Historical Events For July - 31
Thursday, 23 March 2017
1969 On this day in history mariner 6 flies past Mars
1969 On this day in history national Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La
1970 On July - 31 chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"
1972 On this day in history thomas Eagleton withdraws as Democratic VP candidate
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 Stacy Moskowitz, shot to death by Son of Sam, at 20 on July - 31.
1978 On this day in history gunman shoots his way into the Iraqi Embassy in Paris
1978 Carleton Percy Hobbs, actor (I Claudius, Dark Places), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1979 On this day in history n Chernykh discovers asteroids #2402 Satpaev & #2416 Sharonov
1979 Beatrix Lehmann, actress (Psyche '59, Rat, Staircase), dies at 76 on July - 31.
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 On July - 31 arnette Hubbard installed as first woman president of the Natl Bar Assn
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 Bill Raisch, one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive), dies at 79 on July - 31.
1985 Eugene Carson Blake, sec-gen World Council of Churches, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1986 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1987 On July - 31 rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle
1988 On July - 31 miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London
1988 On this day in history trinidad Silva, killed in auto accident at 38
1990 On this day in history nolan Ryan becomes the 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games
1990 Fernando Sancho, dies after operation for malignant tumor at 72 on this day in history.
1992 G Harold Carswell, supreme court justice candidate 1970, dies at 72 on July - 31.
1993 On this day in history 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 On this day in history joan "Maudie" Warburton, painter, dies at 76
1997 Beam Dai, head of South Vietnam (1949-55), dies on this day in history.
2011 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 on this day in history.
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).