What Happened on October 31, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." closes at St James NYC after 9 performances

BeatificationPapal Visit

Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Spain

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

BeatificationCanonization

Pope John Paul II canonizes Canadian Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal, as a saint

First Canadian Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys
First Canadian Saint
Marguerite Bourgeoys
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • Justin Chatwin, Canadian actor (War of the Worlds), born in Nanaimo, Canada
  • The Cheeky Girls, British-Romanian singers, born in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania
  • Tomáš Plekanec, Czech ice hockey player, born in Cladno, Czech Republic