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Saturday October 31, 2020

October 31: Day of the Week

October 31, 2020 is the 305th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 475
    Romulus Augustulus is proclaimed Western Roman Emperor.
  • 1864
    Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.
  • 1923
    The first of 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees Fahrenheit at Marble Bar, Australia.
  • 1924
    World 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).
  • 1941
    World War II: The destroyer USS Reuben James is torpedoed by a German U-boat near Iceland, killing more than 100 United States Navy sailors. It is the first U.S. Navy vessel sunk by enemy action in WWII.
  • 1943
    World War II: An F4U Corsair accomplishes the first successful radar-guided interception.
  • 1973
    Mountjoy 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.
  • 1984
    Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two security guards. Riots break out in New Delhi and nearly 10,000 Sikhs are killed.
  • 2000
    Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been continuously crewed since.
  • 2011
    The world population is now over 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations

Who were born on October 31?

  • 1879
    Sara Allgood, Irish actress (d. 1950)
  • 1920
    Helmut Newton, German photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1954
    Ken Wahl, American actor
  • 1955
    Michalis Chrysohoidis, Greek politician
  • 1958
    Jeannie Longo, French cyclist
  • 1961
    Larry Mullen, Irish drummer (U2)
  • 1969
    David Coburn, American actor/voice actor
  • 1971
    Tom Smith, Scottish rugby player
  • 1976
    Piper Perabo, American actress
  • 1982
    Justin Chatwin, Canadian actor

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