Odd And Interesting Dates In The Month Of October


Breast Cancer Awareness Month


2: Groucho Marx birthday

Gandhi birthday


3: James Herriot birthday

Child Health Day


4: World Animal Day

Feast Of St. Francis of Assisi

Anne Rice birthday


5: Full Hunter’s Moon


6: World Smile Day


9: John Lennon birthday

Columbus Day

Leif Erikson Day


!0: Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday

Thelonious Monk’s birthday


14: E.E. Cummings birthday


15: Poetry Day

Fredrich Nietzsche birthday


16: Oscar Wilde birthday

Dictionary Day


17: Arthur Miller birthday


18: Feast of St. Luke/ St Luke’s Little Summer


19: New Moon

John le Carre birthday


20: John Dewey birthday


21: Dizzy Gillespie birthday

Samuel Taylor Coleridge birthday


23: Michael Crichton birthday


24: United Nations Day


25: Johann Strauss birthday


27: Sylvia Plath birthday

Simon LeBon birthday

Dylan Thomas birthday


30: Ezra Pound birthday


31: Halloween


John Keats birthday


Odd And Interesting Dates In The Month Of September


4: Labor Day


6: Full Harvest Moon


7: Buddy Holly’s birthday

Anna Mary “Grandma” Moses’s birthday


8: Patsy Cline’s birthday

International Literacy Day


9: Leo Tolstoy’s birthday


10: Grandparents Day

Patriot Day


13: Roald Dahl’s birthday


15: POW/MIA Recognition Day

Agatha Christie’s birthday


17: Constitution Day

William Carlos Williams’s birthday


20: New Moon

George R.R. Martin’s birthday


21: Stephen King’s birthday

International Day Of Peace

Leonard Cohen’s birthday

H.G. Wells’s birthday


22: Autumnal Equinox



23: Ray Charles’s birthday

John Coltrane’s birthday


24: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s birthday

Jim Henson’s birthday


25: Shel Silverstein’s birthday


26: T.S. Eliot’s birthday

George Gershwin’s birthday


27: Samuel Adam’s birthday


29: Michaelmas

Miguel de Cervantes’s birthday


30: National Public Lands Day

Truman Capote’s birthday

Odd And Interesting Dates In The Month Of August


1: Lammas

Herman Melville’s birthday


2: Friendship Day


4: Percy Bysshe Shelley’s birthday


5: Guy de Maupassant’s birthday


6: Lord Alfred Tennyson’s birthday


7: Lunar Eclipse

Full Moon


12: Vinyl Record Day


13: Alfred Hitchcock’s birthday

Annie Oakley’s birthday


15: Assumption Of Mary

Sir Walter Scott’s birthday

Napoleon Bonaparte’s birthday


16: Madonna’s birthday

Charles Bukowski’s birthday


18: Virginia Dare’s birthday


19: National Aviation Day


20: H.P. Lovecraft’s birthday


21 New Moon

Ozma of Oz’s birthday

Senior Citizen Day


22: Dorothy Parker’s birthday

Ray Bradbury’s birthday


23: Solar Eclipse


25: Tim Burton’s birthday



26: Women’s Equality Day


27: Confucius’s birthday


28: Johann W. von Goethe’s birthday

Leo Tolstoy birthday


30: Mary Shelley’s birthday


Odd And Interesting Dates For The Month Of July



1: George Sand’s birthday


2: World UFO Day

Herman Hesse’s birthday


3: Frank Kafka’s birthday


4: Independence Day

Rube Goldberg’s birthday

Stephen Foster’s birthday

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birthday


5: Jean Cocteaqu’s birthday


6: Frida Kahlo’s birthday


7: Ringo Starr’s birthday

Robert Heinlein’s birthday


8: Full Moon


10: Marcel Proust’s birthday


11: E.B. White’s birthday


12: Henry David Thoreau’s birthday

Pablo Neruda’s birthday

Battle of The Boyne


14: Bastille Day


15: St Swithin’s Day

Clement Moore’s birthday

Rembrandt’s birthday


19: Edgar Degas’s birthday


21: Ernest Hemingway’s birthday


22: Pied Piper (1376)


23: New Moon

Parent’s Day


24: Amelia Earhart’s birthday

Alexandre Dumas’s birthday (1802)


25: Hot Fudge Sundae Day


26: Carl Jung’s birthday

Mick jagger’s birthday

Aldous Huxley’s birthday


27: Alexandre Dumas’s birthday (1857)


28: Beatrix Potter’s birthday


30: Emily Bronte’s birthday


31: J.K. Rowling’s birthday

Odd And Interesting Dates Throughout The Month Of June



June 1: Marilyn Monroe’s birthday


June 2: Thomas Hardy’s birthday

Marquis de Sade’s birthday


June 3: Allen Ginsberg’s birthday


June 4: Pentecost/Whitsun


June 5: Richard Scarry’s birthday

World Environment Day


June 7: Children’s Day


June 8: Nick Rhodes'(Duran Duran’s keyboardist) birthday

Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday


June 9: Full Moon

Cole Porter’s birthday


June 10: Maurice Sendak’s birthday


June 11: Jacques Cousteau’s birthday


June 12: Anne Frank’s birthday


June 13: William Butler Yeat’s birthday


June 14: Flag Day


June 16: Joyce carol Oates’ birthday



June 17: Igor Stravinsky’s birthday


June 18: Father’s Day

Paul McCartney’s birthday


June 19: Blaise Pascal’s birthday


June 20: St John’s Eve

Midsummer’s Eve

John Taylor’s (Duran Duran’s bassist) birthday

International Surfing Day

Lillian Hellman’s birthday


June 21: Summer Solstice


Midsummer’s Day

First Day of Summer

Jean-Paul Sartre’s birthday


June 23: New Moon


June 24: Feast of St John/ St John’s Tide


June 25: George Michael’s birthday

George Orwell’s birthday


June 26: Pearl S Buck’s birthday


June 27: Helen Keller’s birthday


June 28: Henry The VIII’s birthday

Jacques Rousseau’s birthday


June 29: Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s birthday


June 30: Lena Horne’s birthday

Odd And Interesting Dates Throughout The Month Of May


(This began as a feature in the now discontinued 2017 monthly newsletter.  Now we have it here.)


May 1: May Day



May 2: National Teacher Day


May 3: Solar or Sun Day

May Sarton’s birthday


May 4: Star Wars Day


May 5: Cinco De Mayo

Nellie Bly’s birthday


May 6: National Nurse’s Day


May 7: Robert Browning’s birthday


May 9: J.M Barrie’s birthday


May 10: Full Flower Moon


May 11: Johnny Appleseed’s birthday

Salvador Dali’s birthday


May 12: Florence Nightingale’s birthday


May 14: Mother’s Day


May 15: Frank L. Baum’s birthday


May 18: Bertrand Russell’s birthday


May 19: Malcolm X’s birthday


May 20: Armed Forces Day


May 23: Mary Cassatt’s birthday


May 25: New Moon

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s birthday


May 26: Ramadan begins at Sundown


May 28: Sierra Club founded


May 29: Memorial Day

President John F. Kennedy’s birthday


May 31: Walt Whitman’s birthday