Born in the month of pumpkin spice lattes, stunning leaves and trick-or-treating, October babies hold a lot of interesting qualities.
We told you that September babies were fit. But in a 2015 study, kids born in October out-performed kids born in other months — September included. The more summer rays a mother is exposed to during her pregnancy, the more Vitamin D her unborn child benefits from (one of those benefits being bone and muscle growth).
Fewer women go into labor and give birth on Halloween because of the spooky associations. A study conducted by Yale University School of Public Health found that on Valentine's Day — associated with positivity and love — there was a 3.6% increase in "spontaneous births." On Halloween, there was a 5.3% decrease (apparently, your subconscious has a stronger influence than you'd think).
October holds a lot of importance — the first postal service was created (1896), the first birth control clinic was opened despite its ultimate closure shortly after (1916) and the first-ever televised presidential address, featuring Harry Truman, aired (1947).
Often known as marigolds, these plants can grow up to almost two feet tall and are valued for their healing properties. You can use the flower head to help soothe cuts, burns, sores and even insect bites.
Proven to be quite charming, October babies make for good romantic partners. Ruled by Venus, they create harmony and are known as the "peacemakers."
More American presidents have celebrated October birthdays than any other month. This includes Adams, Eisenhower, Carter and Roosevelt.
Like some September babies, those born before October 24 are classified as the balanced and social Libras. Those born after are Scorpios, known for being passionate, loyal but rather stubborn.
Hard working and determined, those born in October are all about business. Might as well buy your little girl or guy a briefcase to break in!
Famous October babies include, but are not limited to: Matt Damon (Oct 8), Simon Cowell (Oct 7), Ryan Reynolds (Oct 23), Julia Roberts (Oct 28) and, of course, The Sound of Music's Julie Andrews (Oct 1).
While you probably knew this already, you most likely didn't know the following: Legend has it, if you're wearing an opal and you weren't born in October, you're unsafe. Under superstition, opals are extremely bad luck and should never be given as a gift (but you, October babies, are in the clear).
We told you that fall babies have a greater chance at hitting 100, but it's those born in October who are predicted to live the longest. The twins pictured above, Marie Hendrix and Gabrielle Vaudremer, celebrated their 100th birthdays on October 2, 2010. They didn't register with Guinness World Records, but would have been recognized as the oldest living twins at that time if they'd applied. Amazing!