The first All Hallows' Evening is celebrated, Nevada becomes a state, Harry Houdini dies, Mount Rushmore is completed, and the Vatican apologizes to Galileo, all on this day.
1993: Actor River Phoenix, best known for roles in movies such as "Stand By Me," "My Own Private Idaho" and "Running on Empty," collapses and dies of drug-induced heart failure on the sidewalk outside the West Hollywood nightclub The Viper Room at the age of 23.
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