santa Maria Volcano in Guatemala begins to erupt, becoming the third largest volcano eruption of the 20th century
  • 1911- Orville Wright remains in the air for nine minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
  • 1926 - The Garrick Theatre in Detroit is where Harry Houdini's last performance takes place
  • 1929 - Black Thursday, Known as the Great Crash on the New York Stock Exchange
  • 1931 - The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic over the Hudson River
  • 1945 - The United Nations Charter comes into effect
  • 1946 - The first photograph of earth from outer space is taken from a camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocker
  • 1949 - The cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters is laid
  • 1954 - President Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam
  • 1957 - The X-20 Dyna-Soar manned space program is launched by the United States Air Force
  • 1960 - Over 100 people are killed in the Soviet Union after a ballistic missile explodes on the launch pad
  • 1964 - Northern Rhodesia gains their independence from the United Kingdom and becomes Zambia
  • 2003 - The Concorde makes its final commercial flight
  • 2005 - Hurricane Wilma lands in Florida and kills 35 people and 26 others indirectly in addition to causing $20.6 Billion in damages
  • 2008 - Bloody Friday as many of the world's stock exchanges drops around 10% in one of the worst declines in their history
  • 2015 - A driver crashes into the Oklahoma State Homecoming parade, killing four and injuring 34 people

This Day in Music

  • 1962 - James Brown records his stage show for the album Live at the Apollo
  • 1970 -Lolo by The Kinks hits #9 in the United States (video below)
  • 2005 - Cream play the first of three sold out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City

This Day in Sports

  • 1939 - Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP
  • 1963 - Sandy Koufax is the unanimous winner of the Cy Young Award
  • 1974 - Billy Martin of the Texas Rangers is named the AL Manager of the Year 
  • 1976 - American Bill Rodgers wins his first title of the New York City Marathon in 2:10:10 with Miki Gorman winning the women's race in 2:39:11
  • 1982 - Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match
  • 1992 - The Toronto Blue Jays win the World Series

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(etiolated) adj.

1. (chiefly botany, horticulture) Of a plant or part of a plant: pale and weak because of sunlight deprivation or excessive exposure to sunlight (from mid 18th c.)
2. (horticulture) Of a plant: intentionally grown in the dark.
3. (by extension) Of an animal or person: having an ashen or pale appearance; also, haggard or thin; physically weak.
4. (figuratively) Lacking in vigour; anemic, feeble

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