National Checklist Day - October 30
Mon, Oct 30, 2023

National Checklist Day

On National Checklist Day, check off what you’ve learned about this special holiday on October 30th! Organizational skills are essential in many aspects of life and, in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, it can be easy to forget the most important things – lists can help you stay on top of everything.


National Checklist Day has its origins in the 1930s, when the first checklist was created after the crash of a Boeing plane that tragically claimed the lives of several people. The cause of the crash was determined to be the lack of a single action – turning off the elevator lock – and so, a special sheet was created to list the necessary actions to be taken before each flight. This checklist proved to be so successful, that it has since been adopted as an invaluable tool in many other areas of life.

Interesting facts

  • In 2009, surgeon Atul Gawande wrote a book that described how doctors and teachers, among others, could benefit from the use of checklists.
  • A checklist can be used to achieve success in any venture.
  • Checking off one of the items on the list provides a sense of satisfaction and is highly motivating!

How to take part

Make a reminder for yourself – think ahead to the tasks that need to be done the next day. Have a look online for examples of checklists, as many people have adopted this helpful habit. Share the importance of National Checklist Day with your friends and followers on social media. Join in the discussion and let’s reach our goals together!

When is National Checklist Day celebrated in 2023?

National Checklist Day is observed on October 30 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday October 30 2023
Wednesday October 30 2024
Thursday October 30 2025
Friday October 30 2026