October 16 Holidays

October 16 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | October 16 Calendar

October 16th Daily Holidays include:

  • Department Store Day
  • Dictionary Day
  • Global Cat Day – (also known as National Feral Cat Day)
  • International Adjust Your Chair Day – October 16, 2023 (Third Monday in October)
  • Multicultural Diversity Day – October 16, 2023 (Third Monday in October)
  • National Boss Day – October 16, 2023 (October 16 annually except if it falls on a weekend, then nearest weekday)
  • National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day – October 16, 2023 (Third Monday in October)
  • National Cut Up Your Credit Card Day
  • National Feral Cat Day – (Also known as Global Cat Day)
  • National Learn a Word Day
  • National Liqueur Day
  • Steve Jobs Day
  • World Anesthesia Day
  • World Food Day
  • World Spine Day

October 16: Holiday Highlights

National Dictionary Day

Dictionary Day is a day to celebrate the power of words. It is a day to recognize the importance of dictionaries and the impact they have had on our lives. It is a day to appreciate the hard work of lexicographers who have worked to create and maintain dictionaries. It is a day to recognize the importance of language and the power of words. Dictionary Day

National Liqueur Day

Liqueur Day is a day to celebrate the delicious and diverse range of liqueurs available. From sweet to savory, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you prefer a classic like Grand Marnier or something more exotic like a flavored vodka, there is a liqueur to suit your taste. So grab a glass and celebrate Liqueur Day!

World Spine Day

World Spine Day is an annual event that celebrates the importance of spinal health. It is a day to raise awareness of the importance of taking care of our spines and to promote healthy lifestyle choices that can help prevent spinal problems. It is also a day to recognize the work of healthcare professionals who help people with spinal issues. World Spine Day is a great opportunity to learn more about spinal health and to take steps to protect our spines. Spine Day

October 16: Famous Birthdays

  • October 16, 1854 – Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, poet, and novelist (The Picture of Dorian Grey) (d. 1900)
  • October 16, 1925 – Angela Lansbury, English-American actress, singer and producer (Murder She Wrote)
  • October 16, 1946 – Suzanne Somers, American actress and producer (Three’s Company)

October 16: Historical Events

  • October 16, 1780 – The Great Hurricane of 1780 ends after its sixth day and leaves between 20,000 and 24,000 residents of the Lesser Antilles dead
  • October 16, 1793 – During the French Revolution, Queen Marie Antoinette is executed
  • October 16, 1834 – Much of the Palace of Westminster in London burns in a fire
  • October 16, 1841 – Queen’s University is founded in the Province of Canada
  • October 16, 1847 – The novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is published in London
  • October 16, 1859 – John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia
  • October 16, 1875 – Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah
  • October 16, 1882 – The Nickel Plate Railroad opens
  • October 16, 1919 – Adolf Hitler gives his first publish speech at a meeting of the German Worker’s Party
  • October 16, 1923 – The Walt Disney Company is founded
  • October 16, 1947 – The Philippines takes over the administration of the Turtle Islands and the Mangsee Islands from the U.K.
  • October 16, 1964 – China detonates its first nuclear weapon
  • October 16, 1978 – Pope John Paul II becomes the first non-Italian pontiff since 1523
  • October 16, 1995 – The Skye Bridge in Scotland is opened for the first time

October 16: Music Events

  • October 16, 1951 – Little Richard records for the first time, laying down tracks at the Atlanta radio station WGST. Four singles from the session are released the next year.
  • October 16, 1954 – Elvis Presley made his first radio appearance on the Louisiana Hayride.
  • October 16, 1962 – Flea (bassist for Red Hot Chili Peppers) is born Michael Peter Balzary in Melbourne, Australia. His nickname originally “Mike B the Flea” comes from his manic energy, as he is always jumping around.
  • October 16, 1968 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience released the album Electric Ladyland. It was the third and final album by the band.
  • October 16, 1989 – Kate Bush releases her sixth studio album, The Sensual World. The title track, inspired by James Joyce’s novel Ulysses, earns her a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Performance.
  • October 16, 1991 – Red Hot Chili Peppers kick off their Blood Sugar Sex Magik tour with a show in Madison, Wisconsin. Their opening acts are Smashing Pumpkins and a new band called Pearl Jam.
  • October 16, 2003 – Apple launches a Windows version of the iTunes store, previously available only on Macs.
  • October 16, 2017 – Ed Sheeran breaks his wrist and elbow in a biking accident, forcing him to cancel dates on his tour of Asia. He calls his time off “the most depressing six weeks of my life.”
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October 16: Music: Albums released.

  • October 16, 1964 – The Supremes, “A Bit Of Liverpool” – Soul – Motown
  • October 16, 1985 – ZZ Top, “Afterburner” – Blues Rock
  • October 16, 2000 – Cocteau Twins, “Stars And Topsoil” – Folk Rock
  • October 16, 2001 – Ozzy Osbourne, “Down To Earth” – Hard Rock
  • October 16, 2016 – Leonard Cohen, “You Want It Darker” – Soft Rock
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October 16: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 16 is Libra.

October Birthstone:

What is the October Birthstone? Pink Tourmaline and Opal

October’s birthstones are pink tourmaline and opal. Tourmaline, the primary birthstone, is rare because it is one of the few gems that can be found in almost every color. Some pink tourmalines have clarity as transparent as diamonds! Opals, on the other hand, are in a class by themselves.

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