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Last Updated 02-18-2021

⛪🎭Lee Grant -- is 95 in the year 2021 and 96 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1926
Jewish, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Lyova Haskell Rosenthal
TV Shows: Peyton Place (as Stella), Fay (star), Backstairs at the White House

Michael "Mike" Collins -- is 91 in the year 2021 and 92 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1930 N.S.
Astronaut, Italian
Misc: manned the Apollo 11 command module while Neil Armstrong and Ed Aldrin walked on the moon

🏆Jean Jani -- is 90 in the year 2021 and 91 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1931 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: July 1957

⛪📰Dan Rather -- is 90 in the year 2021 and 91 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1931
Hall of Famer, Baptist, Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Wharton, TX
Misc: What's the frequency Kenneth?, Courage!
TV Shows: CBS Evening News (1981-2005), 60 Minutes (1975-81), 48 Hours, 60 Minutes II

🏆🏒Phil Goyette -- is 88 in the year 2021 and 89 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1933
NHL Center, Canadian

🎭🎮Charles Cioffi -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1935
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 2008
TV Shows: X-Files (as Chief Blevins)
Movie Titles: Shaft (1971), Klute, Missing
Video Games: Gears of War 2

🎭Peter Wexler -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1936
Set Designer, Costume Designer

🎵Tom Paxton -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1937
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Folk Performer
Song Titles: The Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues

🏆🏌Rives McBee -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1938
Golfer

🎭Ron Rifkin -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1939 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Adam's Rib, When Things Were Rotten (as Prince John), One Day at a Time (as Nick Handris), The Winds of War, Falcon Crest (as Dr. Lantry), Trials of Rosie O'Neill (as Ben Meyer)
Movie Titles: The Negotiator, Alias' SD-6 Director Arvin Sloane

🎭Sally Kirkland -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1941
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: EDtv
Movie Titles: JFK, Bruce Almighty, Valley of the Dolls, The Sting

🎵Bruce Bromberg -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1941
Hall of Famer, Music Producer
Misc: a Grammy award winning producer of blues music.

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🎭🎮Melendy Britt -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1943
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: The New Adventures of Batman, Flash Gordon, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Batgirl, Plasticman (as Penny)
Movie Titles: Being There, Hotel Transylvania 2
Video Games: Fallout 4

🎵"Kinky" Friedman -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1944
Songwriter, Bandleader, Country Singer
Names/Places: FN:Richard, NN:Frank Zappa of Country Music

✍🎭Brian Doyle Murray -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1945
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: Bill's brother; aka spelled Brian Doyle-Murray
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as SNL News Break anchor & member 1981-82), Bakersfield P.D. (as Sgt. Hampton)
Movie Titles: Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, Wayne's World, As Good as It Gets

🎭Stephen Rea -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1946
Actor, Irish
Movie Titles: V for Vendetta, Underworld: Awakening, Citizen X, The Crying Game, Michael Collins, The End of the Affair

🎭Andrea Hall-Martin -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1947
Soap Actress
Names/Places: aka Andrea Hall Gengler; Deidre's Twin Sister; RLN:Lovell
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives (as Samantha Evans then Hattie Adams)

🎭Deidre Hall -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1947
Actress
Names/Places: Andrea's twin sis, Michael Dubelko's wife
Misc: some say b. 1948
TV Shows: Our House (as Jesse Witherspoon), Days of Our Lives (as Dr. Marlena Evans Brady), Krofft SuperShow (as Electrawoman/Mara)

Herman Achille Van Rompuy -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1947
Prime Minister, Belgiumese
Misc: former Belgian politician; The first full-time President of the European Council

🏆🏁🏃Frank Shorter -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1947
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, German
Misc: won gold medal in marathon at 1972 Olympics, 1st U.S. marathoner to win in 64 years.

🎵🎸Russell Ballard -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1947
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Argent, sessionist

🎭Lynne Marta -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1948
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 2004
TV Shows: Once an Eagle, Love American Style
Movie Titles: Footloose, 3 Men and a Little Lady, Joe Kidd

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🏆⚾Mickey Rivers -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1948
MLB Outfielder
Misc: holds individual career record for batting average in league championship series: .386 [1976-78]: 22 hits in 57 at-bats in 14 games
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees

🎵🎸Bob Siebenberg -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1949
Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: aka Bob C. Benberg
Group Names: Supertramp

🎭Lynda Goodfriend -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1950
TV Actress, Dancer
TV Shows: Happy Days (as Lori Beth Allen Cunningham), Blansky's Beauties (as Sunshine), Who's Watching the Kids?

📰Jane Pauley -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1950
Newscaster, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Indianapolis, IN; FN:Margaret; Garry Trudeau's wife
Misc: some say b. 1949
TV Shows: NBC News, Today Show (1976-89), Real Life, Dateline

🏆🏈Nick Saban -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1951 N.S.
College Football Coach
Sports Teams: LSU, University of Alabama

🏆🏀John Lucas -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1953
NBA Coach, NBA Guard
Misc: 6454 assists
Sports Teams: Washington Bullets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks

🎭Ken Wahl -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1954
Actor, Director
Misc: he says b. Oct 31, 1960
TV Shows: Wiseguy (as Vinnie Terranova)
Movie Titles: The Wanderers, Fort Apache The Bronx, Purple Hearts

💰Xavier Roberts -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1955
Businessperson
Misc: designed & created Cabbage Patch Kids

🎵Tony Bowers -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1956
Bassist, Jazz-Blues Performer, English
Group Names: Simply Red

🎭🎵Brian Stokes Mitchell -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1957
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Composer, Singer
TV Shows: Trapper John MD (as Dr. Justin Jackson aka Jackpot), Fresh Prince of Bel Air, James Bond Jr., Mr. Robot (as Scott Knowles)
Movie Titles: Jumping the Broom

🎭🎵Michael DeLorenzo -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1959
Actor, Producer/Director, Musician
TV Shows: Head of the Class (as Alex Torres), New York Undercover (as Det. Eddie Torros)
Movie Titles: A Few Good Men, Alive

🎨✍Jim Benton -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1960 N.S.
Cartoonist, Children's Author
Book Titles: Happy Bunny (series), Dear Dumb Diary (series)

✍🎭Peter Jackson -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1961
Screenwriter, Movie Director, New Zealand
Movie Titles: The Hobbit (trilogy), Lord of the Rings (trilogy), Heavenly Creatures, Forgotten Silver, The Frighteners, King Kong (2005), The Lovely Bones, District 9, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, West of Memphis

🎵🎸Larry Mullen Jr. -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1961
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer, Irish
Group Names: U2

🎭Dermot Mulroney -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1963
TV/Movie Actor
Misc: PRON:Mul-ROW-ney
Movie Titles: About Schmidt, Living in Oblivion, Insidious Chapter 3, Young Guns, Point of No Return, Kansas City, My Best Friend's Wedding, Where the Money Is, Wedding Date, The Family Stone, Gracie

✍🎭Rob Schneider -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1963
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
Misc: AP says Oct 31 but another source says Oct 30
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as Richard Laymer aka The Rich-Meister the office bore & reg 1991-94), Men Behaving Badly (as Jamie Coleman)
Movie Titles: Grown Ups, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Home Alone 2, Deuce Bigalow-Male Gigolo, The Animal, The Hot Chick, The Benchwarmers

🏆⚾Frederick Stanley McGriff -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1963
MLB First Baseman
Misc: All Star MVP 1994
Sports Teams: Atlanta Braves

🎵🎸Johnny Marr -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1963 N.S.
Songwriter, Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN:John Martin Maher
Group Names: The Smiths, Electronic, The The

🎵🎸Mikkey Dee -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1963
Heavy Metal Drummer, Swedish
Misc: his name sounds like a fast food restaraunt
Group Names: The Scorpions, King Diamond, Don Dokken, Motorhead

🎵Darryl Worley -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1964
Country Singer

🎖🎵🎸Annabella Lwin -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1965
Military Leader, Songwriter, New Wave Singer, Burmese
Misc: Wikipedia says b. Oct 31, 1966
Group Names: Bow Wow Wow, soloist
Song Titles: C30, C60, C90, Go!, I Want Candy, W.O.R.K., Go Wild in the Country, Do You Wanna Hold Me?

🏆⚽Denis Irwin -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1965 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Irish

🏆🏀Theodore "Blue" Edwards -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1965 N.S.
NBA Forward

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🎭Mike O'Malley -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1966
Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: Yes Dear (as Jimmy Hughes), Glee (as Burt Hummel)
Movie Titles: Sully, Concussion, Eat Pray Love

🎵🎸Adam Horowitz -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1966
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rap-Rock Performer
Names/Places: aka King Ad-Rock; Ione Skye's hubby
Group Names: The Beastie Boys (lead)
Song Titles: You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party, Girls, No Sleep Till Brooklyn, Brass Monkey, Girls, Hey Ladies, Paul Revere, She's On It, Sabotage, Intergalactic, Ch-Check It Out
Album Titles: Licensed To Ill, Paul's Botique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, Hello Nasty, To The 5 Boroughs, The Mix-Up, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

🏆⚾Brian Keyser -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1966
MLB Pitcher

🎭🎵Vanilla Ice -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1967
Movie Actor, Rapper
Names/Places: RN:Robert Matthew Van Winkle
Misc: some say b. 1968 or 1969 but who cares anymore?
Song Titles: Ice Ice Baby
Movie Titles: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cool as Ice

🏆🏀Antonio Davis -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1968
NBA Player

🏆⚾Eddie Taubensee -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1968
MLB Catcher

🏆🏈Henry John Mills -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1969
NFL Runningback

🏆🏈Lee Woodall -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1969
NFL Linebacker

🏆⚾Damon Mashore -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1969
MLB Outfielder, Puerto Rican

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🎭🎮Nolan North -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1970
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: very prominent video game voice actor
TV Shows: Angel, Sanjay and Craig
Movie Titles: TMNT, Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief, The SpongeBob Movie, Lego DC Comics (series), Ultimate Avengers (I and II), Star Trek Into Darkness
Video Games: Call of Duty (series), Uncharted (series), EverQuest II, Bungie: Destiny, Assassin's Creed (series), Batman: Arkham (as The Penguin)

Lorena Bobbitt -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1970
Outlaw
Misc: cut off her husband's member

🏆⚾Steve Trachsel -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1970
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN: The Human Rain Delay

🎵Linn Berggren -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1970
Hip-Pop Singer, Swedish
Misc: not b. Oct 21
Group Names: Ace of Base

🎵🎸Rogers Stevens -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1970
Alternative Rock Guitarist
Group Names: Blind Melon

🏆🏈Jamie Asher -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1972
NFL Tight End

🏆🏈Ross Verba -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1973
NFL Player
Misc: Superbowl XXXI
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers

🎵Smokie Norful -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1973
Gospel Singer

🎭Troy Hartman -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1974 N.S.
TV Host
TV Shows: Extreme Survival, No Boundaries

🏆🏈Jeff Gooch -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1974
NFL Linebacker

🎭Piper Perabo -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1976
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Covert Affairs (as Annie Walker)
Movie Titles: The Prestige, Looper, Coyote Ugly, Cheaper By The Dozen 2, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

🎭Brian Hallisay -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1978
Actor
TV Shows: Revenge (as Officer/Detective Ben Hunter)
Movie Titles: American Sniper, Jessabelle

🎨🎭🏆Samaire Armstrong -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1980 N.S.
Fashion Designer, Actress, Model, Japanese
Misc: PRON:SAH'-mee-rah
TV Shows: Resurrection, Dirty Sexy Money, The O.C.
Movie Titles: It's a Boy Girl Thing, Just My Luck, Stay Alive, Not Another Teen Movie

🎭Eddie Kaye Thomas -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1980
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Scorpion (as Toby Curtis), American Dad (as Barry)
Movie Titles: American Pie (series), Harold and Kumar (series)

🎵🎸Tay Strathairn -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1980
Folk Performer, Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Group Names: Dawes

🏆⚾Mike Napoli -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1981 N.S.
MLB First Baseman, MLB Catcher
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers

🎵🎸Frank Iero -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1981
Alternative Rock Guitarist
Group Names: My Chemical Romance

🎭Justin Chatwin -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1982 N.S.
Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: American Gothic, Shameless, Weeds
Movie Titles: War of the Worlds, The Invisible

🎭Scott Clifton -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1984
Actor

🏆Sasckya Porto -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1984
Model, Playmate, Brazilian
Misc: December 2007

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Liza Miller -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1988
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Eli & Taylor's daughter

🎭Vanessa Marano -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1992
Actress
TV Shows: Switched at Birth (as Bay Kennish / Daphne Sorrento)

Max G -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1993
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: RN:Maxwell Gorelick; Lyndie & Kenny's son

🎭Letitia Wright -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1993 N.S.
Actress

🎭Mateo Arias -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1995 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Kickin' It (as Jerry)
Movie Titles: Despicable Me 2

Adam Kopell -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1997
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Catrina and Bernie's son

🎭Sydney Park -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1997 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: CSI: NY (as Ellie), That's So Raven

🎭Holly Taylor -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1997 N.S.
Actress, Producer, Dancer, Canadian
TV Shows: The Americans

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🎭Danielle Rose Russell -- is 22 in the year 2021 and 23 in the year 2022; b.10/31/1999 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Legacies, The Originals

🎵Willow Camille Reign Smith -- is 21 in the year 2021 and 22 in the year 2022; b.10/31/2000
Singer
Names/Places: Jada Pinkett and Will's daughter

🎭Ethan Saucedo -- is 20 in the year 2021 and 21 in the year 2022; b.10/31/2001
Actor
Names/Places: Rebecca Herbst and Michael's son

Jordan Ezra Hanson -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.10/31/2002
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Natalie Anne Bryant and Taylor's son

🎭Ryan Scott -- b.10/31/????
Actor

🎭Bobby Ellerbee -- b.10/31/???? N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Squidbillies (as The Sheriff, voicist)
Movie Titles: The Taming Of The Shrew

✍🎵Philippe de Vitry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1291 O.S. d.6/9/1361 O.S. (69)
Poet, Composer, French

👑King Ferdinand I Of Portugal -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1345 O.S. d.10/22/1383 O.S. (37)
King, Portuguese
Misc: ruled 1367-83

🎨Jan Vermeer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1632 d.12/15/1675 (43)
Painter, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: RN:Jan van der Meer van Delft

Pope Clement XIV -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1705 N.S. d.9/22/1774 N.S. (68)
Pope
Misc: pope 1769-1774

🎖⚖James Lovell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1737 d.7/14/1814 (76)
Revolutionary, Congressperson

🎖⚖William Paca -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1740 d.10/13/1799 (58)
Revolutionary, Judge, Statesman
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

🎨Katsushika Hokusai -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1760 d.5/10/1849 (88)
Artist

✍📰John Keats -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1795 d.2/23/1821 (25)
Poet, Publisher, English

Theodore Dwight Woolsey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1801 d.7/1/1889 (87)
Scholar, Educator
Misc: Yale Univsity president 1846-71

Benoit Fourneyron -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1802 d.7/31/1867 (64)
Inventor
Misc: the water turbine

Joseph Wilson Swan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1828 d.5/27/1914 (85)
Scientist, Chemist, Inventor, Physicist, English
Misc: produced an early electric light bulb and invented the dry photographic plate, an important improvement in photography and a step in the development of modern photographic film.

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Adolf Von Bayer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1835 d.8/20/1917 (81)
Chemist, German

Otto Sverdrup -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1854 d.11/26/1930 (76)
Explorer
Misc: Arctic

Andrew Volstead -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1860 d.1/20/1947 (86)
Congressperson
Misc: father of the U.S. dry law

💰Juliette Gordon Low -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1860 N.S. d.1/17/1927 N.S. (66)
Philanthropist
Misc: founded the Girl Guides which became the Girl Scouts of America

💰William Gibbs McAdoo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1863 d.2/1/1941 (77)
Financier
Misc: U.S. secretary of the treasury (1913-18), a founder and chairman (1914) of the Federal Reserve Board, and director general of the U.S. railroads during and shortly after World War I (1917-19).

🏆🎾Anthony Wilding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1883 d.5/9/1915 (31)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎭🎵Charles King -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1886 d.1/11/1944 (57)
Movie/Stage Actor, Singer

🏆🏒Edouard Cyrille "Newsy" Lalonde -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1887 d.11/21/1970 (83)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover; played 1904-1927
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Renfrew Creamery Kings, Vancouver Millionaires, Saskatoon Sheiks, New York Americans

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Chiang Kai-Shek -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1887 d.4/5/1975 (87)
Head of State
Names/Places: b. in Chekaing Province
Misc: the first Chinese president

Sir George Hubert Wilkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1888 d.12/1/1958 (70)
Aviator, Explorer, Australian
Misc: the first to fly over North & South poles; advanced the use of the airplane and pioneered the use of the submarine for polar research.

🏆🥊Les Darcy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1895 d.5/24/1917 (21)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Australian
Names/Places: RFMN:James Leslie

🏆🏈Pete Henry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1897 d.2/7/1952 (54)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Tackle
Names/Places: RFN:Wilbur
Misc: outstanding punts and dropkicks put him in NFL record books; in the Pro and College Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Canton Bulldogs (player 1920-1926, coach 1926), New York Giants (player 1927), Pottsville Maroons (player 1927-1928, coach 1928), Washington and Jefferson (coach 1942, 1945)

🎭🎵🎷Ethel Waters -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1900 d.9/1/1977 (76)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Vaudevillaness, Gospel Singer, Blues Singer, Jazz Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chester, PA; NN:Sweet Mama Stringbean
Misc: Beulah star; Not born in 1896; d. 9-9?
Song Titles: Stormy Weather, Dinah, Heat Wave, A Hundred Years From Today, Am I Blue?
Movie Titles: Cabin in the Sky, Pinky, The Member of the Wedding

🏆⚾🏈Cal Hubbard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1900 d.10/17/1977 (76)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player, MLB Umpire, NFL Tackle
Names/Places: RFN:Robert
Misc: in the Pro Football, College Football and Baseball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1927-1928), Green Bay Packers (1929-1933, 1935), New York Giants (1936), Pittsburgh Pirates (1936)

🎭Eduard Franz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1902 d.2/10/1983 (80)
Movie Actor
TV Shows: Zorro (as Senor Gregorio Verdugo)

🏆🏁Wilbur Shaw Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1902 d.10/30/1954 (51)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500 champ 3x in 1937, 1939, and 1940

🎭Cully Richards -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1908 d.6/17/1978 (69)
Actor

🎭Sheila Bromley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1911 d.7/23/2003 (91)
TV Actress
TV Shows: I Married Joan (as Janet), Hank

✍⛪🎭🎵Dale Evans -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1912 d.2/7/2001 (88)
Writer, Evangelist, Movie Actress, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Uvale, TX; RN:Frances Octavia Butts Smith; Roy Rogers's wife, NN:The Queen of The West
Song Titles: Happy Trails To You (songwriter)
TV Shows: The Roy Rogers Show

Joe Carcione -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1914 d.8/2/1988 (73)
Naturalist
Misc: The Green Grocer

🏆⚾Ken Keltner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1916 d.12/12/1991 (75)
MLB Player

📰William Hardy McNeill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1917 d.7/8/2016 N.S. (98)
Historian, Canadian
Misc: whose book "The Rise of the West" covering the entire span of recorded human history, had a major effect on historical theory.
Book Titles: The Rise of the West

Griffin Bell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1918 d.1/5/2009 (90)
Government Official
Misc: Attorney General

🎭John Sylvester White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1919 d.9/11/1988 (68)
TV Actor
TV Shows: Welcome Back Kotter (as V.P. Michael Woodman)

✍🏆🏁🏇Dick Francis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1920 d.2/14/2010 (89)
Author, Jockey, Welsh (Wales)

🎭Barbara Bel Geddes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1922 d.8/8/2005 (82)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Geddes Lewis
TV Shows: Dallas (as Eleanor "Miss Ellie" Southworth Ewing Farlow)

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🏆Robert Turner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1922 d.3/23/1995 (72)
Sports Figure
Misc: winner of the first All-American Soap Box Derby

👑Norodom Sihanouk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1922 d.10/15/2012 (89)
King, Cambodian
Misc: ruled 1941-55

🏆⚾Dee Fondy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1924 d.8/19/1999 (74)
MLB Player

🎭Shirley Dinsdale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1926 d.5/9/1999 (72)
Ventriloquist

🎭Jimmy Savile -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1926 N.S. d.10/29/2011 N.S. (84)
TV Host, English
TV Shows: Jim'll Fix It (host)

🏆🏈Robert "Red" Miller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1927 N.S. d.9/27/2017 N.S. (89)
NFL Coach, USFL Figure
Sports Teams: Denver Broncos (NFL), Denver Gold (USFL)

Andrew Sarris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1928 d.6/20/2012 (83)
Movie Critic
Misc: the critic that made Steven Spielberg a star

🎭Norman Beaton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1934 d.12/13/1994 (60)
TV Actor, British
TV Shows: Desmonds (star)

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🎵Ray Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1934 d.11/29/1979 (45)
Singer, Guitarist, Pianist
Misc: some say b. 1938
Song Titles: Rockin' Little Angel

🎭James Mathers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1936 d.7/11/2014 N.S. (77)
Actor
Movie Titles: Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Darkness, Voyager

✍⛪🎭Michael Landon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1936 d.7/1/1991 (54)
Hall of Famer, Screen/Scriptwriter, Jewish, TV/Movie Actor, TV Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Forest Hills, NY; RN:Eugene Maurice Orowitz
Misc: NOT b.1937
TV Shows: Bonanza (as Little Joe Cartwright), Little House on the Prarie (as Charles Ingalls), Highway to Heaven (as Jonathan Smith), Us (Pilot)
Movie Titles: Legend of Tom Dooley, I Was a Teenage Werewolf

🎵🎸John Guerin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1939 d.1/5/2004 (64)
Composer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Misc: widely recorded drummer with artists from Frank Sinatra to Frank Zappa and Thelonious Monk
Group Names: The Byrds

🎭David Ogden Stiers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1942 N.S. d.3/3/2018 N.S. (75)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Peoria, IL
TV Shows: Doc, M*A*S*H (as Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester), North & South, Two Guys and a Girl (as Mr. Bauer)
Movie Titles: Beauty & the Beast (as Cogsworth the timepeace), Pocahontas (as Gov. John Ratcliffe & Wiggins), Mighty Aphrodite, Everyone Says I Love You

🏆⚾Dave McNally -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1942 d.12/1/2002 (60)
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏈Brian Piccolo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1943 N.S. d.6/16/1970 N.S. (26)
NFL Runningback
Misc: the football player whose story became the award winning television movie "Brian's Song".
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears

✍🎭🎵John Candy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1950 d.3/4/1994 (43)
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Director, Radio Disc Jock, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Toronto, Ontario
Misc: some say b. 1949, '51, or Oct 11
TV Shows: SCTV Network (as Johnny LaRue/many others), Camp Candy
Movie Titles: 1941, Stripes, National Lampoon's Vacation, The Three Amigos!, The Blues Brothers, Home Alone, JFK, Little Shop of Horrors, Summer Rental, Brewster's Millions, The Great Outdoors, Splash, Spaceballs, Planes Trains & Automobiles, Home Alone, JFK, Uncle Buck, Cool Runnings, The Shmenge brothers (as Yosh)

🎨Zaha Hadid -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1950 N.S. d.3/31/2016 N.S. (65)
Architect, Iraqian

🎵🎸Doug Bennett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1951 d.10/16/2004 (52)
Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: Doug and the Slugs

🎵Bernard Edwards -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1952 d.4/18/1996 (43)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Bassist, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Disco Musician
Group Names: Chic, Power Station

🏆🏈Bill Fralic -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1962 N.S. d.12/14/2018 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard, College Football Player
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl; in the Collge Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Pittsburth, Atlanta Falcons (1985-1992), Detroit Lions (1993)

🎵🎸Adam Schlesinger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1967 N.S. d.4/1/2020 N.S. (52)
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Fountains of Wayne

🏆🏀Clifford Rozier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1972 N.S. d.7/6/2018 N.S. (45)
NBA Player

🎖Freddy Kruger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/31/1984 d.9/13/1991 (6)
Legendary Figure
Misc: Horror movie character; dead forever?

🎨Fra Bartolommeo -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1472 d.10/31/1517 (45)
Architect, Painter, Italian

✍⚖James Logan -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1674 J-LD d.10/31/1751 J-LD (77)
Author, Statesman, Irish

💰Éleuthère Irénée du Pont -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/24/1771 d.10/31/1834 (63)
Industrialist, Manufacturer, French
Misc: Dupont Chemical Co.

🎖Stephen Kearny -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1794 d.10/31/1848 (54)
General
Misc: U.S. Army officer who conquered New Mexico and helped win California during the Mexican War (1846-48).

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Edward Frederick Sorin -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1814 d.10/31/1893 (79)
Educator
Misc: Roman Catholic priest and educator, founder and first president of the University of Notre Dame.

🎨Egon Schiele -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1890 N.S. d.10/31/1918 N.S. (28)
Painter, Austrian

✍🎭Harry Houdini -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1874 d.10/31/1926 (52)
Author, Magician/Illusionist, Hungarian
Names/Places: b. in Budepest; RN:Ehrich Weiss
Misc: Escape Artist; some say b. 1875; d. in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix

🏆⚾José de la Caridad Méndez -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1887 d.10/31/1928 (41)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure, Cuban
Misc: was a Cuban right-handed pitcher and manager in baseball's Negro Leagues.

🎭Robert Woolsey -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/14/1889 d.10/31/1938 (49)
Stage Actor, Comedian
Misc: Half of the (Bert) Wheeler & Woolsey slapstick comedy team of 20-30s

🏆🏒Harvey Pulford -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/22/1875 d.10/31/1940 (65)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: one of the original nine inductees in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1945
Sports Teams: Ottawa Hockey Clyb (possibly 1892-1908)

🎵🎷"Chu" Berry -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1910 d.10/31/1941 (31)
Tenor-sax, Jazz Saxophonist

🎭Max Reinhardt -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/9/1873 d.10/31/1943 (70)
Stage Producer/Director, Austrian
Names/Places: RN:Maximilian Goldmann

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🎭Henrietta Crossman -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1861 d.10/31/1944 (83)
Movie/Stage Actress

🎭Henry Daniell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1894 d.10/31/1963 (69)
Movie Actor, English
TV Shows: Sherlock Holmes (as Professor Moriarity)

🎭Ramon Novarro -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1899 d.10/31/1968 (69)
Movie Actor, Mexican, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Durango; RLN:Samaniegoes
Misc: some say b. Feb 5
Movie Titles: Ben Hur, Mata Hari

🎵Martin Hale -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1941 d.10/31/1968 (27)
Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Spanky and Our Gang

🎵Tony Pastor -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1907 d.10/31/1969 (62)
Songwriter, Singer, Tenor-sax, Novelty Singer, Bandleader

🏆🏒Bill Durnan -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1916 d.10/31/1972 (56)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:The greatest nearly forgotten player in the history of the NHL
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (possibly 1944-1950)

🎵Johnny Long -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1916 d.10/31/1972 (56)
Violinist, Bandleader
Misc: disputed birthdate; wikipedia states b. 1914

🏆⚾Buddy Myer -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/16/1904 d.10/31/1974 (70)
MLB Player

🎭Joseph Calleia -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/14/1897 N.S. d.10/31/1975 N.S. (78)
Actor
Movie Titles: Jungle Book, Gilda, Touch Of Evil

🏆🏈George Halas -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/2/1895 d.10/31/1983 (88)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Names/Places: NN:Papa Bear
Misc: 1919 Rose Bowl MVP, NFL co-founder; 8x NFL champ, Bears #7 retired; record 326-151-31; Halas revolutionized American football strategy in the late 1930s when he revived the T formation and added to it the man in motion.
Sports Teams: Decatur Staleys/Chicago Staleys/Chicago Bears (player and coach 1920-1929), Chicago Bears (coach 1933-1942, 1946-1955, 1958-1967, owner 1920-1983)

Indira Gandhi -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1917 d.10/31/1984 (66)
Prime Minister
Names/Places: b. in Allahabad; RLN:Nehru
Misc: Indian Prime Minister (1966-77, 80-84)

✍🎭John Houseman -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/22/1902 d.10/31/1988 (86)
Writer, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Producer, Director, Romanian
Names/Places: RN:Jacques Haussmann
Misc: was the Voice of America head during WWII
TV Shows: Aspen, The Paper Chase (as Prof. Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.), Silver Spoons (as Grandfather Edward Stratton II), The Winds of War

✍🎭Roger Price -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1918 d.10/31/1990 (70)
Author, Writer, Humorist, Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host
TV Shows: Droodles

🎵Carl Belew -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1931 d.10/31/1990 (59)
Songwriter, Country Singer

🎭Joseph Papp -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/22/1921 d.10/31/1991 (70)
Stage Producer/Director
Names/Places: RLN:Papirofsky
Misc: founder of N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, A Chorus Line, Hair, Pirates of Penzance

✍🎭Federico Fellini -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1920 d.10/31/1993 (73)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer/Director, Cartoon Director, Italian
Names/Places: b. in Rimini; NN:Il maestro and Il mago (the master and magician); Giulietta Masina's hubby
Movie Titles: La Strada, Le Notti di Cabiria, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, Fellini Satyricon, I Clown, Roma, Amarcord, Casanova, La Citta delle Donne, Ginger e Fred, L'Intervista, La Voce della Luna

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🎭🎵River Phoenix -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/23/1970 d.10/31/1993 (23)
Vegetarian, TV/Movie Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Madras, OR; MN:Jude; Leaf's brother, has sisters Rainbow, Liberty, & Summer
Misc: some say b. Aug 24 or 1971
TV Shows: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (as Guthrie)

🎵Bob Atcher -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/11/1914 d.10/31/1993 (79)
Country Singer

🎭Rosalind Cash -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/31/1938 d.10/31/1995 (56)
TV/Movie/Stage/Soap Actress

🏆⚾Jim Campbell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1924 d.10/31/1995 (71)
MLB General Manager
Misc: orchestrated the Detroit Tigers club's world champion seasons of 1968 and 1984
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers

🎵Alan Bush -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/22/1900 d.10/31/1995 (94)
Composer, Pianist, English

🎭Marcel Albert Carne -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/18/1909 d.10/31/1996 (87)
Movie Director, French

🎭Arthur Peterson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1912 d.10/31/1996 (83)
Soap Actor, TV/Radio Actor
TV Shows: Guiding Light (as Rev. John Ruthledge), Soap (as the senile major)

Bernard J. Dwyer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1921 d.10/31/1998 (77)
Congressperson

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🏆🏒Milton Kenneth Brink -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/26/1910 N.S. d.10/31/1999 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center
Names/Places: NN:Curly
Misc: spent most of his career in the AHA, played five games in the NHL with Chicago

🏆🏁Greg Moore -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/22/1975 d.10/31/1999 (24)
Auto Racer

Ringold Wilmer Lardner Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/19/1915 d.10/31/2000 (85)
Author, Screen/Scriptwriter
Names/Places: NN:Ring
Book Titles: M*A*S*H

🏆🏌Art Wall Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1923 d.10/31/2001 (77)
Golfer

🎭Raf Vallone -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/17/1916 d.10/31/2002 (86)
Actor, Italian
Movie Titles: El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon

Kamato Hongo -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1887 d.10/31/2003 (116)
Japanese
Misc: held title of World's Oldies Living Person

🎵"Skitch" Henderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1918 d.10/31/2005 (87)
Composer, Pianist, Bandleader, Conductor
Names/Places: b. in Halstad, MN; RFMN:Lyle Russell Cedric; Faye Emerson's hubby
TV Shows: Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show

P. W. Botha -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1916 d.10/31/2006 (90)
Head of State
Misc: ex-South African prez

🎭John Daly -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/16/1937 d.10/31/2008 (71)
Movie Producer, English

✍📰🎭Studs (Louis) Terkel -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1912 d.10/31/2008 (96)
Author, Journalist, Columnist, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: intervier star
TV Shows: Stud's Place (host 1950s)

🏆Maurice Lucas -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1952 d.10/31/2010 (58)
Sports Figure

✍⚖Theodore Sorensen -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1928 d.10/31/2010 (82)
Author, Presidential Aide
Misc: under JFK

🎵Liz Anderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1930 d.10/31/2011 (81)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: Lynn's mother

🏆⚾Pascual Pérez -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1957 d.10/31/2012 (55)
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican

🎭Charles Herbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1948 N.S. d.10/31/2015 N.S. (66)
Actor
Misc: child actor of the 1950s and 1960s
Movie Titles: Gunfight at the O.K. Coral, The Fly, The Five Pennies, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, 13 Ghosts

🎭Gregg Palmer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/25/1927 d.10/31/2015 N.S. (88)
Actor
Misc: known primarily for his prolific work in television westerns.

🎨✍Natalie Babbitt -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/28/1932 N.S. d.10/31/2016 N.S. (84)
Illustrator, Writer, Children's Author
Book Titles: Tuck Everlasting

🏆🏈Jack Patera -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1933 N.S. d.10/31/2018 N.S. (85)
NFL Coach, NFL Player
Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks (the first coach for the team in 1976)

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🏆⚾Willie Lee McCovey -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1938 N.S. d.10/31/2018 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: NN:Stretch; b. in Mobile, Alabama
Misc: 6x All-Star, NL MVP and All Star MVP in 1969; SF Giant #44; led NL in HRs 3 times and RBI twice; 521 career HRs; Giants #44 retired
Sports Teams: San Francisco Giants (1959-1973), San Diego Padres (1974-1976), Oakland Athletics (1976), San Francisco Giants (1977-1980)

🎭🎵Ann Crumb -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1950 N.S. d.10/31/2019 (69)
Actress, Singer
Names/Places: George's daughter

⛪🎭Sir Sean Connery -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1930 N.S. d.10/31/2020 N.S. (90)
Protestant, Movie Actor, Scottish
Names/Places: b. in Edinburgh; RFN:Thomas
Movie Titles: Great Train Robbery; James Bond: Dr. No, Diamonds are Forever, Thunderball, Goldfinger, From Russia with Love, Untouchables, A Bridge Too Far, Rising Sun, First Knight, Dragonheart, The Rock, The Hunt For Red October, The Longest Day, The Avengers '98, Entrapment, Finding Forrester, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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In 1864, Nevada became the 36th state with the capital located at Carson City as President Abraham Lincoln signed a proclamation. (In order to achieve statehood, Nevada had sent its draft constitution to Washington, where it was misplaced; in order to get the proclamation signed before Election Day, James Nye, the territorial governor, sent another copy by telegraph at a cost of $3,416.77 for 16,543 words; allowing for inflation, today that would be about $50,000.)

In 1908, R.C., “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” hits number one on the pop singles chart by Billy Murray and Haydn Quartet.

In 1936, The Silly Symphony film, “The Country Cousin” is released.

In 1936, Actor-writer-producer-director Michael Landon (Eugene Maurice Orowitz) was born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. He got his start in films — “I Was a Teenage Werewolf,” “Godʹs Little Acre,” “High School Confidential” — but found his greatest success on TV, in such series as “Bonanza,” “Little House on the Prairie” and “Highway to Heaven.” Posthumously named as a Television Hall of Famer [1996], Landon died of pancreatic and liver cancer on July 1, 1991, at age 54.

In 1938, The day after his “War of the Worlds” broadcast panicked U.S. radio listeners, Orson Welles expresses “deep regret” but also bewilderment that anyone had thought the simulated Martian invasion was real.

In 1942, One of the great wartime radio shows premiered this day, as CBS debuted “Thanks to the Yanks”. The show, starring Bob Hawk, became one of the most popular of the wartime programs.

In 1942, R.C., “White Christmas” hits number one on the pop singles chart by Bing Crosby.

In 1947, The Goofy film, “Foul Hunting” is released.

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In 1970, Loretta Lynnʹs signature song “Coal Minerʹs Daughter” first hit the charts

In 1971, “The Johnny Cash Portrait/his Greatest Hits, Vol. 2” album by Johnny Cash was released

In 1972, Curtis Mayfield received a gold record certified by the RIAA for “Freddieʹs Dead” from the flick, “Superfly”. Someone has yet to receive a gold record for the “Kennyʹs Dead” song from “South Park.”

In 1973, “ABC Afternoon Playbreak”, TV Anthology, debuts as an occasional series of specials. It pre-empted a 90-minute block of game shows. The series ended after its last special aired in August 1975.

In 1974, The Rolling Stonesʹ “Itʹs Only Rock N' Roll,” their last album with guitarist Mick Taylor, turns gold. Itʹs their fourth straight number one album. I know itʹs only rock and roll, but dagnabbit, I like it!

In 1975, Bob Geldof made his first appearance with the Boomtown Rats.

In 1975, “A.M. America”, TV News, last aired on ABC. It was a flop after nine months. A more successful morning show would premiere three days later on a Monday: “Good Morning America.”

In 1975, “Musical Chairs”, TV Game Show; last aired on CBS.

In 1975, The Queen single “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released in the United Kingdom by EMI Records. The song featured a passage that was clearly inspired by opera.

In 1976, “Cos”, TV Variety; last aired on ABC, about the only thing Bill Cosby bombed at.

In 1980, Bow Wow Wow vocalist Annabella Lwin celebrated her 16th birthday playing a concert at Londonʹs Rainbow Theatre. On stage was a backing vocalist known as Lieutenant Lush, who went on to become Boy George.

In 1980, “Iʹm A Big Girl Now”, TV Comedy; debut on ABC. Itʹs a sitcom starring Danny Thomas and Diana Canova about a dentist and his grown daughter who find that living together is like pulling teeth. Also in the cast is a young comic named Martin Short.

In 1981, First live radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC Radio).

In 1981, R.C., “Start Me Up” by Rolling Stones peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, Liverpool group Frankie Goes to Hollywood released their debut single, “Relax,” which was the first release on ZTT Records, the label launched by record producer Trevor Horn in the U.K.

In 1983, Paul McCartney releases “Pipes of Peace” album.

In 1983, The Rolling Stonesʹ “Undercover”/“All The Way Down” 45 was released.

In 1983, Winning contestants on “The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour” get to blank for the first half, and block for the rest of the show. “Sha Na Na” singer Jon “Bowser” Bauman was a panelist for Gene Rayburnʹs “Match Game” segment, then the two switched places for the “Squares.” Rayburn loathed this version (which lasted less than a year and was replaced by the soap opera “Santa Barbara”), thoroughly disliked his greaser cohost and insisted this edition never be rerun.

In 1983, “Eyes That See In The Dark” album by Kenny Rogers was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA

In 1983, “Greatest Hits” album by Dolly Parton was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1983, “Say Say Say” single by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson was released

In 1984, Novelty act Tiny Tim marries his second wife, 23-year-old Miss Jan, where else but on “The Tonight Show.” This sacred union lasts a whopping 27 days before the two beat the tulips out of one another in a nightclub.

In 1986, For the first time, Universal Studios in Hollywood opened at night — to give fans a scare. Halloween Horror Night included Dracula, the Mummy, King Kong, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Wolfman, and Rick Dees. Scary…and that was just the Dees part!

In 1986, Pink Floyd guitarist Roger Waters filed suit in London to dissolve Pink Floyd and retain the rights to the name. The other members of the band were granted temporariy rights to the name and later full rights.

In 1987, R.C., “Casanova” by Levert peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Learning To Fly” by Pink Floyd peaked at #70 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Nothingʹs Gonna Stop Us Now” by Samantha Fox peaked at #80 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Satellite” by Hooters peaked at #61 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, “Ray Bradbury Theater” TV Sci-fi Anthology debut on USA.

In 1988, At her Halloween party, Debbie Gibson held a seance to contact Liberace and Sid Vicious. Why, I donʹt know. Why couldnʹt she try to contact Elvis and ask him if he really was dead?

In 1988, IBM OS/2 1.1 shipped

In 1990, Jack-O-Lantern Carved From 816-Lb. Pumpkin!

In 1991, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” began airing on Nickelodeon

In 1992, “X-Men” debut on Fox.

In 1993, “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, TV Cartoon Show, debut on USA.

In 1993, “Off Beat Cinema” began airing in syndication

In 1993, “Problem Child”, TV Cartoon Show based on the movie of the same name, debut on USA.

In 1995, In an even more appalling than usual Halloween episode of “Roseanne,” Rosie receives a Ouija board message from “the dead” — the late Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, that is.

In 1995, In what is Julia Sweeneyʹs *last* public appearance as the character, “Saturday Night Liveʹs” androgynous “Pat” is Hollywoodʹs honorary “Mayor for the Day.”

In 1995, “Here Come The Munsters” aired on Fox.

In 1995, Frank Zappa look-a-likes roamed Manhattan in a promotional stunt for a new Zappa 54-tune compilation album.

In 1996, After 13 weeks atop the Billboard singles chart, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los Del Rio dropped to number four. It tied with Boyz II (to) Menʹs “End of the Road” as the second-longest single atop the Hot-100.

In 2006, Miamiʹs season-opening 108-66 loss to Chicago is the worst loss in NBA history for a defending champion on opening night. The previous low was the Lakersʹ 132-117 defeat by Golden State on October 29, 1982.

In 2017, Wendy Williams passed out during a live broadcast of her syndicated chat show; sheʹd been wearing a Statue of Liberty Halloween costume and told the audience minutes later that sheʹd become overheated in it.

The Holiday Almanacs October 31, 2021

What's Today?

Today is Sun Oct the 31 in the year 2021
Jan 1 began on a Fri
This is day 304 of the year
Serialnumber = 44488
Julian date = 2459507 O.S.= 10 - 18 - 2021

Calendar

Holidays

Feast of Christ the King.
Reformation Sunday (Protestant festival)
Vigil of All Saints, Feast of St. Wolfgang, Benedictine bishop.
[USA] Standard Time begins at 2 AM/Daylight Saving Time Over (?-2006 only)
Pornography Awareness Week Begins
[World] World Temperance Sunday.
[Iowa, Mass] Youth Honor Day
[Iran] Crown Prince's Birthday
[Nevada] Admission Day (1864)
[St Lucia, St Vincent] Thanksgiving Day
[USA] Halloween aka Hallows' Eve
[USA] National Increase Your Psychic Powers Day.
[USA] National Magic Day (1926)
[USA] National UNICEF Day (1967)
[USA] Reformation Day
National Magic Week Ends
Snap Apple Night (Victorian celebration).
Turnip Night (Ireland).
Youth Honor Day (Iowa and Massachusetts).

Reminders

Astrological sign: Libra: The Balance (9-23 thru 10-22); Ruling Planet: Venus. Element: Air. Traits: Charming, diplomatic, idealistic, indecisive. Body part associated with this sign: Reins. Occupations: Acting, the arts, law and legal activities, politics. The abbreviation of pound (lb.) comes from the word Libra because of the scales she holds.
Astrological sign: Scorpio: The Scorpion (10-22 thru 11-21); Ruling Planet: Pluto. Element: Water. Traits: Passionate, intense, secretive, subtle. Body part associated with this sign: Secrets. Occupations: Teaching, work requiring concentration, training animals, psychiatry, surgery, detection.
Flowers: calendula, cosmos and hops
Gems: opal & tourmaline
October's name comes from the Latin word for eight, octo.
The Saxons called October Win Monath - time for making wine.
Full Moon: the Hunters' Moon, and the Blood Moon.
Gems: opal and tourmaline.
Flowers: The hops, calendula and cosmo
Meaning: the sentimental meaning of the opal and the tourmaline is for hope, and the calendula is for constancy.
American Magazine Month
Arizona Book Month
Asthma Awareness Month
Auto Battery Safety Month
Campaign for Healthier Babies Month
Co-op Awareness Month
Computer Learning Month
Consumer Information Month'
Cookbook Month
Cooking, Crafts and Home Books Month
Cooperative Month
National Pickled Pepper Month
Country Music Month
Crime Prevention Month
Cuts and Curls for Charity Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Ending Hunger Month
Energy Awareness Month
Energy Management Is a Family Affair Time
Family History Awareness Month
Fire Prevention Month
Gourmet Adventures Month
Great American Breakfast Club (Sep 1-Nov 30)
Healthy Lung Month
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15-Oct 15)
Hunger Awareness Month
Hurricane Season Months in the East (June 1-Nov 30)
Hurricane Season Months in the West (June 1-Oct 31)
International Book Fair Month
International Marine Travel Month!
Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month
Learning Disabilities Awareness Month
Lesbian and Gay History Month
Lock in Safety Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Michigan Library Month.
National Adopt a Dog Month
National AIDS Awareness Month
National Apple Month!
National Applejack Month!!
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Awareness Month for Children with Cancer
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Car Care Month
National Clock Month
National Collectors Month
National Communicate with Your Kid Month
National Cosmetology Month
National Cut Out Dissection Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Depression Education and Awareness Month
National Dessert Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Dollhouse and Minatures Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Month
National Education Month
National Family Sexuality Education Month
National Fish and Seafood Month!
National Foster Grandparent Month
National High-Tech Month
National Hobby Month.
National Kitchen and Bath Month
National Liver Awareness Month
National Lupus Month-Eggtober-Computer Learning Month
National Park Month
National Pasta Month
National Pizza Month
National Popcorn Poppin' Month
National Pork Month
National Quality Month
National Restaurant Month.
National Restaurant-Car Maintance Month-Rocktober-Octoberfess
National Rodent Prevention Month.
National Roller Skating Month
National Sarcastics' Awareness Month
National Seafood Month
National UNICEF Month
National Wine Festival Month!!
National Youth Against Tobacco Month
Pizza Festival Time Month!!
Polish-American Heritage Month
Spinal Health Month
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Value of Play Month
Vegetarian Awareness Month
[UK/USA] Standard Time begins at 2 AM/Daylight Saving Time Over
Earth cross-QTR
Festival for Isis (Day 4)
Nut Crack Night (pioneer name for the festival).
Oidhche Shamhna (celebrated in Ireland, Vigil of Samhain, druidical name for a Celtic Lord of the Dead).
Samhain Sunset (Wiccan Sabbat - religious festival marking the last harvest and the preparations for Winter).
Summer Semester Ends
Taurids meteor shower (thru 11-15)
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