Calendar

(primary source: Chase’s Calendar of Events) – Also see the Events checklist

  • Friday, October 20

    • Information Overload Day
    • Mammography Day
    • Osteoporosis Day
    • Sloth Day
    • Statistics Day
    • Suspenders Day
    • Waiters Day
  • Ongoing:

    • MLB baseball playoffs – thru Oct 28 (earliest), Nov 1 (latest) – ESPN.com
    • NCAA college football regular season – thru Dec 9
    • NFL football – regular season – thru Dec 31
  • Saturday & beyond:

    • Oct 21 Sat: Apple Day
    • Oct 21 Sat: Reptile Awareness Day
    • Oct 21 Sat: Sweetest Day
    • Oct 27-29: Women’s Convention – Detroit, Michigan
    • Nov 10 Veterans Day (U.S.) – federal holiday
    • Nov 23 Thanksgiving Day (U.S.) – federal holiday
    • Dec 25 Christmas Day (U.S.) – federal holiday
    • 2018 Feb 4: Super Bowl LII (52) – Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • 2018 Feb 8-25: Winter Olympic Games – Pyeongchang, South Korea
    • 2018 Jun 14 to Jul 15: Men’s World Cup soccer tournament – in Russia
    • 2018 (late): NASA plans to conduct the first launch of its largest rocket yet, the Space Launch System, designed to carry the Orion capsule – SpaceDaily.com
    • 2018 (late): James Webb Space Telescope scheduled to be launched by an unmanned rocket to replace Hubble Space Telescope – originally scheduled to be launched in 2014 – spie.orgextremetech.comspace.com
    • 2019: Solar eclipse visible in South Pacific, Chile, Argentina
    • 2019: Super Bowl LIII (53) – Atlanta, Georgia
    • 2020: Solar eclipse visible in South Pacific, Chile, Argentina, South Atlantic
    • 2020: International Space Station reaches end of service life but could be extended to 2028
    • 2020: Super Bowl LIV (54) – South Florida
    • 2020: Summer Olympic Games – Tokyo, Japan
    • 2021: Solar eclipse visible in Antarctica
    • 2021: NASA plans to conduct the first manned launch of the Orion capsule atop the Space Launch System – NBCNews.com
    • 2021: Super Bowl LV (55) – Los Angeles, California
    • 2022: Men’s World Cup – scheduled to be held in Qatar Nov-Dec but there’s a chance it will be moved to a different host if an investigation finds evidence of bribery
    • 2022: Winter Olympic Games – Beijing, China
    • 2024: Summer Olympic Games – Paris, France
    • 2024: Apr 8: Solar eclipse in portions of the United States – these cities will be in the path of totality: Austin & Dallas, Texas; Little Rock, Arkansas; Indianapolis; Toledo, Cleveland & Akron, Ohio; Buffalo & Rochester, New York; Montpelier, Vermont; Montreal – cnn.com
    • 2026: Solar eclipse visible in the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Spain
    • 2026: Winter Olympic Games – host city is expected to be announced Oct 2019 – the following cities are considering bidding to host: Patagonia, Argentina; Innsbruck, Austria; Calgary, Canada; Sapporo, Japan; Almaty, Kazakhstan; Sion, Switzerland; Erzurum, Turkey
    • 2027: Solar eclipse visible in Morocco, Spain, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia
    • 2028: Solar eclipse visible in Australia, New Zealand
    • 2028: Summer Olympic Games – Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
    • 2029: Apr 13: Asteroid Apophis expected to pass about 18,300 miles from Earth with practically no chance of hitting Earth – the 885-foot long object is expected to pass even closer to Earth in 2036 – examiner.com
    • 2030: Solar eclipse visible in Botswana, South Africa, Australia
    • 2032: Asteroid 2013 TV135 expected to pass near Earth – as of October 2013, NASA is 99.998% sure it won’t hit Earth (a 1 in 63,000 chance it will hit Earth) – CNN.com
    • 2036: Apr 13: Asteroid Apophis expected to pass close to Earth – in Oct 2009, NASA estimated the chances of the 885-foot long object hitting Earth at 1 in 250,000 – scientists had earlier estimated chances at 1 in 45,000 – examiner.com
    • 2040: Feb: Asteroid 2011 AG5 expected to pass close to Earth – cnn.com
    • 2061: Halley’s Comet next expected to be visible from Earth
    • 2106: Asteroid expected to pass close to Earth
    • 2170: The 1999 RQ36 asteroid has an estimated 1-in-1,800 chance of hitting Earth – msnbc.msn.com
    • 2182: The 1999 RQ36 asteroid has an estimated 1-in-1,000 chance of hitting Earth – msnbc.msn.com
    • 2880 Mar 16: Asteroid (29075) 1950 DA is expected to pass potentially very close to Earth with an estimated 1 in 300 possibility of hitting Earth – jpl.nasa.gov

Special observations, etc. for months:

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