ON THIS DAY - October 31st:

1892 - Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
2003 - Bethany Hamilton, aged 13, while surfing has her arm bitten of by a shark in Hawaii


1912 - Dale Evans, [Frances Butts], Uvalde Tx, cowgirl (Roy Rogers Show)
1922 - Barbara Bel Geddes, actress (Vertigo, Miss Ellie-Dallas, Caught), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
1950 - John Candy, Newmarket Ontario, Canadian actor and comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck)
1961 - Peter Jackson, Pukerua Bay, New Zealand, film director (Lord of the Rings - Academy Award, Best Director, 2003)


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1926 - Harry Houdini, [Erich Weisz], magician, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured
1983 - George Halas [Papa Bear], NFL pioneer and owner of the Chicago Bears, dies of pancreatic cancer at 88
1984 - Indira Gandhi, 4th Prime Minister of India (1966-77, 1980-84), assassinated by two of her bodyguards at 66

1993 - River Phoenix, actor (Stand By Me), dies of drug overdose at 23

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