Thursday 31 October 1940, Halloween
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pierre-André Wiltzer and Craig Rodwell.
The Mark of Zorro, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
On TV people were watching Gabby.
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- October 31st is Nevada Day
- Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
- Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
- Cornwall - Allantide
- October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
- St. Wolfgang
- St Urban
- St. Quentin
- St. Notburga
- St. Bega
- Paganism and Celts - Samhain
- St. Arnulf
- Also see October 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - October 31 is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Antoninus
- Pierre-André Wiltzer: French politician, a member of the Union for French Democracy and the Union for a Popular Movement, he was Minister of Cooperation, MP of the fourth district of Essonne, regional councilor for Ile-de-France and mayor of Longjumeau.
- Craig Rodwell: American businessman and activist founded the Oscar Wilde Bookshop (d. 1993).
- Judith Wilcox: Baroness Wilcox English businesswoman and politician.
- 63 U-boats sunk this month (325,000 ton)
- Battle of Britain: Germany and Britair control of English Channel, ends
- Deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into the Warsaw Ghetto.
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