October 31: Day of the Week
October 31, 2019 was the 304th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 61 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1517Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.
- 1822Emperor Agustín de Iturbide attempts to dissolve the Mexican Empire.
- 1941After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed.
- 1984Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two security guards. Riots break out in New Delhi and nearly 10,000 Sikhs are killed.
- 1999EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.
- 2000A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 operating as Flight 006 collides with construction equipment upon takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan killing 79 passengers and four crew members.
- 2000Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been continuously crewed since.
- 2003A bankruptcy court approves MCI’s reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.
- 2003Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir’s 22 years in power.
- 2011The world population is now over 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations
Who were born on October 31?
- 1922Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (d. 2005)
- 1929Bud Spencer, Italian actor
- 1947Deidre Hall, American actress
- 1949Bob Siebenberg, American drummer
- 1950John Candy, Canadian comedian and actor (d. 1994)
- 1950Jozef Stolorz, Polish art painter
- 1951Nick Saban, American college football coach
- 1960Luis Fortuño, Puerto Rican delegate to Congress
- 1966Jon Wurster, American comic and drummer (Superchunk, The Mountain Goats)
- 1982Justin Chatwin, Canadian actor
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