October 31: Day of the Week
October 31, 2019 is the 304th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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October 31 Historical Event(s)
- 1924World Savings Day is announced in Milan, Italy by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks).
- 1926Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured.
- 1941After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed.
- 1954Algerian War of Independence: The Algerian National Liberation Front begins a revolt against French rule.
- 1973Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape. Three Provisional Irish Republican Army members escape from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, Republic of Ireland aboard a hijacked helicopter that lands in the exercise yard.
- 1984Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two security guards. Riots break out in New Delhi and nearly 10,000 Sikhs are killed.
- 1996A Fokker F100 operating as TAM Transportes Aéreos Regionais Flight 402 crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.
- 199719-year-old British au pair Louise Woodward, convicted by a Cambridge, Massachusetts, jury of second-degree murder the day before, is sentenced to life in prison.
- 1998Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.
- 2000A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50.
Who were born on October 31?
- 1835Adelbert Ames, American general, 27th and 30th Governor of Mississippi (d. 1933)
- 1902Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1950)
- 1912Dale Evans, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
- 1914Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (d. 1988)
- 1928Cleo Moore, American actress (d. 1973)
- 1930Michael Collins, American astronaut
- 1936Michael Landon, American actor (d. 1991)
- 1970Nicky Wu, Taiwanese actor and martial arts expert
- 1975Johnny Whitworth, American actor
- 1983Katy French, Irish model (d. 2007)
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