What Happened on October 31, 1950

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Collazo & Torresola attempt to assassinate Harry Truman in Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Taguba, US Army Major General
  • Jane Pauley, newscaster (Today, NBC Weekend), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Person of interestPerson of Interest

John Candy, Canadian actor and comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck), born in Newmarket, Ontario (d. 1994)

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • Jozef Stolorz, polish art painter
  • Zaha Hadid, British architect (London Aquatic Centre), born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet/writer (Lost Paradise), dies at 72
  • Jozef C Bittremieux, Flemish theologist, dies at 72