Wear Something Gaudy Day
When : Always October 17th
Wear Something Gaudy Day is your chance to really stick out in a crowd.
The word "gaudy" refers to something bright, gay, cheap, showy, outlandish, or otherwise not in good taste.
Have a little fun on this day. For just one day, forego fashion and style. Look for something to wear that's really wild and wacky, and will stick out like a sore thumb wherever you go. If you don't have anything like this in your wardrobe, perhaps a friend does.
Note: If you're always garbed in gaudy attire, this is your day to look like everyone else!
Origin of Wear Something Gaudy Day:
The roots of this day go back to the hit 1970's television comedy show "Three's Company". Larry Dallas (played by Richard Kline), one of the characters on the show, declared a Wear Something Gaudy Day.
This Day in History October 17th
Cyrus the Great marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost 70 years of exile. Cyrus allows the Jews to return to Yehud Medinata and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. (539 BC)
London Tornado of 1091: A tornado thought to be of strength T8/F4 strikes the heart of London. (1091)
Battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England near Durham, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years. (1346)
Charles II of England sells Dunkirk to France for 40,000 pounds. (1662)
American Revolutionary War: British General John Burgoyne surrenders his army at Saratoga, New York. (1777)
American Revolutionary War: British General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrenders at the Siege of Yorktown. (1781)
First The Open Championship (referred to in North America as the British Open). (1860)
Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie). (1888)
Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland. (1907)
Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia declare war on the Ottoman Empire, joining Montenegro in the First Balkan War. (1912)
First British bombing of Germany in World War I. (1917)
RCA is incorporated as the Radio Corporation of America. (1919)
Al Capone convicted of income tax evasion. (1931)
Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States. (1933)
For the first time in World War II, a German submarine attacks an American ship. (1941)
German troops execute the male population of the villages Kerdyllia in Serres, Greece. (1941)
The Holocaust: Sobibor extermination camp is closed. (1943)
Donald Byrne and Bobby Fischer play a famous chess game called The Game of the Century. Fischer beat Byrne and wins a Brilliancy prize. (1956)
The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair closes after a two year run. More than 51 million people had attended the two-year event. (1965)
A fire at a building in New York City kills 12 firefighters, the fire department's deadliest day until the September 11, 2001 attacks. (1966)
OPEC starts an oil embargo against a number of western countries, considered to have helped Israel in its war against Syria. (1973)
Mother Teresa awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. (1979)
The Department of Education Organization Act is signed into law creating the US Department of Education and US Department of Health and Human Services. (1979)
Having gone to the wrong house for a Halloween party, Japanese exchange student Yoshihiro Hattori is shot and killed by the homeowner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (1992)
Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi became the first Israeli minister to be assassinated in a terrorist attack. (2001)
The pinnacle is fitted on the roof of Taipei 101, a 101-floor skyscraper in Taipei, allowing it to surpass the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur by 56 metres (184 ft) and become the world's tallest highrise. (2003)