On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 2000

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50
  • A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 operating as Flight 006 collides with construction equipment upon takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan killing 79 passengers and four crew members
  • The last Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) machine was shut down.

Famous Birthdays

  • Willow Smith, American actress, singer and dancer, born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician (Raphael) (b. 1981)