Historical Events Happened In July - 31
Thursday, 23 October 2014
1969 Mariner 6 flies past Mars on this day in history.
1969 On July - 31 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 July - 31 thomas Eagleton withdraws as Democratic VP candidate
1972 On July - 31 paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian premier/sect-gen (NATO, 1957-61), dies at 73
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 this day in history.
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 July - 31 carleton Percy Hobbs, actor (I Claudius, Dark Places), dies at 80
1979 N Chernykh discovers asteroids #2402 Satpaev & #2416 Sharonov on this day in history.
1979 On this day in history 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 July - 31.
1981 Arnette Hubbard installed as first woman president of the Natl Bar Assn on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history 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 July - 31.
1984 On July - 31 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 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger, dies at 73 on July - 31.
1987 Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle on this day in history.
1988 Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 Baudouin, king of Belgium (1951-93), dies at 62 from heart problems on July - 31.
1994 Anne Shelton, British singer (Glenn Miller Band), dies at 66 on this day in history.
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 July - 31.
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 July - 31.
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).