On This Day October 31
1964 – Barbra Streisand’s “People” is the No. 1 album and later clinches Grammy Awards for Best Vocal Performance and Best Album Cover. The title track, from the 1964 Broadway musical “Funny Girl,” ranks among Streisand’s biggest hits of all time.
1952 – Trick-or-treating becomes firmly established in U.S. popular culture as a Halloween custom. Once known as All Hallows’ Eve, Halloween today sees Americans spending around $6 billion a year, making it the nation’s second-largest commercial holiday.