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 This day in History - October 31
340 Historic Events for October 31
1981

1st live radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)

Event
1982

"Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." closes at St James NYC after 9 perfs

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1982

Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pontiff to visit Spain

Event
1983

Paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album

Event
1983

Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia

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1983

George S Halas, NFL coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 88

Death
1984

Eduardo De Filippo, director (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), dies at 84

Death
1984

Indira Gandhi, PM of India, assassinated by 2 of her bodyguards at 66

Death
1984

Howard Goodall/Melvyn Bragg's musical "Hired Man," premieres in London

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1984

Puerto Rican tanker, San Francisco explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire

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1985

Last day in Test cricket for Zaheer Abbas

Event
1986

Robert S Mulliken, US physicist (Nobel 1966), dies at 90

Death
1987

1st jockey to win 9 races in 1 day (Chris Antley at Belmont)

Event
1987

A pair in Coventry, England ties world record for longest singles tennis match at 80 hrs 21 minutes

Event
1987

Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image), dies at 83

Death
1988

John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase, Fog), dies of spinal cancer at 86

Death
1988

Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia

Event
1988

1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23

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1988

19øF lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct

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1989

AR Gurney's "Love Letters," premieres in NYC

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1989

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

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1989

Turgat Ozal elected president of Turkey

Event
1989

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1989

Conrad Beck, composer, dies at 88

Death
1990

Graig Russel, Canadian travel expert/transvestite, dies

Death