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

  • (Mois├ęs) "Mario" Abramovich, Argentinian tango and classical violinist (Sexteto Major, 1974-2014), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2014)
  • 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? 94 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio