October 10 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Beginning of the War of Independence Cuba National Holiday
Fiji Day Fiji Public Holiday
World Mental Health Day - International (Health & Body, United Nations)
National Day/Double Tenth Day Taiwan National Holiday
Curaçao Day Curacao Public Holiday
Day of the Maroons Suriname Public Holiday
Party Foundation Day North Korea Public Holiday
National Angel Food Cake Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Cake Decorating Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Handbag Day - Unofficial (Lifestyle)
Ada Lovelace Day - Unofficial (Products & Technology , Science)
Plebiscite Day Austria (Carinthia) State Holiday
Moi Day Kenya Public Holiday
World Homeless Day - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
World Porridge Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Hug A Drummer Day - Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)
National Face Your Fears Day - Unofficial (Health & Body)

Historical Events on October 10

  • 1845: The Naval School in Annapolis, Maryland that later was renamed the U.S Naval Academy, opens up on this day with 7 professors and about 50 students.
  • 1846: English astronomer William Lassell discovers the largest moon of the planet Neptune – the moon later named Triton.
  • 1871: After a mishap at a barn, a fire rages across Chicago and would last a total of three days.
  • 1903: Emmeline Pankhurst founds the Women’s Social and Political Union.
  • 1953: A Mutual Defense Treaty is formalized between the U.S and the Republic of Korea in Washington, D.C.
  • 1957: United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower issues a formal apology to the finance minister of Ghana – Komla Agbeli Gbedemah – when he is refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.
  • 1963: The Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty begins.
  • 1967: The Outer Space Treaty begins. This treaty was signed on January 27th by 60+ nations and establishes international space law.
  • 1971: The 19th century “New London Bridge” is sold, disassembled and shipped to the U.S. It now resides in Lake Havasu City, Nevada.
  • 1973:S. Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after allegations of him evading Federal income taxes.

Famous Birthdays on October 10

  • Isabella II of Spain is born in 1830.
  • American colonel Robert Gould Shaw is born in 1837.
  • American painter Maurice Prendergast is born in 1858.
  • Norwegian explorer and Nobel Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen is born in 1861.
  • Australian author, poet and journalist Louise Mack is born in 1870.
  • English playwright,screenwriter and Nobel Prize laureate, Harold Pinter is born in 1930.
  • German physicists, chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Gerhard Ertle is born in 1936.
  • American novelist and short story writer, Lily Tuck is born in 1938.
  • American actor, screenwriter and director Peter Coyote is born in 1941.
  • American singer-songwriter David Lee Roth is born in 1954.
  • Japanese author and illustrator Rumiko Takahashi is born in 1957.
  • American singer-songwriter Tanya Tucker is born in 1958.


Tax Day

Labor Day

Mother’s Day

Summer Solstice

Bastille Day


VJ Day