Historical Events In October - 31
Monday, 03 August 2020
1963 On this day in history leaking propane gas explodes, kills 64 at "Holiday on Ice" (Indiana)
1963 On October - 31 ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles & their fans at London Airport
1963 Henry Daniell, actor (Camille, Body Snatchers), dies at 69 on October - 31.
1964 On October - 31 barbra Streisand's "People," album goes #1 for 5 weeks
1964 On October - 31 theodore C Freeman, astronaut, dies at 34 in a T-38 jet air crash
1965 Canadian National introduces "Rapido" passenger service between Montreal and Toronto. This was extended to Quebec in the following year on October - 31.
1965 On October - 31 rita Johnson, actress (All Mine to Give), dies at 53
1967 On this day in history nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as First pres of S Vietnam 2nd Republic
1967 KIMO TV channel 13 in Anchorage, AK (ABC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.
1967 Jan Mens, Dutch writer (Honor to God Alone), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1968 On October - 31 president Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam
1968 Linda Eastman moves to UK permanently on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history ramon Novarro, [Jose RG Samaniegos], actor (Ben Hur), dies at 69
1969 George Harrison's "Something" is released in UK on this day in history.
1969 Race riot in Jacksonville Florida on October - 31.
1969 On this day in history hugo Pfister, composer, dies at 55
1971 On this day in history "On the Town" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 65 performances
1971 On October - 31 gerhard von Rad, German old testament expert, dies at 70
1972 On October - 31 gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award
1973 Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award on October - 31.
1974 Ted Bundy victim Laura Aime disappears in Utah on October - 31.
1975 Joseph Calleia, actor (Jungle Book, Gilda), dies at 78 on October - 31.
1976 Linda Watkins, actress (From Hell it Came, Harpy), dies at 68 on October - 31.
1977 Joan Tetzel, actress (Hell Below Zero), dies at 56 on October - 31.
1980 On October - 31 julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)
1982 Pope John Paul II becomes First pontiff to visit Spain on this day in history.
1983 On October - 31 paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album
1983 George S Halas, NFL coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 88 on this day in history.
1984 Puerto Rican tanker, San Francisco explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as the ship caught fire on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history eduardo De Filippo, director (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), dies at 84
1986 Robert S Mulliken, US physicist (Nobel 1966), dies at 90 on October - 31.
1987 Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image), dies at 83 on this day in history.
1988 On October - 31 first Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23
1988 Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia on October - 31.