October 31: Day of the Week
October 31, 2021 is the 304th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1822Emperor Agustín de Iturbide attempts to dissolve the Mexican Empire.
- 1917World War I: Battle of Beersheba – “last successful cavalry charge in history”.
- 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.
- 1941A fire in a clothing factory in Huddersfield, England kills 49.
- 1984Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two security guards. Riots break out in New Delhi and nearly 10,000 Sikhs are killed.
- 1994An American Eagle ATR-72 crashes in Roselawn, Indiana, after circling in icy weather, killing 68 passengers and crew.
- 1999EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.
- 2003A bankruptcy court approves MCI’s reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.
- 2011The world population is now over 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations
Who were born on October 31?
- 1851Lovisa of Sweden, queen of Denmark (d. 1926)
- 1875Eugene Meyer, American businessman and newspaper publisher (d. 1954)
- 1919Magnus Wenninger, American priest, author of Polyhedron models
- 1943Paul Frampton, English physicist
- 1965Blue Edwards, American basketball player
- 1973Christopher Bevins, American voice actor
- 1974Muzzy Izzet, Turkish footballer
- 1979Simão Sabrosa, Portuguese footballer
- 1984Pat Murray, American football player
- 1992Vanessa Marano, American actress
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