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Did you know these things happened in October?

Are you an October baby? Here are some famous dates in October as well as celebrities who were born on the same day as you.

So what goes on in the tenth month of the year? We've found the celebrity birthdays, star signs and special days for October.

So what other famous dates in October are there?

What happens in October Star Signers' Lives

October star signs

The zodiac signs for the month of October are Libra (September 23 - October 22) and Scorpio (October 23 to November 22)

According to www.astrology-zodiac-signs.com:

Libra Strengths: Resourceful, brave, passionate, stubborn, a true friend
Libra Weaknesses: Indecisive, avoids confrontations, will carry a grudge, self-pity
Libra likes: Harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors
Libra dislikes: Violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity

Scorpio Strengths: Resourceful, brave, passionate, stubborn, a true friend
Scorpio Weaknesses: Distrusting, jealous, secretive, violent
Scorpio likes: Truth, facts, being right, longtime friends, teasing, a grand passion
Scorpio dislikes: Dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people

Famous October birthday dates in Australia

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1st. Andrew O'Keefe (TV personality)

2nd. Joe Ingles (NBA player)

3rd. Neale Fraser (former tennis player)

4th. Darren Middleton (former Powderfinger guitarist)

5th. Guy Pearce (actor)

6th. Richie Benaud (former cricket player/commentator, died in 2015)

7th. Tim Minchin (singer/actor/comedian)

8th. Paul Hogan (former actor/comedian)

9th. Wayne Bartrim (former rugby league player)

10th. Nathan Jawai (basketball player)

11th. Wayne Gardner (former car/motorcycle racer)

12th. Hugh Jackman (actor)

13th. Ian Thorpe (former swimmer)

14th. Laurie Lawrence (former rugby player/swim coach)

15th. Rod Wishart (former rugby league player)

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16th. Casey Stoner (motorcycle racer)

17th. Russell Gilbert (comedian/actor)

18th. Nick O'Hern (golfer)

19th. Cliff Lyons (former rugby league player)

20th. Dannii Minogue (musician)

21st. Bernard Tomic (tennis player)

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22nd. Luke O'Donnell (former rugby league player)

23rd. Brad Haddin (former cricket player)

24th. Malcolm Turnbull (Australian prime minister)

25th. Chrissy Amphlett (former singer, died 2013)

26th. Waqa Blake (rugby league player)

27th. David Warner (cricket player)

28th. John Hewson (former politician)

29th. Matthew Hayden (former cricket player)

30th. Garry McDonald (actor)

31st: Christie Hayes (actress)

Famous dates in October around the world

Various: Oktoberfest (German celebration)

First Monday: Labour Day (ACT, NSW, SA and Qld Australia)

First Monday: Thanksgiving (Canada)

Fourth Monday: Labour Day (New Zealand)

10: Fiji Day (Fiji)

23: National Day (Hungary)

27: Flag Day (Greece)

31: Halloween (USA)

The October name history

While October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars, it was the eighth month in the old Roman calendar (which was 10 months and didn't include January or February). So October was named from the Latin word ôctō meaning "eight".

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October's birthstones are tourmaline and opal. Its birth flower is calendula.

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