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)
- 1861American Civil War: Citing failing health, Union General Winfield Scott resigns as Commander of the United States Army.
- 1913Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across United States.
- 1917World War I: Battle of Beersheba – “last successful cavalry charge in history”.
- 1944Dr. jur. Erich Göstl, a member of the Waffen SS, is awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, to recognise extreme battlefield bravery, after losing his face and eyes during the Battle of Normandy.
- 1961In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin’s body is removed from Lenin’s Tomb.
- 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.
- 1999Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.
- 2000A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50.
- 2002A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas indicts former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.
- 2003Bethany Hamilton is attacked by a tiger shark and loses her left arm and three liters of blood.
Who were born on October 31?
- 1851Lovisa of Sweden, queen of Denmark (d. 1926)
- 1892Alexander Alekhine, Russian chess player (d. 1946)
- 1897Delma Kollar, American supercentenarian.
- 1927Thomas Hill, Canadian actor (d. 2009)
- 1952Bernard Edwards, American bass guitarist (d. 1996)
- 1961Peter Jackson, New Zealand film director
- 1966Annabella Lwin, British singer (Bow Wow Wow)
- 1973Christopher Bevins, American voice actor
- 1975Johnny Whitworth, American actor
- 1980Samaire Armstrong, American actress
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