What Happened on October 31, 1926

Historical Events

Assassination Attempt

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

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
Born in 1926

Famous Deaths

Harry HoudiniHarry Houdini (1874-1926)

Famous magician and escape artist, dies at 52 in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured

1926 Highlights

About October 31, 1926

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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