Historical Events For July - 31
Thursday, 23 March 2017
1944 Last deportation train out Mechelen departs to Auschwitz on July - 31.
1945 On July - 31 pierre Laval, the fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria.
1948 On July - 31 pres Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport), NY
1948 "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances on July - 31.
1948 On this day in history maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress (Female Revue), dies at 70
1949 Lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills the SS & 3rd baseman on this day in history.
1949 Lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills SS & 3rd baseman on July - 31.
1951 On this day in history japan Airlines is established.
1951 J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies on July - 31.
1952 N B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (S African slow lefty 1947-51), dies on this day in history.
1953 Dept of Health, Education & Welfare created on July - 31.
1953 Robert Taft, (Sen-R-Oh) "Mr Republican", dies in NY at 63 on this day in history.
1954 On this day in history k2 summit reached for the first time by an Italian team
1954 On this day in history mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double)
1955 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open on July - 31.
1956 On July - 31 laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for match
1958 On July - 31 anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet
1959 On July - 31 1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
1960 Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history malayan Emergency ends
1960 Karl Hasse, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) arrives in South Vietnam
1962 On this day in history federation of Malaysia formed
1964 Al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor on July - 31.
1964 All-nuclear task force with USS Long Beach, USS Enterprise, and USS Bainbridge leaves Norfolk, VA to begin voyage, Operation Sea Orbit, to circle the globe without refueling. They returned on 3 October on this day in history.
1964 US Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon on July - 31.
1964 Jim Reeves, US country singer, dies in air crash at 39 on this day in history.
1965 James Rennie, actor (Wilson, Skylark, Illicit), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1966 On July - 31 alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark
1966 On July - 31 charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas
1966 Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87 on this day in history.
1967 Mario Varvoglis, composer, dies at 81 on July - 31.
1968 Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free on this day in history.
1968 Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66 on July - 31.