OCTOBER 31ST IS THE 304TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS CARVE A PUMPKIN DAY, GIRL SCOUT FOUNDER’S DAY, HALLOWEEN, NATIONAL CARAMEL APPLE DAY, NATIONAL DOORBELL DAY, NATIONAL INCREASE YOUR PSYCHIC POWERS DAY, NATIONAL KNOCK KNOCK JOKES DAY, NATIONAL MAGIC DAY, SCARE A FRIEND DAY AND WORLD SAVINGS DAY.
Former Mamas and Papas singer Michelle Phillips married actor Dennis Hopper (Easy Rider). They would divorce 8 days later.
Roger Waters, who had earlier left Pink Floyd, instigated a court injunction, which disallowed remaining members David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright from using the band’s name. The ruling was over-turned in early 1987.
Pop singer Debbie Gibson held a séance at her Halloween party to contact the spirits of Liberace and Sid Vicious.
Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released as a single. It would stay on the chart for seventeen weeks, nine of them at number one and would eventually go Platinum.