All About October 11th
Holidays, Horoscope and History
October 11th Holidays
- “You Go, Girl” Day
October 11th – Kathryn Sullivan was the first American woman to walk in space and served aboard the mission that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope. Today celebrate Kathryn and other women like her who aspire to break gender roles and be “the first” to do something incredible.
- General Pulaski Memorial Day
October 11th – General Pulaski Memorial Day is a United States public holiday in honor of General Kazimierz Pułaski, a Polish hero of the American Revolution. Read the Proclamation Here.
- International Day of the Girl Child
October 11th – In 2011 the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. Today focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.
- Myths and Legends Day
October 11th is a fun holiday where we get to talk and learn about myths and legends. Tell your Bigfoot stories, share your Lochness pics, learn what a Chupacabra is.
- National Kimberly Day
Today on October 11th we celebrate the Kimberly’s of the world. So if you know someone named Kimberly, do something special for them today! At least give them a shout out on social media!
- Kraken Day
Today, October 11th we celebrate the Kraken! Kraken is a giant squid monster legend.
- National Coming Out Day
National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBTQIA+ awareness day observed on October 11th to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, pans and transgender people in “coming out of the closet”. So if you are ready, then go for it today. Hugs to all coming today. ♥ Learn the history on why October 11th is National Coming Out Day here.
- National It’s My Party Day
We’ve all heard the song” It’s My Party,” so if you want to know the history of it, visit here.
- National Sausage Pizza Day
Don’t need to much urging to celebrate this one! Today, October 11th get some take out and enjoy a sausage pizza!
- Southern Food Heritage Day
On October 11th we celebrate yummy southern cooking! Learn more at https://southernfood.org/.
October 11th Horoscope
- Date range: September 23 – October 22
- Element: Air
- Quality: Cardinal
- Color: Pink, Green
- Ruler: Venus
- Lucky Numbers: 4, 6, 13, 15, 24
- Personality Traits: Cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, stable, common sense, social but upsets easily, holds grudges, plays the victim
- Famous Libras: Neve Campbell, Kate Winslet, Jesse Eisenberg, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Will Smith, Viggo Mortenson, Zac Efron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Clive Owen, Hillary Duff, Tim Robbins, John Krasinski, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Sarandon, Eminem, Elisabeth Shue.
October 11th History
- 1634 – The Burchardi flood kills around 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
- 1884 – Eleanor Roosevelt Former First Lady of the United States was born in New York, NY.
- 1936 – The #1 movie in the US was Libeled Lady.
- 1946 – Daryl Hall, American singer was born in Pottstown, PA.
- 1956 – The #1 song in the US was Hound Dog by Elvis Presley.
- 1958 – NASA launches Pioneer 1, its first space probe, although it fails to achieve a stable orbit.
- 1962 – Joan Cusack, American actress was born in New York, NY.
- 1966 – Luke Perry, American actor was born in Mansfield, OH.
- 1968 – NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission.
- 1977 – Matt Bomer, American actor was born in Webster Groves, MO.
- 1980 – Another One Bites the Dust by Queen was the #1 song in the US.
- 1984 – Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.
- 1987 – The AIDS Memorial Quilt is first displayed during the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
- 1988 – The #1 movie in the US was The Accused starring Jodie Foster.
- 1991 – Prof. Anita Hill delivers her televised testimony concerning sexual harassment during the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination.
- 1998 – The First Night by Monica was the #1 song in the US.
- 2000 – NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission.
- 2008 – The #1 movie in the US was Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
- 2012 – Donald A. Gorske consumed his 26,000th McDonald’s Big Mac after 40 years of eating Big Macs on a daily basis. [GH]