October Fun Facts

Background Facts about October:

Calendula - Birth Flower of October

Calendula – Birth Flower of October

  • October is the tenth month of the year according to the Gregorian Calendar
  • The word “Octo” is of Latin origin and means eight
  • The early Roman Calendar had October as the eighth month of the year
  • October has 31 days in the month
  • October is best known for Halloween celebrated at the end of the month


  • Birthstones associated with October are the Tourmaline and the Opal
Opal - Birthstone of October

Opal – Birthstone of October

  • Birth Flower associated with October is the Calendula
  • Season: Autumn
  • Astrological Signs: Libra (until October 22nd) & Scorpio (from October 23rd)

Famous People born in October:

1st October 1924 – Jimmy Carter, 39th U.S President

21st October 1833 – Alfred Nobel, Founder of the Nobel Prizes for Peace

22nd October 1919 – Doris Lessing, Famous Writer – novelist, poet and playwright

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