Historical Events In October - 31
Monday, 29 May 2023
1916 Clare Kummer's "Good Gracious Annabelle," premieres in NYC on October - 31.
1916 On October - 31 carl Johan Bernadotte, formerly Prince of Sweden
1917 Australian Light Horse charges Turkish positions at Beersheba, Palestine on October - 31.
1917 On this day in history major George R. Pearkes (5th Cdn. Mounted Rifles) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium
1917 On this day in history eugene O'Neill's "In the Zone," premieres in NYC
1917 Erik Routley, composer on October - 31.
1917 Tibby Cotter, cricketer (at Beersheba 49 wickets for Australia), dies on this day in history.
1918 On this day in history spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week
1918 On this day in history egon Schiele, Austria painter/graphic artist, dies at 28
1919 On October - 31 magnus Wenninger, American priest, author of Polyhedron models
1920 On October - 31 romania annexes Bessarabia
1920 On this day in history dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes)
1921 Federation Sportive Feminine Intl forms (1st woman track & field assn) on this day in history.
1922 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy on this day in history.
1922 On October - 31 benito Mussolini becomes Prime Minister and Dictator of Italy
1922 On this day in history barbara Bel Geddes, NYC, actress (Vertigo, Miss Ellie-Dallas, Caught)
1923 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees at Marble Bar, Australia begins on this day in history.
1923 On this day in history hicks B Waldron, Amsterdam NY, CEO (Avon)
1924 World Savings Day was announced in Milano/Italy by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks) on this day in history.
1925 On this day in history cossack officer Reza Chan replaces sultan Ahmad Shah in Persia
1925 On this day in history max Linder, actor (Man in the Silk Hat), dies at 41
1926 Shirley Dinsdale, SF Calif, ventriloquist (Judy Splinters) on this day in history.
1926 On this day in history harry Houdini, [Erich Weisz], magician, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured
1927 On October - 31 lee Grant, [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], NYC, actress (Shampoo, Landlord)
1928 On October - 31 andrew Sarris, movie critic (Village Voice)
1929 On this day in history bud Spencer, Italian actor (Aladdin, Extralarge, Go For It)
1930 On October - 31 michael Collins, Rome, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11)
1931 On October - 31 dan Rather, Wharton Tx, news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes)
1932 On October - 31 greek govt of Venizelos falls
1936 The Boy Scouts of the Philippines was formed on October - 31.
1937 On October - 31 spanish govt moves from Valencia to Barcelona
1938 Orson Wells' radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" in Mercury Theatre's Halloween treat, tricks thousands on October - 31.
1938 Great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public on this day in history.
1939 On October - 31 27 U boats sunk this month (135,000 ton)
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