What Happened on October 31, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Clothing factory fire in Huddersfield, England kills 49
  • Mount Rushmore Monument is completed
  • Prior to US joining WW II, Germany torpedoes US destroyer Reuben James

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Alderson, American scientist
  • Derek Bell, British racing driver
  • Lucas Brown Jackson, American basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964), born in San Marcos, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Herwarth Walden, writer, dies at 63