What Happened On 31st October 1963 In History

October 31st (1963) was a Thursday. It's the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 31st October, 1963

  • » An explosion at the Indiana State Fair Coliseum (now Fairgrounds Coliseum known as Pepsi Coliseum) in Indianapolis kills 74 people and injures another 400 during an ice skating show. A faulty propane tank connection in a concession stand is blamed.

Famous Birthdays on October 31 in 1963

  • » Dunga, Brazilian footballer and manager
  • » Mikkey Dee, Swedish drummer and songwriter (Motörhead and King Diamond (band) e.g King Diamond)
  • » Johnny Marr, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Smiths, Modest Mouse, Electronic (band) or Electronic, and The Cribs)
  • » Fred McGriff, American baseball player and radio host
  • » Dermot Mulroney, American actor, singer, and producer
  • » Rob Schneider, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

October 31st Holidays in History

  • » Christian Feast Day:
  • » Abaidas (Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria known as Coptic Church)
  • » St. Quentin called Quentin
  • » Martin Luther (Anglican Communion)
  • » Paul Shinji Sasaki and Philip Lindel Tsen (Episcopal Church (USA))
  • » October 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Earliest day on which Public holidays in Finland e.g All Saints Day can fall, while November 6 is the latest; celebrated on Saturday between October 31 and November 6 (Finland, Sweden)
  • » Eve of Winter, the eve of the first day of winter in the Northern hemisphere (see November 1):
  • » Allantide (Cornwall)
  • » Halloween (Republic of Ireland e.g Ireland, Canada, United Kingdom, United States and Halloween around the world called other places)
  • » Samhain in the Northern Hemisphere, Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere; begins on sunset of October 31 (Gaelic calendar e.g Gaels, Welsh people and Neopagan Wheel of the Year)

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