October 28

October 28 Information from the Holidays and Observances website!

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on October 28, include:

  • Allantide - October 28, 2023 (Closest Saturday to Halloween)
  • Champagne Day 
  • Hug a Sheep Day - October 28, 2023 (Last Saturday in October)
  • International Animation Day 
  • Kiwanis One Day - October 28, 2023 (Fourth Saturday in October)
  • Make a Difference Day - October 28, 2023 (4th Saturday in October)
  • National Chocolate Day 
  • National Pit Bull Awareness Day - October 28, 2023 (Fourth Saturday in October)
  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - October 28, 2023 (Last Saturday in October)
  • Plush Animal Lovers Day 
  • Separation of Church and State Day 
  • St. Jude's Day 
  • Statue of Liberty Dedication Day 
  • Wild Foods Day 
  • World Priest Day - October 28, 2023 (Fourth Sunday in October)

2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 28, are:

  • Ace Week (Formerly Asexuality Week) - October 22-28, 2023
  • American Massage Therapy Week - October 22-28, 2023
  • Disarmament Week - October 24-30
  • Give Wildlife a Brake Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Week in October)
  • International Dyslexia Association Reading Week - October 22-28, 2023
  • International Magic Week - October 25-31
  • 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)
  • 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 28, 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 28 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

  • 1017 - Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1056)
  • 1793 - Eliphalet Remington, American businessman who founded Remington Arms (d. 1861)
  • 1936 - Charlie Daniels, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, fiddle player (The Devil Went Down to Georgia) (d. 2020)
  • 1967 - Julia Roberts, American actress and producer (Pretty Woman)
  • 1972 - Brad Paisley, American singer, songwriter and actor

Famous Deaths

  • 1818 - Abigail Adams was an American writer who became the second First Lady of the United States (b. 1744)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1533 - Prince Henry of France marries Florentine Catherine de' Medici. He later became Henry II

Quote of the Day

October 28 is National Chocolate Day!

October 28 is National Chocolate Day!

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
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Tips for Healthy Holidays Meals

Planning Healthy Holiday Meals is needed, as many holiday meals revolve around heavy starchy foods. Using Healthy Diet Habits, you can lighten up your meals, but still make them delicious!

Christmas Table - Tips for Healthy Holiday Meals!

Check out Kerry's Healthy Holiday Meals info. on her Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1492 - On his first voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus lands in Cuba
  • 1520 - Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Pacific Ocean
  • 1636 - The Massachusetts Bay Colony votes to establish a theological college that later becomes Harvard University
  • 1707 - The 1707 Hoei earthquake causes more than 5,000 deaths in Japan
  • 1726 - Lemuel Gulliver publishes his novel Gulliver's Travels
  • 1886 - The Statue of Liberty is dedicated by United States President Grover Cleveland
  • 1891 - The largest inland earthquake in Japan, the Mino-Owari earthquake is an 8.0 
  • 1918 - The First Czechoslovak Republic is established when Czech politicians peacefully take over the City of Prague during World War I
  • 1919 - The U.S. Congress passes the Volstead Act which paves the way for Prohibition to begin the following January
  • 1942 - The Alaska Highway first connects Alaska to the North American railway network at Dawson Creek in Canada
  • 1962 - Premier Nikita Khrushchev orders the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba after the Cuban Missile Crisis ends
  • 2018 - Jair Bolsonaro is elected President of Brazil with 57 million votes

This Day in Music

  • 1978 - Hot Child in The City by Nick Gilder hits #1 in America
  • 1995 - Alanis Morissette sings Hand in My Pocket (video below) and All I Really Want on her first appearance on Saturday Night Live
  • 2013 - Jonas Brothers announce their split but reunite in 2019

This Day in Sports

  • 1975 - Calvin Murphy of the Houston Rockets begins his NBA free throw streak of 58 games
  • 1976 - Billy Martin of the NY Yankees is named AL Manager of the Year 
  • 1989 - Oakland A's beat San Francisco, 9-6 at Candlestick Park during the World Series, the A's pitcher Dave Stewart is named the MVP
  • 1995 - Atlanta Braves beat the Cleveland Indians 1-0 in Game 6 of the World Series to win their 3rd title, Braves starter Tom Glavine is name the MVP

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(Xanthippe) n.

1. (literary, derogatory, dated) An ill-tempered woman

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