October 3 Holidays, Events & Observances

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October 3 holidays, events, remembrance around the world. These are October 3 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; October 3 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on October 3.

October 3 holidays and observances
October 3 Holidays and Observances
Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in October, international holidays in October 3, national days in October 3. Some major October 3 national day and International holidays list in October calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

Therefore, there’s a myriad of holidays and observances to explore from worldwide celebrations, national holidays, remembrance days, minor holidays, lesser known festivals, and special ancient celebrations.

There are literally thousands of holidays throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering. from our comprehensive list of October 3 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have accumulated the long list of observances in October 3, notable events, national days in October 3, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on October 3 annually.

Here we go:

Month of October

In October, autumn comes into full swing. Let’s get in the fall mood! This month’s name stems from Latin octo, “eight,” because this was the eighth month of the early Roman calendar. When the Romans converted to a 12-month calendar, the name October stuck despite that fact that it’s now the 10th month!

October is the second month of fall in the northern half of the world. In the southern half, it is the second month of spring.

The Saxons called the month Wintirfyllith because it had the first full moon of the winter season.

Holidays in October

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word may refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

Meanwhile few of holidays in October are: October 9 is Leif Eriksson Day.
October 3 is a busy day, with three holidays packed into it: 1) Canadian Thanksgiving. (2) Columbus Day (U.S.), a federal holiday, is observed on the second Monday in October. It was on October 32, 1492, that Christopher Columbus landed on a small island in the Bahamas, convinced that he had reached Asia. Read more about Columbus Day. (3) Indigenous Peoples’ Day (U.S.)—a holiday that celebrates the history and cultures of indigenous peoples native to what is today the United States. More special days like Mad Hatter Day, National Badger Day, National Noodle Day, World Cerebral Palsy Day, etc See All Holidays in October here

October 3 holidays and observances
October 3 National and Special Days

Major October 3 Holidays / National Day

October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 89 days remain until the end of the year.

October 3 events

  • 2457 BC – Gaecheonjeol, Hwanung (환웅) purportedly descended from heaven. South Korea’s National Foundation Day.
  • 52 BC – Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia.
  • 42 BC – Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight a decisive battle with Caesar’s assassins Brutus and Cassius.
  • 382 – Roman Emperor Theodosius I concludes a peace treaty with the Goths and settles them in the Balkans.
  • 1392 – Muhammed VII becomes the twelfth sultan of the Emirate of Granada.
  • 1574 – The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen.
  • 1683 – Qing dynasty naval commander Shi Lang receives the surrender of the Tungning kingdom on Taiwan after the Battle of Penghu.
  • 1712 – The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.
  • 1739 – The Treaty of Niš is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the end of the Russian–Turkish War.
  • 1789 – George Washington proclaims a Thanksgiving Day for that year.
  • 1792 – A militia departs from the Spanish stronghold of Valdivia to quell a Huilliche uprising in southern Chile.
  • 1863 – The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.
  • 1873 – Chief Kintpuash and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War of northern California.
  • 1912 – U.S. forces defeat Nicaraguan rebels at the Battle of Coyotepe Hill.
  • 1918 – King Boris III of Bulgaria accedes to the throne.
  • 1919 – Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the first Latin player to appear in a World Series.
  • 1929 – The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Yugoslavia by King Alexander I.
  • 1930 – The German Socialist Labour Party in Poland – Left is founded.
  • 1932 – Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1935 – Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy invades Ethiopia.
  • 1942 – A German V-2 rocket reaches a record 85 km (46 nm) in altitude.
  • 1943 – World War II: German forces murder 92 civilians in Lingiades, Greece.
  • 1949 – WERD, the first black-owned radio station in the United States, opens in Atlanta.
  • 1951 – Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San pits Commonwealth troops against communist Chinese troops.
  • 1952 – The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world’s third nuclear power.
  • 1957 – The California State Superior Court rules that the book Howl and Other Poems is not obscene.
  • 1962 – Project Mercury: Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched from Cape Canaveral for a six-orbit flight.
  • 1963 – A violent coup in Honduras begins two decades of military rule.
  • 1978 – A Finnish Air Force DC-3 crashes, killing all 15 people on board.
  • 1981 – The hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland ends after seven months and ten deaths.
  • 1985 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight.
  • 1986 – TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories in Canada, is officially opened.
  • 1989 – A coup in Panama City is suppressed and 11 participants are executed.
  • 1990 – The German Democratic Republic is abolished and becomes part of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • 1991 – Nadine Gordimer is announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • 1993 – An American attack against a warlord in Mogadishu fails; eighteen US soldiers and over 350 Somalis die.
  • 1995 – The O. J. Simpson murder case ends with a verdict of not guilty.
  • 2008 – The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 for the U.S. financial system is signed by President George W. Bush.
  • 2009 – Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey join together in the Turkic Council.
  • 2013 – At least 360 migrants are killed when their boat sinks near the Italian island of Lampedusa.
  • 2015 – Forty-two are killed and 33 go missing in the Kunduz hospital airstrike.
  • 2017 – King Felipe VI of Spain makes a special televised speech on Catalan independence referendum crisis.
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October 3 birthdays

  • 85 BC – Gaius Cassius Longinus, Roman politician (d. 42 BC)
  • 1292 – Eleanor de Clare, English noblewoman (d. 1337)
  • 1390 – Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (d. 1447)
  • 1458 – Saint Casimir, Prince of Poland and Duke of Lithuania (d. 1484)
  • 1554 – Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (d. 1628)
  • 1610 – Gabriel Lalemant, French-Canadian missionary and saint (d. 1649)
  • 1631 – Sebastian Anton Scherer, German organist and composer (d. 1712)
  • 1713 – Antoine Dauvergne, French violinist and composer (d. 1797)
  • 1716 – Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist and academic (d. 1781)
  • 1720 – Johann Uz, German poet and judge (d. 1796)
  • 1790 – John Ross, American tribal chief (d. 1866)
  • 1797 – Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1870)
  • 1800 – George Bancroft, American historian and politician, 17th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1891)
  • 1804 – Townsend Harris, American merchant, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Japan (d. 1878)
  • 1804 – Allan Kardec, French author, translator, educator and founder of modern Spiritism (d. 1869)
  • 1828 – Woldemar Bargiel, German composer and educator (d. 1897)
  • 1837 – Nicolás Avellaneda, Argentinian journalist and politician, 8th President of Argentina (d. 1885)
  • 1846 – James Jackson Putnam, American neurologist and academic (d. 1918)
  • 1848 – Henry Lerolle, French painter and art collector (d. 1929)
  • 1858 – Eleonora Duse, Italian-American actress (d. 1924)
  • 1862 – Johnny Briggs, English cricketer and rugby player (d. 1902)
  • 1863 – Pyotr Kozlov, Russian archaeologist and explorer (d. 1935)
  • 1865 – Gustave Loiseau, French painter (d. 1935)
  • 1866 – Josephine Sabel, American singer and comedian (d. 1945)
  • 1867 – Pierre Bonnard, French painter (d. 1947)
  • 1869 – Alfred Flatow, German gymnast (d. 1942)
  • 1875 – Dr. Atl, Mexican painter (d. 1964)
  • 1879 – Warner Oland, Swedish-American actor and singer (d. 1938)
  • 1882 – A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter and academic (d. 1974)
  • 1885 – Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (d. 1970)
  • 1886 – Alain-Fournier, French soldier, author, and critic (d. 1914)
  • 1888 – Wade Boteler, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1943)
  • 1889 – Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1938)
  • 1890 – Emilio Portes Gil, Mexican politician, President of Mexico (d. 1978)
  • 1894 – Elmer Robinson, American lawyer and politician, 33rd Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1982)
  • 1894 – Walter Warlimont, German general (d. 1976)
  • 1895 – Giovanni Comisso, Italian author and poet (d. 1969)
  • 1895 – Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (d. 1925)
  • 1896 – Auvergne Doherty, Australian businesswoman (d. 1961)
  • 1896 – Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet and critic (d. 1987)
  • 1897 – Louis Aragon, French author and poet (d. 1982)
  • 1898 – Leo McCarey, American director and screenwriter (d. 1969)
  • 1898 – Adolf Reichwein, German economist and educator (d. 1944)
  • 1899 – Gertrude Berg, American actress, screenwriter and producer (d. 1966)
  • 1900 – Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (d. 1938)
  • 1901 – Jean Grémillon, French director, composer, and screenwriter (d. 1959)
  • 1904 – Ernst-Günther Schenck, German colonel and physician (d. 1998)
  • 1905 – Tekin Arıburun, Turkish soldier and politician, President of Turkey (d. 1993)
  • 1906 – Natalie Savage Carlson, American author (d. 1997)
  • 1908 – Johnny Burke, American songwriter (d. 1964)
  • 1911 – Michael Hordern, English actor (d. 1995)
  • 1915 – Ray Stark, American film producer (d. 2004)
  • 1916 – James Herriot, English veterinarian and author (d. 1995)
  • 1919 – James M. Buchanan, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Ray Lindwall, Australian cricketer and soldier (d. 1996)
  • 1923 – Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Dominica (d. 2004)
  • 1924 – Harvey Kurtzman, American cartoonist (d. 1993)
  • 1924 – Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – Simone Segouin (also known as Nicole Minet), French Resistance fighter and partisan
  • 1925 – Gore Vidal, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – George Wein, American pianist and producer, co-founded the Newport Folk Festival
  • 1928 – Erik Bruhn, Danish dancer and choreographer (d. 1986)
  • 1928 – Edward L. Moyers, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1928 – Shridath Ramphal, Guyanese academic and politician, 2nd Commonwealth Secretary-General
  • 1931 – Glenn Hall, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1932 – Terence English, South African-English surgeon and academic
  • 1933 – Neale Fraser, Australian tennis player
  • 1934 – Benjamin Boretz, American composer and theorist
  • 1934 – Miguel-Ángel Cárdenas, Colombian-Dutch painter and illustrator (d. 2015)
  • 1934 – Harold Henning, South African golfer (d. 2004)
  • 1934 – Simon Nicholson, English sculptor and painter (d. 1990)
  • 1935 – Charles Duke, American general, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1935 – Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Soviet Russian-Armenian actor (d. 2020)
  • 1936 – Steve Reich, American composer
  • 1938 – Eddie Cochran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1960)
  • 1938 – David Hart Dyke, English captain
  • 1938 – Jack Hodgins, Canadian author and academic
  • 1938 – Dave Obey, American lawyer and politician
  • 1939 – Bob Armstrong, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2020)
  • 1940 – Alan O’Day, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1940 – Jean Ratelle, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1940 – Mike Troy, American swimmer (d. 2019)
  • 1941 – Chubby Checker, American singer-songwriter
  • 1941 – Andrea de Adamich, Italian race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1941 – John Elliott, Australian businessman
  • 1943 – Jeff Bingaman, American soldier and politician, 25th Attorney General of New Mexico
  • 1943 – Baki İlkin, Turkish civil servant and diplomat
  • 1944 – Pierre Deligne, Belgian mathematician and academic
  • 1945 – Tony Brown, English footballer and sportscaster
  • 1945 – Christopher Bruce, English dancer and choreographer
  • 1945 – Jo Ritzen, Dutch economist and politician, Dutch Minister of Education
  • 1946 – P. P. Arnold, American soul singer
  • 1947 – John Perry Barlow, American poet, songwriter, blogger, and activist (d. 2018)
  • 1947 – Ben Cauley, American trumpet player and songwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1947 – Fred DeLuca, American businessman (d. 2015)
  • 1947 – Anne Dorte of Rosenborg (d. 2014)
  • 1947 – Takis Michalos, Greek water polo player and coach (d. 2010)
  • 1949 – Lindsey Buckingham, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1949 – J. P. Dutta, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1949 – Aleksandr Rogozhkin, Russian director and screenwriter
  • 1949 – Laurie Simmons, American photographer and director
  • 1950 – Ronnie Laws, American jazz, R&B, and funk saxophone player
  • 1951 – Keb’ Mo’, American blues musician and songwriter
  • 1951 – Kathryn D. Sullivan, American geologist and astronaut
  • 1951 – Dave Winfield, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1952 – Bruce Arians, American football coach
  • 1952 – Gary Troup, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1954 – Eddie DeGarmo, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1954 – Dennis Eckersley, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1954 – Al Sharpton, American minister, talk show host, and political activist
  • 1954 – Stevie Ray Vaughan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1990)
  • 1955 – Moshe Kam, American engineering educator
  • 1955 – John S. Lesmeister, American educator and politician, 30th North Dakota State Treasurer (d. 2006)
  • 1955 – Allen Woody, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1955 – Buket Uzuner, Turkish author
  • 1956 – Hart Bochner, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Roberto Azevêdo, Brazilian engineer and diplomat, 6th Director-General of the World Trade Organization
  • 1957 – Tim Westwood, English radio and television host
  • 1958 – Chen Yanyin, Chinese sculptor
  • 1958 – Louise Lecavalier, Canadian dancer and choreographer
  • 1959 – Craig Bellamy, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1959 – Fred Couples, American golfer
  • 1959 – Greg Proops, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1959 – Jack Wagner, American actor and singer
  • 1961 – Rebecca Stephens, English journalist and mountaineer
  • 1961 – Ludger Stühlmeyer, German cantor, composer, and musicologist
  • 1962 – Tommy Lee, Greek-American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
  • 1962 – Simon Scarrow, Nigerian-English novelist
  • 1963 – Benny Anders, American basketball player
  • 1963 – Dan Goldie, American tennis player
  • 1964 – Clive Owen, English actor
  • 1965 – Annemarie Verstappen, Dutch swimmer
  • 1965 – Jan-Ove Waldner, Swedish table tennis player
  • 1966 – Darrin Fletcher, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Rob Liefeld, American author and illustrator
  • 1967 – Chris Collingwood, English-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1968 – Paul Crichton, English footballer and manager
  • 1968 – Greg Foster, American basketball player and coach
  • 1968 – Marko Rajamäki, Finnish footballer and manager
  • 1968 – Donald Sild, Estonian javelin thrower
  • 1969 – Garry Herbert, English rower and sportscaster
  • 1969 – Gwen Stefani, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer
  • 1969 – Tetsuya, Japanese singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1970 – Elmar Liitmaa, Estonian guitarist and songwriter
  • 1970 – Jimmy Ray, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Wil Cordero, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
  • 1971 – Kevin Richardson, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1972 – Komla Dumor, Ghanaian-English journalist (d. 2014)
  • 1972 – G. Love, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player
  • 1972 – Guy Oseary, Israeli–American talent manager and businessman
  • 1973 – Neve Campbell, Canadian actress and producer
  • 1973 – Angélica Gavaldón, American-Mexican tennis player and coach
  • 1973 – Lena Headey, British actress
  • 1973 – Eirik Hegdal, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
  • 1974 – Mike Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1974 – Marianne Timmer, Dutch speed skater
  • 1975 – India Arie, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1975 – Phil Greening, English rugby player and coach
  • 1975 – Satoko Ishimine, Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1976 – Herman Li, Hong Kong-English guitarist and producer
  • 1976 – Seann William Scott, American actor and producer
  • 1977 – Daniel Hollie, American wrestler
  • 1977 – Eric Munson, American baseball player and coach
  • 1977 – Luca Tognozzi, Italian footballer
  • 1978 – Gerald Asamoah, Ghanaian-German footballer
  • 1978 – Neil Clement, English footballer
  • 1978 – Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian footballer
  • 1978 – Jake Shears, American singer-songwriter
  • 1979 – Josh Klinghoffer, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1979 – John Morrison, American wrestler and actor
  • 1979 – Danny O’Donoghue, Irish singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1980 – Anquan Boldin, American football player
  • 1980 – Sheldon Brookbank, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 – Lindsey Kelk, English journalist and author
  • 1980 – Héctor Reynoso, Mexican footballer
  • 1980 – Ivan Turina, Croatian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1981 – Danny Coid, English footballer
  • 1981 – Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer
  • 1981 – Andreas Isaksson, Swedish footballer
  • 1981 – Jonna Lee, Swedish singer and musician
  • 1981 – Ronald Rauhe, German kayaker
  • 1981 – Matt Sparrow, English footballer
  • 1983 – Fred, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 – Thiago Alves, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • 1983 – Andreas Papathanasiou, Cypriot footballer
  • 1983 – Tessa Thompson, American actress
  • 1984 – Yoon Eun-hye, South Korean singer and actress
  • 1984 – Bruno Gervais, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Jessica Parker Kennedy, Canadian actress
  • 1984 – Anthony Le Tallec, French footballer
  • 1984 – Ashlee Simpson, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1985 – Courtney Lee, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Lewis Brown, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1986 – Jackson Martínez, Colombian footballer
  • 1987 – Robert Grabarz, English high jumper
  • 1987 – Martin Plowman, English race car driver
  • 1987 – Starley, Australian pop singer
  • 1988 – Alicia Vikander, Swedish actress
  • 1988 – Dustin Gazley, American ice hockey player
  • 1988 – ASAP Rocky, American rapper and songwriter
  • 1989 – Nate Montana, American football player
  • 1989 – Alex Trimble, Irish singer
  • 1990 – Johan Le Bon, French cyclist
  • 1991 – Jenny McLoughlin, English sprinter
  • 1991 – Aki Takajo, Japanese singer
  • 1993 – Raffaele Di Gennaro, Italian footballer
  • 1994 – Victoria Bosio, Argentinian tennis player
  • 1995 – Lil Tracy, American rapper
  • 1997 – Jin Boyang, Chinese figure skater
  • 2004 – Noah Schnapp, American actor
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October 3 deaths

  • 42 BC – Gaius Cassius Longinus, Roman politician (b. 85 BC)
  • 723 – Elias I of Antioch, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch.
  • 818 – Ermengarde, queen of the Franks
  • 900 – Muhammad ibn Zayd, Tabaristan emir
  • 959 – Gérard of Brogne, Frankish abbot
  • 1078 – Iziaslav I of Kiev (b. 1024)
  • 1226 – Francis of Assisi, Italian friar and saint (b. 1181)
  • 1283 – Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Welsh prince (b. 1238)
  • 1369 – Margaret, Countess of Tyrol (b. 1318)
  • 1399 – Eleanor de Bohun, English noble (b. 1360)
  • 1568 – Elisabeth of Valois (b. 1545)
  • 1596 – Florent Chrestien, French poet (b. 1541)
  • 1611 – Charles, Duke of Mayenne (b. 1554)
  • 1629 – Giorgi Saakadze, Georgian commander and politician (b. 1570)
  • 1649 – Giovanni Diodati, Swiss-Italian clergyman and theologian (b. 1576)
  • 1653 – Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch linguist and academic (b. 1612)
  • 1656 – Myles Standish, English captain (b. 1584)
  • 1690 – Robert Barclay, Scottish theologian and politician, 2nd Governor of East Jersey (b. 1648)
  • 1701 – Joseph Williamson, English politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (b. 1633)
  • 1795 – Tula, Curaçao slave leader (date of birth unknown; executed)
  • 1801 – Philippe Henri, marquis de Ségur, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (b. 1724)
  • 1833 – François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general and engineer (b. 1754)
  • 1838 – Black Hawk, American tribal leader (b. 1767)
  • 1860 – Rembrandt Peale, American painter and curator (b. 1778)
  • 1867 – Elias Howe, American engineer, invented the sewing machine (b. 1819)
  • 1873 – Kintpuash, American tribal leader (b. 1837)
  • 1877 – James Roosevelt Bayley, American archbishop (b. 1814)
  • 1877 – Rómulo Díaz de la Vega, Mexican general and president (1855) (b. 1800)
  • 1881 – Orson Pratt, American mathematician and religious leader (b. 1811)
  • 1890 – Joseph Hergenröther, German historian and cardinal (b. 1824)
  • 1891 – Édouard Lucas, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1842)
  • 1896 – William Morris, English author and poet (b. 1834)
  • 1907 – Jacob Nash Victor, American engineer (b. 1835)
  • 1911 – Rosetta Jane Birks, Australian suffragist (b. 1856)
  • 1917 – Eduardo Di Capua, Neapolitan composer, singer and songwriter (b. 1865)
  • 1929 – Jeanne Eagels, American actress (b. 1894)
  • 1929 – Gustav Stresemann, German politician, Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1878)
  • 1931 – Carl Nielsen, Danish violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1865)
  • 1936 – John Heisman, American football player and coach (b. 1869)
  • 1953 – Arnold Bax, English composer and poet (b. 1883)
  • 1959 – Tochigiyama Moriya, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 27th Yokozuna (b. 1892)
  • 1963 – Refet Bele, Turkish general (b. 1877)
  • 1965 – Zachary Scott, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1966 – Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Swedish physicist and academic (b. 1896)
  • 1967 – Woody Guthrie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1912)
  • 1967 – Malcolm Sargent, English organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1895)
  • 1969 – Skip James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1902)
  • 1979 – Nicos Poulantzas, Greek-French sociologist and philosopher (b. 1936)
  • 1980 – Friedrich Karm, Estonian footballer (b. 1907)
  • 1981 – Anna Hedvig Büll, Estonian-German missionary (b. 1887)
  • 1986 – Vince DiMaggio, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
  • 1987 – Jean Anouilh, French playwright and screenwriter (b. 1910)
  • 1987 – Kalervo Palsa, Finnish painter (b. 1947)
  • 1988 – Franz Josef Strauss, Bavarian lieutenant and politician, Minister President of Bavaria (b. 1915)
  • 1990 – Stefano Casiraghi, Italian-Monegasque businessman (b. 1960)
  • 1990 – Eleanor Steber, American soprano and educator (b. 1914)
  • 1993 – Katerina Gogou, Greek actress, poet, and author (b. 1940)
  • 1993 – Gary Gordon, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1960)
  • 1993 – Randy Shughart, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1958)
  • 1994 – John C. Champion, American producer and screenwriter (b. 1923)
  • 1994 – Dub Taylor, American actor (b. 1907)
  • 1995 – Ma. Po. Si., Indian author and politician (b. 1906)
  • 1997 – Michael Adekunle Ajasin, Nigerian politician, 3rd Governor of Ondo State (b. 1908)
  • 1998 – Roddy McDowall, English-American actor (b. 1928)
  • 1999 – Akio Morita, Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (b. 1921)
  • 2000 – Benjamin Orr, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1947)
  • 2001 – Costas Hajihristos, Greek actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 2002 – Bruce Paltrow, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2003 – Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2003 – William Steig, American sculptor, author, and illustrator (b. 1907)
  • 2004 – John Cerutti, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1960)
  • 2004 – Janet Leigh, American actress (b. 1927)
  • 2005 – Ronnie Barker, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2005 – Nurettin Ersin, Turkish general (b. 1918)
  • 2006 – Lucilla Andrews, Egyptian-Scottish nurse and author (b. 1919)
  • 2006 – John Crank, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1916)
  • 2006 – Peter Norman, Australian runner (b. 1942)
  • 2006 – Alberto Ramento, Filipino bishop (b. 1937)
  • 2007 – M. N. Vijayan, Indian journalist, author, and academic (b. 1930)
  • 2009 – Vladimir Beekman, Estonian poet and translator (b. 1929)
  • 2010 – Ben Mondor, Canadian-American businessman (b. 1925)
  • 2010 – Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Abdul Haq Ansari, Indian theologian and scholar (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Robert F. Christy, American physicist and astrophysicist (b. 1916)
  • 2012 – Albie Roles, English footballer (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Sari Abacha, Nigerian footballer (b. 1978)
  • 2013 – Sergei Belov, Russian basketball player and coach (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – Joan Thirsk, English cryptologist, historian, and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Ewen Gilmour, New Zealand comedian and television host (b. 1963)
  • 2014 – Benedict Groeschel, American priest, psychologist, and talk show host (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Jean-Jacques Marcel, French footballer (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Kevin Metheny, American businessman (b. 1954)
  • 2014 – Ward Ruyslinck, Belgian author (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Denis Healey, English soldier and politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1917)
  • 2015 – Muhammad Nawaz Khan, Pakistani historian and author (b. 1943)
  • 2015 – Javed Iqbal, Pakistani philosopher and judge (b. 1925)
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Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Abd-al-Masih
    • Adalgott
    • Blessed Szilárd Bogdánffy
    • Dionysius the Areopagite
    • Émilie de Villeneuve
    • Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair
    • Francis Borgia
    • George Bell and John Raleigh Mott (Episcopal Church)
    • Gerard of Brogne
    • Hesychius of Sinai
    • Théodore Guérin
    • Maximian of Bagai
    • October 3 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • German Unity Day (Germany)
  • Morazán Day (Honduras)
  • National Day, celebrates the independence of Iraq from the United Kingdom in 1932.
  • National Foundation Day or Gaecheonjeol (South Korea)
  • On social media: “Mean Girls Day”, a widespread phenomenon in celebration of the film Mean Girls
  • On social media: “Fullmetal Alchemist Day”, a similar celebration of the Japanese shōnen manga series Fullmetal Alchemist

October 3 Day, the conclusion

Here, we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.

This calendar for the national days of October (October 3 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic October 3 day celebrates.

Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.

Check out more October events, October holidays, events and observances. or by checking any date from the calendar below.

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