CD PLAYER DEBUTS: ANNIVERSARY
On1 October, 1982 the first compact disc player, jointly developed by Sony, Philips and Polygram, went on sale. It cost $625 (more than $1,000 in current dollars).
The INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE.
The National FIRE PREVENTION WEEK is observed in the United States and Canada (annually, the Sunday through Saturday period during which Oct 9 falls).
OCTOBER is the FIRE PREVENTION MONTH in the schools of Voronezh Region (Russia) this year. It is observed to increase awareness of the dangers of fire and to educate the students on how to stay safe from fire.
WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY
UNIVERSAL MUSIC DAY
This day celebrates and encourages profound gratitude for music, musicians and music teachers (annually, the second Saturday in October)
WORLD FOOD DAY
Annual observance to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and to strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger and poverty.
UNITED NATIONS DAY: 65th ANNIVERSARY OF FOUNDING
Official United Nations holiday commemorates founding of the United Nations.
HALLOWE’EN or ALL HALLOW’S EVE
An ancient celebration combining Druid autumn festival and Christian customs.