October 10 in Pop Culture History

October 10th History, Trivia, and Fun Facts

October 10th History Highlights

  • 1780 – The Great Hurricane of 1780 killed 20,000 to 30,000 people in the Caribbean.
  • 1845 – The Naval School (later the United States Naval Academy) opened with 50 students in Annapolis, Maryland.
  • 1886 – Griswold Lorollaerd created the first Tuxedo.
  • 1973 – 1973 – Vice President of the US Spiro Agnew resigned, after being charged with evasion of federal income tax.
  • If you were born on October 10th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… January 17th (same year)

World Health Day

To raise awareness of mental health, October 10 has been recognized by the World Health Organisation as World Mental Health Day. Mental health struggles affect everyone and we need to remember that mental illness is not just about mental illness, but also about physical health problems such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. While we recognize the importance of World Mental Health Day, it is also important to remember that mental health problems are widespread and that most people will face mental health challenges at some point in their lives.

October 10th is…

Angel Food Cake Day
Cake Decorating Day
Handbag Day
Motorsport Memorial Day
US Naval Academy Day
World Homeless Day
World Mental Health Day

October 10th Birthday Quotes

“From your parents, you learn to love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.”
– Helen Hayes

“This story’s gonna grab people. It’s about this guy, he’s crazy about this girl, but he likes to wear dresses. Should he tell her? Should he not tell her? He’s torn, Georgie. This is drama.”
– Ed Wood

“I guess if you keep making the same mistake long enough, it becomes your style.”
– John Prine

“I just got an apartment here in Nashville, and I invested in a Queen-sized bed because I’m like, “I haven’t had a big bed since I was a kid.” I woke up this morning on one side, like, in ‘coffin position’.”
– Lzzy Hale

“At the end of the day, give up your worries and give thanks for the journey.”
– Ben Vereen

“Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.”
– David Lee Roth

October 10th Birthdays

1900 – Helen Hayes, American actress (died in 1993)
1917 – Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist, and composer (died in 1982)
1924 – Ed Wood, American actor, director, producer screenwriter (died in 1978)
1927 – Jon Locke, American character actor (died in 2013)
1933 – Jay Sebring, American hair stylist, and businessman (died in 1969)
1941 – Peter Coyote, American actor
1946 – John Prine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (died in 2020)
1946 – Ben Vereen, American actor, singer, and dancer
1953 – Midge Ure, Scottish singer-songwriter
1954 – David Lee Roth, American singer-songwriter
1958 – Tanya Tucker, American singer-songwriter
1959 – Julia Sweeney, American comedic actress
1965 – Chris Penn, American character actor (died in 2006)
1966 – Bai L ng, Chinese-American model and actress
1969 – Wendi McLendon-Covey, American actress
1973 – Mario Lopez, American actor, and television personality
1984 – Lzzy Hale, American singer-songwriter
1988 – Rose McIver, New Zealand actress
1989 – Aimee Teegarden, American actress

October 10th History

October 10 annually (fiction) Predators hunt Xenomorphs on Earth, Aliens vs. Predator, Film

1780 – The Great Hurricane of 1780 killed 20,000 to 30,000 people in the Caribbean region.

1845 – In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (now the United States Naval Academy) opened.

1871 – The Great Chicago Fire finally dissipated.

1871 – Tau Epsilon Phi was founded at Columbia University (other organizations did not allow Jewish members)

1918 – The Cloquet Fire, northern Minnesota, USA

1953 – #1 Hit October 10, 1953 – November 20, 1953: Stan Freberg – St. George And The Dragonet

1957 – The finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbedemah, was refused service in a Howard Johnson’s restaurant in Dover, Delaware. It was a bit of an international incident. He later was invited to dine with US President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

1960 – #1 Hit October 10, 1960 – October 16, 1960: Larry Verne – Mr. Custer

1964 – NBC aired the 1964 Summer Olympics opening ceremony at Tokyo, Japan, with the first time of live Olympic telecast program, by geostationary communication satellite, Syncom 3.

1970 – #1 Hit October 10, 1970 – October 16, 1970: Neil Diamond – Cracklin’ Rosie

1971 – The television program Upstairs, Downstairs premiered.

1973 – Vice-president Spiro Agnew resigned from office, the second person to do so.

1983Adam, a TV-movie about the mysterious disappearance of Adam Walsh, premiered on NBC.

1987 – #1 Hit October 10, 1987 – October 16, 1987: Whitesnake – Here I Go Again

2010 – Cable channel The Hub (Now Discovery Family) made its debut in the United States.

2012 – Nashville premiered on ABC

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

Clarence Nash was not only the voice of Donald Duck for 50 years but also performed the role when the cartoons were dubbed into other languages.

An alpaca’s gestation period lasts almost one year (~350 days).

During the filming of “Conan The Barbarian”, Arnold Schwarzenegger had to cut down his workout routine because his arm and chest muscles were so big that he couldn’t wield a sword properly.

The Capital of Kiribati is Tarawa Atoll

Sugar Ray Robinson – Real Name: Walker Smith

Batman spends most of his money on expensive electronics, has little to no social life, and when he’s not dressing up and pretending to be a superhero he spends most of his time sitting in front of a computer in his parents’ basement. #soundfamiliar

“Whenever I’m caught between two evils, I take the one I never tried.” – The Frisco Doll (Mae West) #moviequotes

Roulette Odds: Two number combination: Payoff: 17:1 True Odds: 5.26%

The old movies were right: there are blinking lights everywhere in the future. #science

Goldfish can live beyond 20 years if you take good care of them. The oldest goldfish on record was 43 years.

The pizza was first mentioned over 1000 years ago in a Latin text written in southern Italy in 997 AD.

“Barbra Streisand OoooOOOooOOOO OOOOoooOOOO OOOOoooOOOO ooo, oooOOOOooooOOOOO OOOOoooOOOO OOOOoooOOOO ooo” #songlyrics

The Capital of Kenya is Nairobi

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