October 20th Holidays, Horoscope and History

All About October 20th

Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia

October 20th Holidays

  • International Sloth Day
    Today on October 20th we celebrate the sloth. Sloths play an important role in tropical forest ecosystems.  To learn more about sloths visit https://slothconservation.org/celebrating-international-sloth-day/.
  • Miss American Rose Day
    On October 20th Miss American Rose Day, which is affiliated with the Miss American Rose competition,  recognizes and rewards women and girls of all ages for their achievements, academics, talent, community service and career. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/Miss-American-Rose-Pageants-250554499672/
  • National Brandied Fruit Day
    October 20th celebrates brandied fruits. If you don’t know what that is then check out this recipe https://www.thespruceeats.com/brandied-fruit-recipe-1136116
  • National Call-in Day For Health Reform
    We could not find a lot of info about this observance. Please comment below if you know what this is about.
  • National Suspenders Day
    On October 20th we celebrate suspenders! So if you have a pair hiding in a drawer somewhere, pull them out and make your own fashion statement today!
  • National Youth Confidence Day
    Tiffany R. Lewis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc. founded National Youth Confidence Day in 2018. It is celebrated every yeah on October 20th. The goal is to encourage a strong foundation of positive relationships to mentor today’s youth.
  • The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller
    The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller is celebrated October 20th each year. This marks the anniversary of IFATCA (International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations), which was founded  October 20th, 1961. The day celebrates all people around the world who work to help make air travel the safe. 
  • World Osteoporosis Day
    World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on 20 October, and launches a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. Learn more at https://www.worldosteoporosisday.org/.

October 20th Horoscope is Libra

  • Date range: September 23 – October 22
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  • 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 and Gwen Stefani, Evander Holyfield, John Lithgow.

October 20th Trivia

  • 1859 – John Dewey, American philosopher, psychologist was born in BTom Petty 2010urlington, VT.
  • 1931 – Mickey Mantle, American baseball player was born.
  • 1950 – Tom Petty, American singer-songwriter, musician was born in Gainesville, FL
  • 1964 – Herbert Hoover, American politician, 31st President of the United States passes away from colon cancer.
  • 1964 – Kamala Harris, United States Senator was born in Oakland, CA.
  • 1968 – Former American first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, married Greek shipping magnet, Aristotle Onassis.
  • 1958 – Viggo Mortensen, American actor was born in Manhattan, New York CiJohn Krasinskity, NY.
  • 1967 – Filmmakers Roger Patterson and Robert “‘Bob” Gimlin shot the most famous Big Foot footage at Bluff Creek, a tributary of the Klamath River, in  Humboldt County, California. Skeptics have tried (and failed) to debunk this footage as fake. Both Patterson and Gimlin have denied it was fake up until their deaths.
  • 1971 – Snoop Dogg, American rapper, producer was born in Long Beach, CA.
  • 1973 – The iconic Sydney Opera House opens.
  • 1977 – Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane crashes. Lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines die in the crash.
  • 1979 – John Krasinski, American actor known for his role as Jim in the tv series, “The Office” was born in Boston, Ma.
  • 1988 – Candice Swanepoel, South African Victoria’s Secret model, was born in  Mooi River, South Africa.
  • 1991 – A 6.8 Mw earthquake strikes the Uttarkashi region of India, killing more than 1,00 people.
  • 2020 – The  staggering stats on Coronavirus cases as of today: Cases 40.4M, Recovered 27.7M, Deaths 1.12M.

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The memorial marking the crash site, where Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane crashed.

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