What Happened on October 31, 1926

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


MurderAssassination Attempt

Failed assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini by 15-year-old Anteo Zamboni, who was lynched on the spot.

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Savile, English entertainer and suspected sexual predator, born in Leeds (d. 2011)
  • Shirley Dinsdale, ventriloquist (Judy Splinters), born in San Francisco, California

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Harry Houdini, [Erich Weisz], magician, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini