October 19 Holidays

October 19 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | October 19 Calendar

October 19th Daily Holidays include:

  • Conflict Resolution Day – October 19, 2023 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Dress Like a Dork Day
  • Evaluate Your Life Day
  • Get Smart About Credit Day – October 19, 2023 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Get to Know Your Customer Day – October 19, 2023 (Third Thursday of the Start of Each Quarter, Jan/April/July/Oct)
  • International Credit Union Day – October 19, 2023 (Third Thursday in October)
  • International Gin and Tonic Day
  • International Shakeout Day – October 19, 2023 (Third Thursday in October)
  • LGBT Center Awareness Day
  • National Seafood Bisque Day
  • New Friends Day – (Also on July 19 and January 19)
  • Rainforest Day
  • Spirit Day – October 19, 2023 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day – October 19, 2023 (Thursday of Third Full Week in October)
  • World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day

October 19: Famous Birthdays

  • October 19, 1956 – Grover Norquist, American activist who founded Americans for Tax Reform
  • October 19, 1962 – Evander Holyfield, American boxer and actor

October 19: Historical Events

  • October 19, 1216 – King John of England dies and is succeeded by his nine year old son Henry
  • October 19, 1512 – Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology
  • October 19, 1789 – The first Chief Justice of the United States, John Jay is sworn in
  • October 19, 1864 – The Battle of Cedar Creed during the American Civil War ends the last Confederate threat to Washington D.C.
  • October 19, 1944 – The United States forces land in the Philippines
  • October 19, 1960 – The United States imposes a near total trade embargo against Cuba
  • October 19, 1973 – President Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes
  • October 19, 1987 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 508 points, or 22% and is named Black Monday
  • October 19, 2005 – Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for Crimes Against Humanity
  • October 19, 2005 – Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record
  • October 19, 2012 – A bomb explosion in Lebanon, kills eight and injures 110 people
  • October 19, 2013 – A train crash in Buenos Aires injures 105 people

October 19: Music Events

  • October 19, 1979 – Prince, the album by Prince is released including the #1 hit I Wanna Be Your Lover and I Feel For You
  • October 19, 1985 – Take On Me by A-ha of Norway hits #1 in America with a video that takes place within a comic book (video below)
  • October 19, 1997 – Vince Gill sings Take Me Home Country Roads at the Grand Ole Opry to honor John Denver
  • October 19, 2005 – Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens), is named songwriter of the year, and wins Song of the Year for First Cut is The Deepest at the ASCAP Awards in London
  • More October 19

October 19: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 19 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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