October 27

October 27 Information from the Holidays and Observances website!

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on October 27, include:

  • American Beer Day 
  • Boxer Shorts Day 
  • Cranky Co-workers Day 
  • Mother-in-Law Day - October 27, 2024 (Fourth Sunday in October)
  • National Black Cat Day (U.K.) 
  • National Mentoring Day (U.K.) 
  • National Potato Day 
  • Navy Day 
  • Occupational Therapy Day 
  • Reformation Sunday - October 27, 2024 (Sunday before Halloween)
  • Sylvia Plath Day 
  • Visit a Cemetery Day - October 27, 2024 (Last Sunday in October)
  • World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 
  • World Priest Day - October 27, 2024 (Fourth Sunday in October)

2024 Weekly Holidays that include October 27, are:

  • Disarmament Week - October 24-30
  • International Magic Week - October 25-31
  • International Tree Climbing Week - October 24-27, 2024
  • Kids Care Week - October 27 - November 2, 2024 (Always includes 10/27 - Make a Difference Day)
  • National Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31 (Last 9 days of October)
  • Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week - October 24-31
  • Winter Weather Preparedness Week - October 20 - November 9 (Dates Vary by State)
  • World Origami Days - October 24 - November 11

2024 Monthly Holidays that include October 27, 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 27 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

  • 1811 - Isaac Singer, American businessman who founded the Singer Corporation (d. 1875)
  • 1858 - Theodore Roosevelt, American colonel and politician who became the 26th President of the United States (d. 1919)
  • 1942 - Lee Greenwood, American singer and songwriter, known for God Bless The U.S.A.

Famous Deaths

  • 1947 - William Fay, Irish actor and producer who co-founded the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland (b. 1872)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1880 - Theodore Roosevelt, future 26th U.S. President marries Alice Hathaway Lee
  • 1971 - Steve Garvey, baseball player, marries Cyndy Truman
  • 1984 - Rick Springfield, singer, marries Barbara Porter

Quote of the Day

October 27th is American Beer Day! Cheers!

October 27th is American Beer Day! Cheers!

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

Winter Weather Preparedness Week falls between October 20 - November 9 with the dates varying by U.S. State.

It's always a great idea to be prepared with an Emergency Food Supply, but especially heading into the winter months when weather can be an issue.

Be prepared with an Emergency Food Supply, but especially heading into the winter months.

Having an Emergency Food Supply ready to go when a disaster strikes is a healthy diet habit for everyone! Pros and Cons of Homemade Emergency Supplies Kit or a Ready Made Emergency Kit can be found on Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

Be prepared with an Emergency Food Supply, but especially heading into the winter months.

This Day in History

  • 1275 - Amsterdam is founded
  • 1682 - Philadelphia Pennsylvania is founded
  • 1810 - The U.S. annexes the former Spanish colony of West Florida
  • 1904 - The first underground NYC Subway line named the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line opens
  • 1936 - Mrs. Wallis Simpson obtains her divorce so she can marry King Edward VIII of the UK who abdicates his throne
  • 1954 - Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. becomes the first African-American General in the U.S. Air Force
  • 1961 - NASA tests the first Saturn I rocket
  • 1971 - The Democratic Republic of the Congo is renamed Zaire
  • 1979 - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines gains its independence from the U.K.
  • 1981 - The Soviet submarine S-363 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden
  • 1991 - Turkmenistan achieves its independence from the Soviet Union
  • 2017 - Catalonia declares independence from Spain
  • 2018 - A gunman kills 11, and injures six when he opens fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue

This Day in Music

  • 1982 - 1999 is the fifth album released by Prince
  • 1993 - Glenn Frey's TV series South of Sunset debuts on CBS
  • 1998 - Doo Wop (That Thing) is released by Lauryn Hill and is her first single as a solo artist
  • 1999 - Falling Away From Me is debuted by KoRn on the season premiere of South Park
  • 2009 - Modern Day Prodigal Son is released as Brantley Gilbert's debut album
  • 2014 - 1989 is released by Taylor Swift with the first two singles Shake It Off and Blank Space (video below)

This Day in Sports

  • 1961 - American Basketball League starts play
  • 2006 - St. Louis beats Detroit Tigers, 4-2 in Game 5 of the World Series at Busch Stadium to win the Cardinals' 10th title in franchise history; MVP is Cardinals infielder David Eckstein
  • 2018 - LA Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox, 3-2 in Game 3 of baseball's World Series

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(compellation) n.

1. (archaic, rare) An act of addressing a person by a certain name or title
2. (archaic, rare) A name or title by which someone is addressed or identified; an appellation, a designation
3. (obsolete) An act of addressing or speaking to someone; also, the address or speech so made

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