Historical Events Happened In July - 31
Thursday, 30 June 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 On this day in history chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"
1972 Thomas Eagleton withdraws as Democratic VP candidate on July - 31.
1972 On this day in history paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian premier/sect-gen (NATO, 1957-61), dies at 73
1973 On this day in history delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later
1977 On this day in history stacy Moskowitz, shot to death by Son of Sam, at 20
1978 Gunman shoots his way into the Iraqi Embassy in Paris on July - 31.
1978 On this day in history carleton Percy Hobbs, actor (I Claudius, Dark Places), dies at 80
1979 On July - 31 n Chernykh discovers asteroids #2402 Satpaev & #2416 Sharonov
1979 On July - 31 beatrix Lehmann, actress (Psyche '59, Rat, Staircase), dies at 76
1980 John Phillips of the Mamas & Papas is arrested on drug charges on this day in history.
1980 Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36 on this day in history.
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 On July - 31 gen Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama, dies in plane crash
1982 46 kids & 7 adults die as 2 buses & several cars collide in France on this day in history.
1984 US men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history bill Raisch, one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive), dies at 79
1985 On this day in history eugene Carson Blake, sec-gen World Council of Churches, dies at 78
1986 On July - 31 theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger, dies at 73
1987 Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle on July - 31.
1988 On July - 31 miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London
1988 Trinidad Silva, killed in auto accident at 38 on July - 31.
1990 Nolan Ryan becomes the 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games on July - 31.
1990 Fernando Sancho, dies after operation for malignant tumor at 72 on this day in history.
1992 On this day in history g Harold Carswell, supreme court justice candidate 1970, dies at 72
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 this day in history genevieve Tobin Keighley, actress (Zaza, Great Gambini), dies at 83
1996 Joan "Maudie" Warburton, painter, dies at 76 on July - 31.
1997 Beam Dai, head of South Vietnam (1949-55), dies on this day in history.
2011 On July - 31 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).