Historical Events In October - 31
Friday, 07 August 2020
1916 Clare Kummer's "Good Gracious Annabelle," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
1916 On this day in history carl Johan Bernadotte, formerly Prince of Sweden
1917 On this day in history australian Light Horse charges Turkish positions at Beersheba, Palestine
1917 On October - 31 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 On this day in history erik Routley, composer
1917 Tibby Cotter, cricketer (at Beersheba 49 wickets for Australia), dies on this day in history.
1918 Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week on this day in history.
1918 Egon Schiele, Austria painter/graphic artist, dies at 28 on October - 31.
1919 Magnus Wenninger, American priest, author of Polyhedron models on October - 31.
1920 Romania annexes Bessarabia on this day in history.
1920 Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes) on October - 31.
1921 On this day in history federation Sportive Feminine Intl forms (1st woman track & field assn)
1922 On this day in history benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy
1922 Benito Mussolini becomes Prime Minister and Dictator of Italy on October - 31.
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 October - 31 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 October - 31.
1925 On October - 31 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 On October - 31 shirley Dinsdale, SF Calif, ventriloquist (Judy Splinters)
1926 Harry Houdini, [Erich Weisz], magician, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured on this day in history.
1927 Lee Grant, [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], NYC, actress (Shampoo, Landlord) on this day in history.
1928 On October - 31 andrew Sarris, movie critic (Village Voice)
1929 Bud Spencer, Italian actor (Aladdin, Extralarge, Go For It) on October - 31.
1930 Michael Collins, Rome, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11) on October - 31.
1931 Dan Rather, Wharton Tx, news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes) on this day in history.
1932 On October - 31 greek govt of Venizelos falls
1936 On this day in history the Boy Scouts of the Philippines was formed.
1937 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1938 On this day in history 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.
1939 27 U boats sunk this month (135,000 ton) on this day in history.