October 5

October 5 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on October 5, include:

  • Bed & Breakfast Inn Mascot Day - October 5, 2024 (First Saturday in October)
  • Cephalopod Awareness Day - October 5, 2024 (First Saturday in October)
  • Chic Spy Day 
  • Digital Scrapbooking Day - October 5, 2024 (First Saturday in October)
  • Do Something Nice Day 
  • Frugal Fun Day - October 5, 2024 (First Saturday in October)
  • Get Funky Day 
  • Global James Bond Day 
  • Inter-American Water Day - October 5, 2024 (First Saturday in October)
  • International Day of No Prostitution
  • National Apple Betty Day 
  • National Kiss a Wrestler Day 
  • National Play Outside Day - October 5, 2024 (First Saturday of EVERY Month)
  • National Storytelling Day 
  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Day - October 5, 2024
  • Woofstock - October 5, 2024 (First Saturday in October)
  • World Card Making Day - October 5, 2024 (First Saturday in October)
  • World Teacher's Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include October 5, are:

  • Active Aging Week - September 30 - October 6, 2024
  • Getting the World to Beat a Path to Your Door Week - October 1-7, 2024
  • National Chimney Safety Week - September 29 - October 5, 2024 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)
  • National Drive Electric Week (Formerly National Plug In Week) - September 27 - October 6, 2024
  • National Fall Foliage Week - September 28 - October 5, 2024 (Begins on the Last Sunday in September)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2024 - October 15, 2024 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
  • National Manufacturing Week - October 4-10, 2024 (Begins on the First Friday in October)
  • National Storytelling Weekend - October 4-6, 2024 (First Full Weekend in October)
  • National Vegetarian Awareness Week - October 1-7, 2024
  • National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7 (First Week of October)
  • Navratri - October 3-12, 2024 (Hindu Holiday)
  • No Salt Week - October 3-10
  • Rabi 'al Awwal - September 6 - October 5, 2024
  • Shetland Wool Week - September 29 - October 5, 2024
  • Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week - October 1-7
  • Universal Children's Week - October 1-7
  • Vegetarian Awareness Week - October 1-7, 2024
  • World Space Week - October 4-10

2024 Monthly Holidays that include October 5, 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)

  • Oktoberfest - September 21, 2024 - October 6, 2024 - Beer Festival in Munich, Germany. This festival is now held all over the World. Also, check out our Holidays in Germany page!
  • International Sand Sculpting Championship - September 27 - October 6, 2024
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 5-13, 2024 

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 5 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

  • 1829 - Chester A. Arthur, American General, lawyer, and politician who became the 21st President of the United States (d. 1886)
  • 1943 - Steve Miller, American singer, songwriter, and guitarist (Steve Miller Band - The Joker)
  • 1975 - Kate Winslet, English actress (The Titanic)

Famous Deaths

  • 2004 - Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian, actor, producer and screenwriter (Caddyshack) (b. 1921)
  • 2011 - Steve Jobs, American businessman who co-founded Apple Inc., and Pixar (b. 1955)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1968 - Actor Charles Bronson (The Dirty Dozen) marries Jill Ireland
  • 2007 - Actress Reese Witherspoon divorces actor Ryan Phillippe

Quote of the Day

October 5th is Do Something Nice Day!

This should be easy for everyone to do! Our world is so crazy and divided these days, and everyone should be able to appreciate niceness!  It is easy to be nice to your friends and families. You can also be nice to complete strangers you encounter in your everyday life, but also to those you encounter online. 

I love social media, and while there are so many amazing people that I've run into on it, it is not without the unkind, those who do not act nice by their criticism and nasty comments.  We can all learn to be better! It's not hard! First, if it is not nice to say, keep it to yourself and don't say it. Many things that you say cannot ever be undone and can create lasting hurt. Learn the art of compliments....look for the good in people!

Today.....go out of your way to do something NICE for someone! It will make you feel better, as well as the person you are nice to!

Make Someone's Day today and Everyday!

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

The month of October is National Chili Month!

This healthy chili recipe is easy and great.

The month of October is National Chili Month!

This healthy chili recipe is easy and great. It is stealthy healthy cooking, because it includes lots of veggies, stealthy healthy for kids that are picky eaters. You can use either ground beef, or make it vegetarian/vegan with no meat.

You can find this healthy chili recipe at Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1869 - The Eastman runnel in the U.S. State of Minnesota collapses during construction causing a landslide
  • 1877 - The Nez Perce War in Northwestern United States comes to an end
  • 1905 - The Wright brothers set a new world record flight in their Wright Flyer III by flying 24 miles in 39 minutes
  • 1910 - The monarchy of Portugal is overthrown and a republic is declared
  • 1930 - British airship R101 on its maiden voyage crashes in France on its way to India killing 48 people
  • 1930 - Jews passports are invalidated in Nazi Germany
  • 1943 - Japanese forces execute ninety eight American POWs on Wake Island
  • 1947 - U.S. President Truman makes the first televised Oval Office address to the Nation
  • 1962 - The first of the James Bond film series Dr. No is released in Britain starring Sean Connery and Ursula. The film series is based on the novels by Ian Fleming
  • 1966 - A reactor at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Detroit, Michigan suffers a partial meltdown
  • 1970 - The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded
  • 1984 - Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space
  • 1991 - An Indonesian Air Force C-130 crash kills 135 people

This Day in Music

  • 1999 - Run Devil Run is released by Paul McCartney in the U.S.
  • 2001 - Reba premieres on the WB network starring Reba McEntire
  • 2002 - A Moment Like This from Kelly Clarkson, jumps from #52 to #1 on the Hot 100, breaking the record for the biggest leap to the top spot (video below)
  • 2012 - Adele and her songwriting partner Paul Epworth create the theme song to Skyfall, a James Bond film. The song features a 77 piece orchestra

This Day in Sports

  • 1907 - Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) plays their first game with Montreal beating Toronto 17-8
  • 1915 - Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers steals his 96th base of the season to earn the MLB record which stands until 1962
  • 1921 - The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time
  • 2004 - Scottie Pippen, 7 time All-Star and 6-time World Champion announces his retirement from the NBA and the Chicago Bulls

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(TEFL) n.

1. (education) Initialism of teaching (of) English as a foreign language

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