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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
- 1913The Indianapolis Street Car Strike and subsequent riot begins.
- 1941A fire in a clothing factory in Huddersfield, England kills 49.
- 1959Lee Harvey Oswald attempts to renounce his American citizenship at the US Embassy in Moscow, USSR.
- 1963An explosion at the Indiana State Fair Coliseum (now Pepsi Coliseum) in Indianapolis kills 74 people during an ice skating show. The explosion also injures 400. A faulty propane tank connection in a concession stand is blamed.
- 1996A Fokker F100 operating as TAM Transportes Aéreos Regionais Flight 402 crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.
- 1998Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.
- 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.
Who were born on October 31?
- 1888Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet (d. 1944)
- 1896Ethel Waters, American singer and actress (d. 1977)
- 1926Jimmy Savile, English entertainer (d. 2011)
- 1941Werner Krieglstein, Czech-American philosopher
- 1953Michael J. Anderson, American actor
- 1964Marco van Basten, Dutch footballer and manager
- 1966Annabella Lwin, British singer (Bow Wow Wow)
- 1966Mike O'Malley, American actor
- 1971Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (d. 2004)
- 1972Grigoris Georgatos, Greek footballer
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