57 Astonishing October Trivia Facts That Will Blow Your Mind!!

57 Astonishing October Trivia Facts That Will Blow Your Mind!!

Whether you’re a trivia enthusiast, a history buff, or just looking to impress your friends with some quirky facts, you’ve come to the right place.

This trivia extravaganza will take you through historical events, notable birthdays, and intriguing tidbits that make October a month to remember.

Let's dive in and explore the fascinating month of October!


Easy October Fun Facts & Trivia

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These easy October fun facts and trivia are perfect for kids, tweens, teens, adults and seniors to test their knowledge. Do you know them all?


What month does October come after?
Answer: September

What month does October come before?
Answer: November

What month is October in the calendar?
Answer: The 10th month of the year.

What meteorological season is the month of October in the Northern Hemisphere?
Answer: Autumn

What meteorological season is the month of October in the Southern Hemisphere?
Answer: Spring

How many days does the month of October have?
Answer: 31 days


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If you are born September 23rd-October 22nd, you are considered what zodiac sign?
Answer: Libra

If you are born October 23rd-November 21st, you are considered what zodiac sign?
Answer: Scorpio

True or False: October was originally the eighth month in the ancient Roman calendar.
Answer: True

The astrological sign of Libra takes up the first three weeks of this month. What is the symbol associated with the Libra sign?
Answer: The Scales





True or False: People born under the sign of Libra are known for their balance and fairness.
Answer: True

What flower is associated with the month of October?
Answer: The Marigold

True or False: The full moon in October is often called the Hunter's Moon.
Answer: True

True or False: Halloween is celebrated in October.
Answer: True

What month of the year was October on the old ten-month Roman calendar?
Answer: The 8th month


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What is the name of the star that is closest to Earth and can be seen during October in the Northern Hemisphere?
Answer: The Sun

Which continent starts experiencing longer daylight hours in October?
Answer: South America

October marks the beginning of which school term in many parts of the Southern Hemisphere?
Answer: The final term

What type of weather activity is common in October in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere?
Answer: Rain and wind

Average temperatures in what part of the world start to decrease significantly in October?
Answer: The Northern Hemisphere

The risk for what type of storms is still high in the Atlantic in October?
Answer: Hurricanes

October is often the start of what season for agricultural activities in the Southern Hemisphere?
Answer: Planting season

What weather phenomenon can be seen in the night sky in October, especially in rural areas?
Answer: The Orionid meteor shower

In October 1929, what significant economic event occurred?
Answer: The stock market crash

Who was the President of the United States during this event?
Answer: Herbert Hoover

True or False: In a standard year, no other month begins on the same day of the week as October.
Answer: False. January does.

What do students in the Northern Hemisphere typically call the mid-term break in October?
Answer: Fall break


Fun October Pop Culture Trivia

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These pop culture events all took place in October. Which do you know and which are new to you?

What famous music festival was held on October 9, 1969?
Answer: The Woodstock South Festival

In 1986, what famous movie premiered on October 24?
Answer: Crocodile Dundee

In 1994, what iconic sitcom premiered on NBC on October 22?
Answer: Friends

What beloved animated movie was released by Disney on October 29, 1995?
Answer: A Goofy Movie

In 2000, what Backstreet Boys song hit number one on the Billboard charts in October?
Answer: "Shape of My Heart"

Which superhero movie starring Tobey Maguire was released on October 18, 2004?
Answer: Spider-Man 2

In October of 1994, what song by Boyz II Men hit number one on the Billboard charts?
Answer: "I'll Make Love to You"

What American actor was born on October 30, 1968, and later became one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood?
Answer: Will Smith

What Thor actor was born on October 11?
Answer: Chris Hemsworth

What “Queen of Pop” released the hit single "Like a Virgin" in October 1984?
Answer: Madonna

What beloved Friends star celebrated his birthday on October 13?
Answer: Matt LeBlanc

What famed singer and guitarist was born on October 27, 1957?
Answer: Simon Le Bon

What famous boxer was born on October 10, 1966?
Answer: Evander Holyfield

Everyone loved this comedian and actor born on October 5, 1956. Who was he?
Answer: Bob Saget

What master of horror fiction was born on October 21, 1947?
Answer: Stephen King


Historical October Facts You Should Know

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These historical events all happened in the month of October. Which do you know and which is new to you?

In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in what is now known as the Bahamas on October 12.
Answer: True

In 1918, what pandemic struck its deadliest blow in October, killing millions worldwide?
Answer: The Spanish flu

In 1929, what major event began on October 24, marking the start of the Great Depression?
Answer: The stock market crash

In 1945, what international organization was founded on October 24?
Answer: The United Nations

On October 1, 1949, what country was established as a People's Republic?
Answer: China

In 1962, what crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear war in October?
Answer: The Cuban Missile Crisis

In 1971, which famous theme park opened in Orlando, Florida, on October 1?
Answer: Walt Disney World

Who was born on October 8, 1933, and later became the first African American justice of the United States Supreme Court?
Answer: Thurgood Marshall

In 1954, what significant military alliance was formed on October 1?
Answer: SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty Organization)

In 1979, what important environmental organization was established on October 2?
Answer: Greenpeace

On October 16, 1992, what significant financial event occurred in the United Kingdom, leading to a financial crisis?
Answer: Black Wednesday

In 1960, what famous animated television series debuted on October 1?
Answer: The Flintstones

In 1888, who began his notorious crime spree in London on October 30?
Answer: Jack the Ripper

In 1985, what famous pop star released the album "Thriller" on October 30?
Answer: Michael Jackson

On October 28, 1886, what iconic statue was dedicated in New York Harbor?
Answer: The Statue of Liberty


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I hope you enjoyed the Ultimate October Trivia Challenge!

From historical events to fun pop culture facts, October is truly a month filled with fascinating stories and tidbits.

Use these questions to test your friends, host a trivia night, or simply expand your knowledge about this unique month.

Stay curious and keep learning!


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