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Chucky, the Notorious Killer Doll Day is observed annually on October 25th. 

For those who aren’t Chucky fans, you have a pass. All others, get your popcorn and beverages of choice and hit play! Some who celebrate, dress up as Chucky. Those who collect Chucky merchandise add to their collection. Others, take a thrill in learning new behind-the-scene facts or reading up on Chucky fan pages. 

This creepy horror flick staple of the 1980s has a full name – Charles Lee Ray. And he gets it from three real-life and notorious killers. Can you guess who they are?

Horror films often have a crossover interest. Whether an actor, character or element bleeds over into another film, fans love to pick up on the nuances. This time of year, film buffs and Halloween fans meet. This holiday brings them together under one banner of fear, thrills, and trivia. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #ChuckyTheNotoriousKillerDollDay

Test your movie knowledge. While you’re at it, watch the various Chucky movies. Invite friends to join you and get them hooked, too. Play Chucky trivia or visit a haunted house dressed as Chucky. Host a Chucky themed pumpkin carving contest or a costume contest. Give prizes to the guest who can name the most number of actors in each of the films. 

Make your favorite movie-watching treats and turn into a party. Name the foods after the movies. Here are some suggestions:

  • Child’s Play Popcorn
  • Bride of Chucky Wedding Cake
  • Pumpkin Spawn of Chucky Seeds
  • Curse of Chucky Chicken Wings
  • Cult of Chucky Dipping Sauces

Be sure to use #ChuckyTheNotoriousKillerDollDay to post on social media.


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October 25th History


During the Crimean War, Allied troops met the Imperial Russian Army in the Battle of Balaclava. Alfred, Lord Tennyson would immortalize the 600 plus troops who fought in the failed battle in his poem The Charge of the Light Brigade.


DuPont sold the first nylon stockings to its employees in Wilmington, DE before they were sold to consumers.  


Davis entered the military in 1898. During his career, he became the first African-American to earn the rank of Brigadier General.


For the first time, home cooks could prepare a meal in a microwave oven designed for home use. At a cost of $1,295, Tappan brought the domestic microwave oven to the market.


At the Rig Technical University of Latvia, 2,208 dancers set a record for the longest contra line.

October 25 Birthdays

Helen Blanchard – 1840 

The prolific inventor achieved her greatest success with the invention of a zig-zag machine.

Pablo Picasso – 1881

The artist exerted an immense influence on 20th-century art. In a variety of media, Picasso produced more than 20,000 pieces.

Bobby Knight – 1940

The notorious basketball coach started his coaching career in 1964 at West Point. He ultimately coached for Indiana University bringing home 11 Big Ten Conference titles and 3 NCAA championships as well as coaching the 1984 Olympic basketball team to gold. Knight wrapped up his coaching career with Texas Tech University and retired in 2008.

Speech – 1968

Born Todd Thomas, the rapper is a member of the hip-hop group Arrested Development.

Katy Perry – 1984

The award-winning singer-songwriter rose to prominence with hits like “I Kissed a Girl” and “Dark Horse.” In 2017, she joined judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie in the re-launch of the singing competition show American Idol.