October

October 31: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 31

Happy Halloween! October 31st observes Magic Day and Knock-Knock Joke Day.

Welcome to day 304 of the year folks, there are 61 days left of the year.

If you were born on the day of Halloween, your zodiac sign is Scorpio.

While Halloween is usually a pretty eventful day, the history of what happened on this day may surprise you. Here we’re going to look at facts & historic events that happened on the spookiest day of the entire year!

Did you know that on this day in 2011, Earth’s population was estimated to reach 7 billion people? This date was calculated and decided on by the United Nations Population Fund.

Keep reading for more facts about October 31st in history!

What Happened On October 31 In History?

2018

The Statue of Unity in India was officially completed making it the world’s tallest statue at 597 ft (182 m).

OTD in 2018: The Statue of Unity in India was officially completed making it the world's tallest statue at 597 ft (182 m).
2015

The Russian Metrojet Flight 9268 was destroyed by a bomb.

The disaster happened over North Sinai, Egypt and all 224 onboard lost their lives.
2011

The Earth reached 7 billion people.

2003

A shark bit off an arm of professional surfer Bethany Hamilton in Hawaiian waters.

1984

The Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, was assassinated.

OTD in 1984: The Indian Prime Minister
The attack was carried out by her bodyguards in the morning in her New Delhi home.
1962

The American psychological thriller, “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane” with Joan Crawford and Bette Davis was released.

1950

The Big Cat, aka Earl Lloyd, became the first African-American to play in the NBA.

Source ESPN
1918

The Spanish Flu was reported to have killed 21,000 people in the US in the week ending on this date.

1864

Nevada became the 36th state to join the United States of America.

1541

After over four years in the making, Michelangelo unveiled “The Last Judgment” painting at the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City.

Source Art News

Did you know that on this day, October 31st 2011, Earth’s population was estimated to reach 7 billion people?