October 9

October 9 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on October 9, include:

  • Columbus Day - October 9, 2023 (Second Monday in October)
  • Curious Events Day 
  • Fire Prevention Day 
  • Indigenous People's Day - October 9, 2023 (State Holiday in some U.S. States)
  • International Beer and Pizza Day
  • Leif Erikson Day 
  • Moldy Cheese Day 
  • National Kick Butt Day - October 9, 2023 (Second Monday in October)
  • National Nanotechnology Day - October 9, 2023 (On or around October 9)
  • National Online Banking Day - October 9, 2023 (Second Monday in October)
  • National Pro-Life Cupcake Day 
  • National Sneakers Day 
  • Native American Day's (South Dakota) - October 9, 2023 (Second Monday in October)
  • Nautilus Night (Cephalopods) 
  • Scrubs Day 
  • Submarine Hoagie Hero Grinder Day 
  • World Post Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 9, are:

  • Cephalopod Awareness Days - October 8-12
  • Choose to be G.R.E.A.T Week - October 9-13, 2023 (Starts on Second Monday - Friday in October)
  • Death Penalty Focus Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week with October 10th in it)
  • Drink Local Wine Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Earth Science Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Fire Prevention Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Week of October)
  • Improve Your Home Office Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Case Management Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Chestnut Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2023 - October 15, 2023 (Starts on September 15 and ends on October 15th each year)
  • National Manufacturing Week - October 6-13, 2023 (Begins on the First Friday in October)
  • National Metric Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week that has Oct. 10th in it)
  • National Physician Assistants Week - October 6-12
  • National School Lunch Week - October 9-13, 2023 (Starts on Second Monday in October)
  • No Salt Week - October 3-10
  • Pet Peeve Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Full Week of October)
  • Rabi 'al Awwal - September 17 - October 15, 2023
  • School Lunch Week - October 9-13, 2023 (Second M-F Week of October)
  • Teen Read Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Week of Columbus Day)
  • Veterinary Technicians Week - October 8-14, 2023 (Second Week in October)
  • World Rainforest Week - October 9-14, 2023
  • World Space Week - October 4-10
  • Youth Protection Week (Kiwanis) - October 9-13, 2023

2023 Monthly Holidays that include October 9, 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
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 7-15, 2023 

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 9 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

  • 1940 - John Lennon, English singer, songwriter, producer and member of The Beatles (d. 1980)
  • 1948 - Jackson Browne, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Running on Empty)

Famous Deaths

  • 1047 - Pope Clement II
  • 1273 - Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany (b. 1227)
  • 1296 - Louis III, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1269)
  • 1911 - Jack Daniel, American businessman who founded Jack Daniel's (b. 1849)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1973 - Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla divorce after 6 years
  • 1980 - Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot
  • 2011 - Musician Paul McCartney of The Beatles marries Nancy Shevell 

Quote of the Day

A Family is a Gift That Lasts Forever!

Family is Everything!!

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

The month of October is Stress Awareness Month!

Stress weight gain is a byproduct of stress. Stress is a trigger for emotional eating. The more stressed you are, the more you will emotionally eat and your weight will go up.

Have you noticed that as stress increases in your life that your weight goes up, especially weight gain around your middle? You wonder what is going on because you are practicing healthy diet habits. Many of you are more on top of healthy eating than paid nutritionists. You know what to eat. What is going on?

Stress weight gain is a byproduct of stress. Stress is a trigger for emotional eating.

What you eat is a small part of the weight equation. It is the other factors that influence "how you eat" that you need to learn about.

Find out more about Stress Weight Gain from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1410 - The Prague astronomical clock is mentioned for the first time
  • 1446 - The hangul alphabet is published in Korea
  • 1701 - The Collegiate School of Connecticut is chartered in Old Saybrook. It would later be renamed Yale University.
  • 1790 - An earthquake that hits in northern Algeria causes severe damage and a tsunami in the Mediterranean Sea that kills three thousand people
  • 1799 - The HMS Lutine sinks with a loss of 240 men aboard and a cargo worth of 1,200,000 pounds
  • 1804 - Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, Australia is founded
  • 1834 - The first public railway, the Dublin and Kingstown Railway opens on the island of Ireland
  • 1873 - The U.S. Naval Institute is established
  • 1900 - The Cook Islands becomes a territory of the United Kingdom
  • 1913 - The steamship SS Volturno catches fire while in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
  • 1936 - Boulder Dam (later renamed Hoover Dam) starts to generate electricity for Los Angelese
  • 1962 - Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm
  • 1963 - A large landslide in Italy causes a giant wave to spill over the Vajont Dam, killing over 2,000 people
  • 2006 - North Korea conducts its first nuclear test

This Day in Music

  • 1976 - A Fifth of Beethoven by Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band is #1 on the Hot 100
  • 1979 - Babe is released by Styx (video below)
  • 1986 - The Phantom of the Opera opens at Her Majesty's Theatre in London
  • 2007 - Noel is a Christmas album that is released by Josh Groban that becomes the top selling album of 2007

This Day in Sports

  • 1909 - Ty Cobb steals home base in a World Series game
  • 1915 - Woodrow Wilson becomes the first U.S. President to attend a World Series Game
  • 1919 - The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series
  • 1921 - Babe Ruth hits his 1st World Series home run

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(fetch and carry) v (intransitive, idiomatic)

1. To serve obsequiously
2. (dated) To carry gossip, news etc., from one person to another; to bear tales, to gossip

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