On This Day

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 WWII, German submarine U-552 torpedoes US destroyer Reuben James near Iceland

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Herwarth Walden, writer, dies at 63