October in Pop Culture History

Observances and Celebrations:

International Walk to School Month
World Blindness Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Health Literacy Month
National Bullying Prevention Month
LGBT History Month
National Pizza Month
Mental Illness Awareness Week (First Week)
World Space Week (Week of Oct. 4)
Thanksgiving (Second Monday)
International Music Day (Oct. 1)
International Day of Non-Violence (Oct. 2)
World Animal Day (Oct.4)
World Teachers Day (Oct. 5)
National Noodle Day (Oct. 6)
World Post Day (Oct. 9)
World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10)
National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11)
International Day of the Girl Child (Oct. 11)
Freethought Day (Oct. 12)
Friday the 13th (Oct. 13, ‘017)
World Standards Day (Oct. 14)
Global Hand Washing Day (Oct. 15)
World Food Day (Oct. 16)
Blog Action Day (Oct. 16)
Persons Day (Oct. 18)
World Statistics Day (Oct. 20)
International Day of the Nacho (Oct. 21)
Mole Day (Oct. 23)
United Nations Day (Oct. 24)
Intersex Awareness Day (Oct. 26)
Black Cat Appreciation Day (Oct. 27)
International Animation Day (Oct. 28)
National Cat Day (Oct. 29)
Mischief Night (Oct. 30)
Halloween (Oct. 31)

Notable Events:

1923 – Founding of Walt Disney Company

1926 – Publication of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

1927 – Premiere of The Jazz Singer, the first ‘talkie’, first feature film using spoken dialogue

1939 – First appearance of Namor the Sub-Mariner

1940 – Publication of For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

1948 – First appearance of The Riddler

1950 – First appearance of The Peanuts

1951 – Premiere of I Love Lucy

1958 – First appearance of Bizarro

1958 – First appearance of The Smurfs

1959 – Premiere of The Twilight Zone

1968 – First appearance of Vision

1969 – Premiere of Monty Python’s Flying Circus

1974 – First appearance of Wolverine

1983 – Microsoft releases Word version 1

1994 – Premiere of Pulp Fiction

1999 – Harley Quinn makes comic debut

1999 – Premiere of Fight Club

2011 – Human population reaches 7 billion


14 Comments Add yours

  1. TeacherofYA says:

    Wow. October has been a busy month…it gets around! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Zezee says:

    The Twilight Zone came out in 1959?! I didn’t know that!

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  3. Every time you do these posts I always quiz my husband.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Green Onion says:

      Haha, nice. Fun for the whole family!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Exactly! I love quizzing him because he’s usually really good with it. Me on the other hand, I don’t know any of it lol.


  4. For Tyeth says:

    OCT 31st is also a special day for me as an amateur magician…it is World Magic Day. The reason this date was chosen is due to the sad fact that Harry Houdini the famous escapologist died on this day as well. Many spiritualists and magic fans hold vigils each year on this day hoping to hear from Houdini as he attempts to escape death itself. Thanks for the list of other dates though.


  5. Ola G says:

    I really enjoy those posts – lots of intriguing bits and pieces! 🙂 And I love the Fight Club poster as well 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  6. mydangblog says:

    Wow–October was an excellent month for pop culture. So when are they going to make a movie about the Sub-Mariner?!


  7. chbrown6 says:

    A lot of milestones.


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