A total of seven tornadoes were confirmed across parts of Oklahoma and Kansas on Halloween of 1984. This summary focuses on a twister rated F1 that crossed through parts of Osage County, KS and near the town of Carbondale. There are some discrepancies in the record on this one. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
October 31, 1932: An estimated F2 tornado with a path length of 15 miles, moved south of Cairo, GA. 29 small homes were destroyed. A man died from injuries several weeks after the tornado. Grazulis notes there may have been two others who died.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1917, Indira Gandhi, Indian politician who was the first female prime minister of India, was born in Allahabad, India. She died in 1984. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1962, “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” horror film was released. It was directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, based on novel by Henry Farrell! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1964, Ray Charles was arrested by Logan Airport customs officials in Boston and charged with possession of heroin. This was his third drug charge, following incidents in 1958 and 1961. Charles avoided prison after kicking the habit in a clinic in Los Angeles, but spent a year on parole in 1966. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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