Historical Events Happened In July - 31
Sunday, 31 July 2016
1969 On July - 31 mariner 6 flies past Mars
1969 National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La on July - 31.
1970 Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report" on this day in history.
1972 Thomas Eagleton withdraws as Democratic VP candidate on July - 31.
1972 Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian premier/sect-gen (NATO, 1957-61), dies at 73 on this day in history.
1973 Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later on July - 31.
1977 On July - 31 stacy Moskowitz, shot to death by Son of Sam, at 20
1978 Gunman shoots his way into the Iraqi Embassy in Paris on this day in history.
1978 Carleton Percy Hobbs, actor (I Claudius, Dark Places), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1979 N Chernykh discovers asteroids #2402 Satpaev & #2416 Sharonov on this day in history.
1979 Beatrix Lehmann, actress (Psyche '59, Rat, Staircase), dies at 76 on this day in history.
1980 On this day in history john Phillips of the Mamas & Papas is arrested on drug charges
1980 Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36 on July - 31.
1980 Bobby Van, actor/TV host (Make Me Laugh), dies of cancer at 49 on this day in history.
1981 Arnette Hubbard installed as first woman president of the Natl Bar Assn on July - 31.
1981 Gen Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama, dies in plane crash on July - 31.
1982 46 kids & 7 adults die as 2 buses & several cars collide in France on this day in history.
1984 On July - 31 uS men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics
1984 On this day in history bill Raisch, one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive), dies at 79
1985 On July - 31 eugene Carson Blake, sec-gen World Council of Churches, dies at 78
1986 On this day in history theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger, dies at 73
1987 On this day in history rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle
1988 Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London on July - 31.
1988 Trinidad Silva, killed in auto accident at 38 on this day in history.
1990 Nolan Ryan becomes the 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games on July - 31.
1990 On July - 31 fernando Sancho, dies after operation for malignant tumor at 72
1992 G Harold Carswell, supreme court justice candidate 1970, dies at 72 on July - 31.
1993 On July - 31 baudouin, king of Belgium (1951-93), dies at 62 from heart problems
1994 Anne Shelton, British singer (Glenn Miller Band), dies at 66 on July - 31.
1995 On July - 31 genevieve Tobin Keighley, actress (Zaza, Great Gambini), dies at 83
1996 Joan "Maudie" Warburton, painter, dies at 76 on July - 31.
1997 On this day in history beam Dai, head of South Vietnam (1949-55), dies
2011 On this day in history arab Spring: Because of the uncertaintities associated with a clamp-down of the free press, there is believed to be at least 121 people killed in a Syrian Army tank raid on the town of Hama and over 150 people are reportedly killed across the country. The total dead throughout Syria may never be known, but an estimate as of sep 24 is 3,000.
2011 On July - 31 in Thailand over 12.8 million people are affected by severe flooding. The World Bank estimates damages at 1,440 billion baht (US$45 billion).