Steve Jobs Day

Steve Jobs Day is an unofficial holiday observed annually on the 16th of October to honor the man who redefined home computing, enhanced the user experience with home computers, and helped create products that would be loved by millions of people around the world.

He will forever be seen as a “visionary” and someone who helped revolutionize the music and phone industries. Although he made some embarrassing mistakes throughout his life, his contributions to the world of technology are numerous and well-documented. That’s why this holiday is observed by so many people, not only in the U.S. but worldwide.

The History of Steve Jobs Day

Steven Paul Jobs was born on February 24th, 1955, in San Francisco, California. He attended and dropped out of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and then took a job as a video game designer at Atari in 1974.

After a pilgrimage to India to experience Buddhism, he returned to Silicon Valley and reconnected with a former high school friend, Stephen Wozniak. Mr. Wozniak informed Jobs of the progress he was making while designing his own logic board, and the two went into business together.

The Apple I was built in Jobs’ family garage, and Jobs offered to sell it to Hewlett-Packard, who turned down the design. Jobs understood that the personal computer would appeal to a large segment of the American public and encouraged Wozniak to design an improved model. This model was the Apple II. The rest became history.

The Governor of California first created this holiday. This day was initially established to remember Steve Jobs during the month of his death in 2011. The original day was observed closer to Jobs’s death day, October 5th. It has since been moved to be observed on the 16th of October every year.

Observing Steve Jobs Day

On this day, people all over the world can celebrate Steve Jobs and his achievements. This is a man who put technology and innovation at the forefront, all of which helped to bring the personal computer and the smartphone into the lives of modern people. This day can be spread around the world simply by using the hashtag #SteveJobsDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 16 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
October 16 Thursday
Last year (2023)
October 16 Monday
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