All About October 31st

All About October 31st

Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia

October 31st Holidays

  • Books for Treats Day
    Books for Treats is a non-profit (501c3) movement that encourages you to give gently read children’s books at Halloween instead of candy. Learn more at
  • Carve a Pumpkin Day
    October 31st, although most of us already have in the week prior to Halloween! See some really awesome pumpkin carving ideas here:
  • Girl Scout Founder’s Day
    Today on October 31st we honor Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, who was born on this day in 1860. 
  • Halloween
    Halloween is a celebration observed on October 31st, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. This was a day to remember the dead Martyrs (also known as Hallows) and ward off evil spirits, thus the scary costumes.
  • National Caramel Apple Day
    Caramel Apple Day is sponsored by the National Confectioner’s Association to celebrate these yummy caramel coated treats!
  • National Doorbell Day
    Today on October 31st we celebrate the ding donger on our door that let’s us know when guests have arrived. Today, on Halloween, your doorbell will certainly earn it’s keep!
  • National Increase Your Psychic Powers Day
    October 31st is all about concentrating on your sixth sense. Whether you believe you are physic of not, today you are urged to learn more about it and possibly hone in on your own powers.
  • National Knock Knock Jokes Day
    Knock, Knock!
    Who’s there?
    Phillip who?
    Phillip my bag with Halloween candy, please!
  • Reformation Day
    Reformation Day is a Protestant Christian religious holiday celebrated on 31 October, alongside All Hallows’ Eve during the triduum of Allhallowtide, in remembrance of the onset of the Reformation.
  • Samhain
    Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter or “darker-half” of the year. In the northern hemisphere it is held on 1 November but with celebrations beginning on the evening of 31 October, since the Celtic day began and ended at sunset.
  • Scare a Friend Day
    What better day then on Halloween to prank a friend and scare them!
  • Sneak Some of the Candy Yourself Before the Kids Start Knocking Day
    This is a day for parents to sneak some of that yummy Halloween candy for yourself before you give it all away!
  • Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Day
    Johnson said in his congratulatory letter: “Your UNICEF Trick or Treat Day has helped turn a holiday too often marred by youthful vandalism into a program of basic training in world citizenship.” In 1967, Johnson declared Halloween, October 31, to be “UNICEF Day” in the United States.
  • World Savings Day
    The World Savings Day was established on October 31, 1924, during the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks) in Milano, Italy. World Savings Day or World Thrift Day was established to inform people all around the world about the idea of saving their money in a bank. Learn more at

October 31st Zodiac Sign

See who you are compatible with, what your colors are, what personality traits you might have and which famous celebrities share your Zodiac sign.

If you were born today then you are a Scorpio.

Date range: October 23 – November 21 (Occasionally Nov 22 falls into Scorpio too.)


Element: Water

Quality: Fixed

Color: Scarlet, Red, Rust

Day: Tuesday

Ruler: Pluto, Mars

Greatest Overall Compatibility: Taurus, Cancer

Lucky Numbers: 8, 11, 18, 22

Personality Traits:  Smart, resourceful, very brave, passionate, but can be really stubborn, jealous, sometimes even violent and doesn’t trust many people.

Famous Scorpios: Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Ryan Gossling, Christopher Columbus,  Bill Gates, Pablo Picasso Julia Roberts, Hillary Clinton, Caitlyn Jenner, Whoopi Goldberg, Marie Curie, Condoleeza Rice.

October 31st Trivia

  • 1864 – Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.
  • 1923 – The first of 160 consecutive days of 100° Fahrenheit at Marble Bar, Western  Michael Landon 1990eAustralia, a town known for it’s notoriously hot weather.
  • 1931 – Dan Rather, American journalist was born in Wharton, TX.
  • 1936 – Michael Landon, American actor known for his role as Charles on tv series, “Little House on the Prairie,” was born in Forest Hills, New York City, NY.
  • 1941 – After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed.
  • 1947 – Deidre Hall, American actress known for her role as Dr Evans in The Young and the Restless was born in Milwaukee, Wi.
  • 1950 – John Candy, Canadian comedian and actor was born in Newmarket, Canada.
  • 1963 – Rob Schneider, American actor and comedian was born in San Francisco.
  • 1963 – Dermot Mulroney, American actor known for his role in tv series, “Shameless” and “the movie, “Young Guns,”  was born in Alexandria, Virginia. Willow Smith 2011
  • 1967 – Vanilla Ice, American rapper and reality star was born in Dallas, Texas.
  • 1992 – Vanessa Marano, American actress known for her roles in Switched at Birth and Gilmore Girls was born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • 2000 – Willow Smith, singer and daughter of Jada Pinket Smith and Will Smith was born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • 2000 – Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station.
  • 2011 – The global population of humans reaches seven billion.
  • 2017 – A truck drives in a crowd of people in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people.
  • 2020 – Sean Connery, Scottish actor known for his role as James Bond, passes away at 90 in Nassau, Bahamas. [BBC]Thank you to our sources for info and graphics, Pixabay, Checkiday and Wiki.

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