October 31: Day of the Week
October 31, 2022 is the 304th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1864Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.
- 1913Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across United States.
- 1918Banat Republic is founded
- 1941World 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2003Bethany Hamilton is attacked by a tiger shark and loses her left arm and three liters of blood.
- 2011The world population is now over 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations
Who were born on October 31?
- 1887Chiang Kai-shek, Nationalist Chinese leader, former Republic of China president (d. 1975)
- 1926Jimmy Savile, English entertainer (d. 2011)
- 1935Ronald Graham, American mathematician
- 1941Werner Krieglstein, Czech-American philosopher
- 1942David Ogden Stiers, American actor
- 1946Norman Lovett, British actor
- 1951Dave Trembley, American baseball manager
- 1963Dermot Mulroney, American actor
- 1986Chris Alajajian, Australian racing driver
- 1988Jack Riewoldt, Australian rules footballer
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