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October Fun Facts and Trivia

The Opal derives its name from the Latin word “opalus,” meaning precious jewel. Prized for its unique ability to refract and reflect specific wavelengths of light, the Opal was called “Cupid Paederos” by the Romans, meaning a child beautiful as love.

What is Octobers Zodiac Sign?

Libra: September 23 – October 22
Scorpio: October 23 – November 21

How Many Days in October?

There are 31 Days in October

What is October’s Flower?

The October Birth Flower is the Calendula (Marigold)

What Holidays Are in October?

The Sweetest Day

October is National What Month?

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
American Pharmacist Month
Apple Jack Month
Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Clergy Appreciation Month
Computer Learning Month
Cookie Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Eat Country Ham Month
International Drum Month
Lupus Awareness Month
National Pizza Month
National Vegetarian Month
National Popcorn Popping Month
Sarcastic Month
Seafood Month

What Are Some Quotes About October?

“All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.” -Thomas Wolfe

“From the fall of October, 1980 to March, 1984 I never lost a competition.” – Scott Hamilton

“Long afterward, many would remember those two days in the first week of October with vividness and anguish.” – Arthur Hailey

How Do You Say October In:

Spanish: octubre
Italian: ottobre
French: octobre
German: Oktober
Polish: październik
Latin: Octobris
Russian: октябрь

Famous People Were Born in October?

1920 Walter Matthau
1950 Randy Quaid
1964 Harry Hill
1974 Keith Duffy
1890 Grouch Marx
1943 Anna Ford
1945 Don McLean
1950 Charlie Brown
1919 Charlton Heston
1975 Kate Winslet
1967 Toni Braxton
1970 Matt Damon
1940 John Lennon
1975 Sean Lennon
1955 David Lee Roth
1970 Matthew Pinsent
1965 Luke Perry
1935 Luciano Pavarotti
1954 Les Dennis
1967 Susan Tully
1890 Dwight D. Eisenhower
1939 Ralph Lauren
1937 Barry McGuire
1854 Oscar Wilde
1969 Ernie Els
1974 Eminem
1926 Chuck Berry
1961 Jean-Claude Van Damme
1965 Sean Patrick Flannery
1945 John Lithgow
1962 Evander Holyfield
1969 Trey Parker
1632 Sir Christopher Wren
1822 Thomas Hughes
1833 Alfred Nobel
1954 Eric Faulkner
1956 Carrie Fisher
1966 Bjork
1952 Jeff Goldblum
1881 Pablo Picasso
1947 Hilary Clinton
1728 Capt.James Cook
1858 Theodore Roosevelt
1914 Dylan Thomas
1909 Francis Bacon
1955 Bill Gates
1967 Julia Roberts
1941 George Davis
1947 Richard Dreyfuss
1964 Michael Vaughan
1971 Winona Ryder
1885 Ezra Pound
1960 Diego Maradona
1936 Michael Landon
1950 John Candy
1945 Barry Keefe
1946 Michael Kitchen