On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1926

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 interestHarry Houdini

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

Magician and Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician and Escape Artist
Harry Houdini

1926 Highlights

About October 31, 1926

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio