Saturday, October 23, 2021

October - Happy, happy birthday! Time to blow out the candles and make a wish.


As promised, on the 23rd of every month I will post a list of literary author birthdays. I came across the list on Book Lover Gifts website. Feel free to add your favorite authors special day. Put it in the comments section, just wait for their birth month.


  • 04 Oct 1884 – Damon Runyon, author of Little Miss Marker
  • 16 Oct 1854 – Oscar Wilde, author of The Happy Prince and Other Tales
  • 27 Oct 1914 – Dylan Thomas, the stormy Welsh poet

October Facts: 

  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the leaves on trees begin to change color.
  • The Saxons called October Wintirfylith because it had the first full moon of the winter season.
  • Halloween, celebrated on the last day of the month originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. Samhain marks the end of the harvest season and beginning winter.
  • Folklore: A warm October means a cold February.


See you next month!