On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 2020

Historical Events

  • England beats Italy 34-5 in Rome to clinch 29th Six-Nations Rugby Championship; halfback Ben Youngs becomes second England player to earn 100th test cap
  • New Zealand Rugby Union team routs Australia, 43-5 in Sydney to retain Bledisloe Cup (2-1) for 18th straight series; Wallabies' largest ever defeat by All Blacks

Famous Deaths

  • Marius Žaliūkas, Lithuanian soccer centre back (25 caps; Hearts, Leeds, Rangers), dies from motor neurone disease at 36
  • MF Doom [Daniel Dumile], American rapper and hip hop artist, dies at 49 [1]
  • Rance Allen, American gospel singer and musician (Rance Allen Group - Miracle Worker), dies at 71

Person of interestSean Connery

Sir Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer (James Bond films; Indiana Jones), dies at 90

2020 Highlights

About October 31, 2020

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio