October 1 holidays in 2024

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Independence Day Palau Public Holiday
Cyprus Independence Day Cyprus National Holiday
Elders' Day Mongolia Observance
International Day of Older Persons - International (Awareness & Cause)
Armed Forces Day South Korea Observance
World Vegetarian Day - International (Food & Drinks, Lifestyle)
Independence of Southern British Cameroons from UK Cameroon Observance
Teachers Day Uzbekistan Public Holiday
International Coffee Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Balloons Around the World Day - Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
Chuuk Constitution Day Micronesia Local Holiday
Investiture of the Captains Regent San Marino National Holiday
Black History Month United Kingdom Monthly
National Hair Day - Unofficial (Lifestyle)
Fire Pup Day - Unofficial (Animals)
National Homemade Cookies Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Children´s Day El salvador Observance
Tuvalu Day Tuvalu Public Holiday
National Day China National Holiday
National Day Nigeria Public Holiday
National Day of the People's Republic of China Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Public Holiday (October) Botswana Public Holiday

Historical Events on October 1

  • 331 B.C: Darius III of Persia is defeated by Alexander the Great at the Battle of Gaugamela.
  • 1553: Queen Mary I of England is crowned.
  • 1787: Alexander Suvorov lead Russian forces in a win over the Turk at Kinburn.
  • 1880: Thomas Edison opens the 1st electric lamp factory.
  • 1890: The United States Congress establishes Yosemite National Park.
  • 1891: Stanford University opens for the first time.
  • 1908: The Model T Ford goes on the market with an initial price of $825 U.S dollars.
  • 1918:E. Lawrence lead Arab forces and capture the city of Damascus during World War I.
  • 1938: The Sudetenland is annexed by Germany.
  • 1939: After a month long siege of Warsaw, Nazi troops enter the city.
  • 1943: Allied forces capture Naples, Italy during World War II.
  • 1982: Walt Disney World opens Epcot near Orlando, Florida.
  • 1982: The first consumer compact disc play- Model CDP-101 – is launched by the Sony Corporation.
  • 1989: Denmark becomes the first country to legalize same-sex civil unions.

Famous Birthdays on October 1

  • Henry III of England is born in 1207.
  • Spanish explorer Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira is born in 1542.
  • Dutch Painter Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem is born in 1620.
  • American outlaw, Bonnie Parker is born in 1910.
  • American songwriter, screenwriter and publisher, Irwin Kostal is born in 1911.
  • American actor Walter Matthau is born in 1920.
  • American actor James Whitmore is born in 1921.
  • 39th President of the U.S and Nobel Prize laureate, Jimmy Carter is born in 1924.
  • American actor Tom Bosley is born in 1927.
  • English actress and singer, Julie Andrews is born in 1935.
  • American baseball player and coach, Mark McGwire is born in 1963.
  • German field hockey player, Andreas Keller is born in 1965.
  • American-Canadian football player, Mike Pringle is born in 1967.
  • American actor Jay Underwood is born in 1968.
  • American comedian, actor and screenwriter, Zach Galifianakis is born in 1969.
  • Israeli poet and author, Ronen Altman Kaydar is born in 1972.

Labor Day

Grandparents Day

Sukkot

Sweetest Day

Hanukkah

Kwanzaa

Chinese New Year