October 31

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on October 31. From 1900 until now. October 31 is under the sign of Scorpio. Famous birthdays on this day include Willow Smith (2000), Michael Landon (1936) and Salvatore Adamo (1943). Several movies were released around October 31 over the years, such as Hoosiers in 1986 directed by David Anspaugh and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 2001 directed by Chris Columbus.
But much more happened on October 31 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around October 31 over the years?
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Release year: 1986

Directed by: David Anspaugh

Starring: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley

Country: United States of America

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith

Country: United States of America

Miss Sloane

Miss Sloane

Release year: 2016

Directed by: John Madden

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg



Release year: 1941

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1926

Directed by: Frank O'Connor

Starring: Marian Nixon, Pat O'Malley, Hobart Bosworth, Gladys Brockwell


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 31?


  • 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
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  • 2018 A seventeen-year-old local student, who studied at a nearby polytechnic school, detonates an explosive device inside a Federal Security Service building in Arkhangelsk, Russia, killing himself and wounding three FSB officers. The agency is Russia's primary state security agency and a successor to the KGB. (Meduza)
  • 2017 2017 Lower Manhattan attack: Eight people are killed and at least 11 others injured when a man in a rented pickup truck drives down a bike path along the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan. The 29-year-old suspect, later identified as Uzbekistani immigrant Sayfullo Saipov, is shot and taken into custody by police. Police are treating this incident as an act of terrorism. (New York Post) (AP) (UPI) (NBC News)
  • 2016 Police kill eight Students Islamic Movement of India members after their prison escape in Bhopal, India. (Reuters)
  • 2015 Syrian Civil War, American-led intervention in Syria: A newly formed U.S.-backed Syrian rebel alliance, Democratic Forces of Syria, launches an offensive against Islamic State forces in the northeast province of Hasaka. (Reuters) (International Business Times)
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Which were the most popular books released around October 31 over the years?
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Hope To Die by Lawrence Block

Hope To Die

Year: 2001


The city caught its collective breath when upscale couple Byrne and Susan Hollander were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Now, a few days later, the killers themselves have turned up

The Holy Sinner by Thomas Mann

The Holy Sinner

Year: 1951


First published in 1951, The Holy Sinner explores a subject that fascinated Thomas Mann to the end of his life—the origins of evil and evil's connection with magic.

The Once And Future King by Terence Hanbury White

The Once And Future King

Year: 1958


T.H. White's masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance, and magic

Stillwatch by Mary Higgins Clark


Year: 1984


I told you not to come...Slipped under the door of her Georgetown home, the note was an ominous reminder of Pat Traymore's past.

My Darling Clementine by Jack Fishman

My Darling Clementine

Year: 1963


The acclaimed biography of Lady Clementine Churchill. When first published in 1963 it became international best seller.

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