On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1996

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Transportes Aéreos Regionais (TAM) Flight 402, a Fokker F100, crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Hutchings, teachers' leader, dies at 88
  • Arthur Peterson, American actor (Soap, Mission: Impossible, Crisis), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • Granville James Leveson Gower, land owner, dies at 77
  • John Gorman, printer and socialist historian, dies at 66
  • Peter Doig, British Labour Party politician, dies at 85