Tuesday 31 October 1944, Halloween
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Deidre Hall and Sally Kirkland in New York City.
The Woman in the Window, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
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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
- Deidre Hall: Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Actress (Days of our Lives, Our House).
- Sally Kirkland in New York City: New York, USA; actress (Anna, Sting, Private Benjamin, Big Bad Mama).
- Kinky Friedman in Palestine: Texas, USA; country rocker ("Ride 'em Jewboy").
- Sally Kirkland: American actress and producer.
- Chief of Staff Kruls names De Quay Chairman of Universal Commission
- Dr. jur. Erich Gostl, a member of the Waffen SS, is awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, to recognise extreme battlefield bravery, after losing his face and eyes during the Battle of Normandy.
- Mass murderer Marcel Petiot is apprehended in Paris Métro station.
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- Dance With A Dolly (With a Hole In Her Stocking) - Tony Pastor & His Orchestra
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