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)
- 1822Emperor Agustín de Iturbide attempts to dissolve the Mexican Empire.
- 1864Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.
- 1918Banat Republic is founded
- 1941A fire in a clothing factory in Huddersfield, England kills 49.
- 1999Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1896Ethel Waters, American singer and actress (d. 1977)
- 1920Fritz Walter, German footballer (d. 2002)
- 1941Spilios Spiliotopoulos, Greek politician
- 1942David Ogden Stiers, American actor
- 1945Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor
- 1963Johnny Marr, English guitarist and songwriter
- 1964Darryl Worley, American country singer
- 1966Annabella Lwin, British singer (Bow Wow Wow)
- 1974Natasja Saad, Danish hip hop and reggae artist (d. 2007)
- 1981Steven Hunter, American basketball player
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