What happened this day in history October 31, 2000

What are the important events that happened on October 31, 2000? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 31, 2000: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 31, 2000 is the 305th day of the year 2000 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 18, 2000 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 270,264 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectapentagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $1,288.75. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Dragon is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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October 31, 2000 Historical Events

  • 2000
    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.
  • 2000
    A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50.
  • 2000
    Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been continuously crewed since.

Who were born on October 31, 2000?

  • 2000
    Willow Smith, American actress and singer

Who died on October 31, 2000?

  • 2000
    Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)

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