October was the 8th month in the old Roman calendar; the root word, 'Octo', translates to 'eight'.
More American Presidents (6) were born during the month of October than any other month.
October ends on the same day of the week as February every year.
In the Southern hemisphere, October is the seasonal equivalent to April.
On the last week of October, it is the only time of the entire year when all four major American sports have games at the same time: the MLB, NHL, NFL and NBA.
Keep an eye out for the
Orionid meteor shower, taking place October 2 through November 7, with peak visibility
in the predawn hours of October 21-22.
It's believed that w
hen deer are in a gray coat in October, expect a hard winter.
A study in Italy reports that October is the best month for conceiving a boy.