October Trivia Questions and Answers 2023
October is the tenth month of the year, with plenty of important historical events to unique autumnal traditions. Whether you want to challenge your knowledge or expand your understanding of this time of year, this quiz is a good start.
Test your knowledge for October with these fun and challenging October trivia questions and answers. Discover fascinating facts about this time of year, from historical events to autumnal traditions.
For more monthly quiz, see also September Trivia Quiz.
General October Trivia Questions And Answers
- How long were West Germany and East Germany split apart before the unification on October 3, 1990? Answer: 45 years
- How many countries formed the United Nations in 1945? Answer: 51 countries
- In which city is the current headquarters of the United Nations Assembly? Answer: New York City
- Which Christian music artist was born on October 8, 1964, and is known for songs like "Mercy Said No" and "Goodness of God"? Answer: Cece Winans
- What is the name of the sports car developed by Ford that was introduced in October 1964 and became an American icon? Answer: Ford Mustang
- Which country was hit by a devastating hurricane in October 2016, causing widespread destruction and loss of life? Answer: Haiti
- What type of seasonal flu vaccine was first introduced in October 2009 to combat a worldwide pandemic? Answer: H1N1 or "swine flu" vaccine
- Which American TV show, created by Dan Harmon and premiering in October 2009, is known for its unique concept and dedicated fanbase? Answer: Community
- Which American president was born on October 14, 1890? Answer: Dwight Eisenhower
- What day is set aside as World Food Day each year? Answer: 16th October
Historical Events in October
- Which famous battle took place in England between the English and the Normans on October 1066? Answer: The Battle of Hastings.
- On this day in history, October 28, 1886, which famous landmark was unveiled in New York City? Answer: The Statue of Liberty
- What national park was established on October 1st, 1890 in the United States? Answer: Yosemite National Park
- On October 4th, 1957, which country launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, into space? Answer: The Soviet Union
- When was the United Nations officially established in other to maintain international peace and security following the second world war? Answer: 24 October 1945
- Which country declared independence from Spain on October 10th, 1868, in a rebellion known as the Ten Years' War? Answer: Republic of Cuba
- On what date did the Muslim general Saladin capture Jerusalem from the crusaders? Answer: October 2, 1187
- Which country gained independence from the British Empire on October 1st, 1960? Answer: The Republic of Nigeria
- What battle took place on October 25th, 1415, where the English defeated the French during the Hundred Years' War? Answer: The Battle of Agincourt
- Which significant event in American history occurred on October 29th, 1929, often called Black Tuesday? Answer: The stock market crash that triggered the Great Depression
October Holidays and Observances
- What national holiday is celebrated every October 3rd to mark the reunification of West Germany and East Germany? Answer: German Unity Day
- Which disease prevention awareness month takes place in October, and aims to increase awareness and education about a certain type of cancer? Answer: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- Which holiday, observed on the second Monday in October in the United States, commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas? Answer: Columbus Day
- Which international day, celebrated on October 1st, aims to raise awareness about a certain type of medical condition affecting millions worldwide? Answer: International Day of Older Persons
- What is the name of the Canadian holiday that is celebrated on the same day as Columbus Day in the United States? Answer: Thanksgiving Day
- What Jewish holiday, also known as the "Feast of Tabernacles," typically occurs in September or October? Answer: Sukkot
- What holiday is observed on October 5th each year to celebrate the achievements of teachers and to promote education? Answer: World Teachers' Day
- What American holiday is observed on October 9th each year to honor the achievements of the explorer Leif Erikson and the Nordic people who first settled in America? Answer: Leif Erikson Day
- What international holiday is observed yearly on October 11th to raise awareness about the rights and needs of girls around the world? Answer: International Day of the Girl
- What holiday on October 5th yearly is observe to promote religious freedom and encourage students to share their beliefs in a respectful and non-disruptive way? Answer: Bring Your Bible To School Day
Sporting Events In October
- In which year was the first World Series of baseball held in October? Answer: 1903
- What is the name of the professional baseball championship series that takes place at end of October? Answer: The World Series
- Who won the men's singles title at the 2020 French Open tennis tournament held in October? Answer: Rafael Nadal
- What is the name of the annual horse race that takes place in Maryland on the third Saturday in October? Answer: Maryland Million Day
- In what year did the Boston Red Sox win the World Series in October for the first time since 1918? Answer: 2004
- On what date did the New York Yankees win their first World Series? Answer: October 10, 1923
- Which boxer won the "Thrilla in Manila" fight against Joe Frazier in October 1975? Answer: Muhammad Ali
- Which NFL player set a record for most receiving yards in a single game in October 1985? Answer: Stephone Paige
- Which Formula One driver won the Japanese Grand Prix held in October 2019? Answer: Valtteri Bottas
- Who won the October 2019 MotoGP race in Thailand? Answer: Maverick Viñales
10 Fun Facts About October
- The name "October" comes from the Latin word "octo," which means "eight," as it was originally the eighth month in the Roman calendar.
- October in the Northern Hemisphere is equivalent to April in the Southern Hemisphere.
- The birthstone for October is the opal, which symbolizes faithfulness and confidence.
- In October, the United States celebrates both National Pizza Month and National Popcorn Poppin' Month.
- The first week of October is National Walk Your Dog Week in the United States.
- October 1st is World Vegetarian Day, which promotes a vegetarian lifestyle's health and environmental benefits.
- The first Apple iPod was released on October 23, 2001.
- The first James Bond film, "Dr. No," was released on October 6th, 1962.
- In Japan, October 10th is designated as Sports Day, a national holiday promoting health and wellness.
- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in many countries around the world.