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31st of July 0781 EVENT The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781).
31st of July 0904 EVENT Thessalonica falls to the Arabs, who destroy the city.
31st of July 1009 EVENT Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII.
31st of July 1200 EVENT Attempted usurpation of John Komnenos the Fat.
31st of July 1423 EVENT Hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant : the French army is defeated at Cravant on the banks of the river Yonne.
31st of July 1451 EVENT Jacques Coeur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France.
31st of July 1492 EVENT The Jews are expelled from Spain when the Alhambra Decree takes effect.
31st of July 1498 EVENT On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.
31st of July 1588 EVENT The Spanish Armada is spotted off the coast of England.
31st of July 1655 EVENT Russo-Polish War (1654-1667): the Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, which it holds for six years.
31st of July 1658 EVENT Aurangzeb is proclaimed Moghul emperor of India.
31st of July 1667 EVENT Second Anglo-Dutch War: Treaty of Breda ends the conflict.
31st of July 1703 EVENT Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers.
31st of July 1741 EVENT Charles Albert of Bavaria invades Upper Austria and Bohemia.
31st of July 1777 EVENT The U.S. Second Continental Congress passes a resolution that the services of Marquis de Lafayette "be accepted, and that, in consideration of his zeal, illustrious family and connexions, he have the rank and commission of major-general of the United States."
31st of July 1790 EVENT First U.S. patent is issued to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.
31st of July 1856 EVENT Christchurch, New Zealand is chartered as a city.
31st of July 1865 EVENT The first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Australia.
31st of July 1895 EVENT The Basque Nationalist Party (Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea-Partido Nacionalista Vasco) is founded by Basque nationalist leader Sabino Arana.
31st of July 1913 EVENT The Balkan States signs an armistice at Bucharest.
31st of July 1919 EVENT German national assembly adopts the Weimar constitution, which comes into force on August 14.
31st of July 1930 EVENT The radio mystery program The Shadow is aired for the first time.
31st of July 1932 EVENT The NSDAP wins more than 38% of the vote in German elections.
31st of July 1936 EVENT The International Olympic Committee announces that the 1940 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo. However, the games are given back to the IOC after the Second Sino-Japanese War breaks out, and are eventually cancelled altogether because of World War II.
31st of July 1938 EVENT Bulgaria signs a non-aggression pact with Greece and other states of Balkan Antanti (Turkey, Romania, Yugoslavia).
31st of July 1938 EVENT Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius in Persepolis.
31st of July 1940 EVENT A doodlebug train in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio collides with a multi-car freight train heading in the opposite direction, killing 43 people.
31st of July 1941 EVENT Holocaust: under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Nazi official Hermann Goring, orders SS General Reinhard Heydrich to "submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired final solution of the Jewish question."
31st of July 1945 EVENT Pierre Laval, the fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria.
31st of July 1945 EVENT John K. Giles attempts to escape from Alcatraz prison.
31st of July 1948 EVENT At Idlewild Field in New York, New York International Airport (later renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport) is dedicated.
31st of July 1951 EVENT Japan Airlines is established.
31st of July 1954 EVENT First ascent of K2, by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio.
31st of July 1959 EVENT The Basque separatist organisation ETA is founded.
31st of July 1961 EVENT At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain.
31st of July 1964 EVENT Ranger program: Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon, with images 1,000 times clearer than anything ever seen from earth-bound telescopes.
31st of July 1970 EVENT Black Tot Day: The last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy.
31st of July 1971 EVENT Apollo program: Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover.
31st of July 1972 EVENT Operation Motorman: British troops move into the no-go areas of Belfast and Derry, Northern Ireland. End of Free Derry.
31st of July 1972 EVENT Three car bombs are detonated in Claudy, Northern Ireland, killing nine in what is believed to be a Provisional Irish Republican Army attack.
31st of July 1972 EVENT Northeast Airlines flies its last flight before being integrated into Delta Air Lines the next day.
31st of July 1973 EVENT A Delta Air Lines jetliner crashes while landing in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts killing 89.
31st of July 1976 EVENT Viking program: Viking 1 : NASA releases the famous Face on Mars photo.
31st of July 1981 EVENT A 42 day-long strike of Major League Baseball ends.
31st of July 1987 EVENT A rare, class F4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage.
31st of July 1988 EVENT 32 people are killed and 1,674 injured when a bridge at the Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal collapses in Butterworth, Malaysia.
31st of July 1991 EVENT The United States and Soviet Union both sign the Start I Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, the first to reduce (with verification) both countries' stockpiles.
31st of July 1991 EVENT The Medininkai Massacre in Lithuania. Soviet OMON attacks Lithuanian customs post in Medininkai, killing 7 officers and severely wounding one other.
31st of July 1992 EVENT A Thai Airways Flight 311 crashes into a mountain north of Kathmandu, Nepal killing all 113 people on board.
31st of July 1992 EVENT Georgia joins the United Nations.
31st of July 1999 EVENT Discovery Program: Lunar Prospector : NASA intentionally crashes the spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon's surface.
31st of July 2002 EVENT Hebrew University of Jerusalem is attacked when a bomb explodes in a cafeteria, killing 9.
31st of July 2006 EVENT Fidel Castro hands over power temporarily to brother Raul Castro.
31st of July 2007 EVENT Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and the longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.
31st of July 1143 BIRTHDAY Emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165)
31st of July 1396 BIRTHDAY Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1467)
31st of July 1527 BIRTHDAY Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1576)
31st of July 1598 BIRTHDAY Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654)
31st of July 1702 BIRTHDAY Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary and painter (d. 1768)
31st of July 1704 BIRTHDAY Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (d. 1752)
31st of July 1718 BIRTHDAY John Canton, English physicist (d. 1772)
31st of July 1724 BIRTHDAY Noel Francois de Wailly, French lexicographer (d. 1801)
31st of July 1737 BIRTHDAY Princess Augusta of Great Britain (d. 1813)
31st of July 1777 BIRTHDAY Pedro Ignacio de Castro Barros, Argentine statesman and priest (d. 1849)
31st of July 1800 BIRTHDAY Friedrich Wohler, German chemist and founder of organic chemistry (d. 1882)
31st of July 1803 BIRTHDAY John Ericsson, Swedish inventor and engineer (d. 1889)
31st of July 1816 BIRTHDAY George Henry Thomas, American general (d. 1870)
31st of July 1825 BIRTHDAY William S. Clark, American senator and scholar (d. 1886)
31st of July 1835 BIRTHDAY Henri Brisson, French statesman (d. 1912)
31st of July 1835 BIRTHDAY Paul du Chaillu, French explorer (d. 1903)
31st of July 1837 BIRTHDAY William Quantrill, American Civil War rebel guerrilla leader (d. 1865)
31st of July 1843 BIRTHDAY Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet (d. 1918)
31st of July 1858 BIRTHDAY Richard Dixon Oldham, British geologist (d. 1936)
31st of July 1860 BIRTHDAY Mary Vaux Walcott, American artist and naturalist (d. 1940)
31st of July 1867 BIRTHDAY Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant and philanthropist (d. 1966)
31st of July 1880 BIRTHDAY Munshi Premchand, Indian Author (d. 1936)
31st of July 1883 BIRTHDAY Fred Quimby, American film producer (d. 1965)
31st of July 1884 BIRTHDAY Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, German politician (d. 1945)
31st of July 1886 BIRTHDAY Salvatore Maranzano, Sicilian-born American organized crime figure (d. 1931)
31st of July 1887 BIRTHDAY Hans Freyer, German sociologist (d. 1969)
31st of July 1892 BIRTHDAY Joseph Charbonneau, French-Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1959)
31st of July 1892 BIRTHDAY Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author and publisher (d. 1986)
31st of July 1894 BIRTHDAY Fred Keenor, Welsh footballer (d. 1972)
31st of July 1901 BIRTHDAY Jean Dubuffet, French painter and sculptor (d. 1985)
31st of July 1904 BIRTHDAY Brett Halliday, American writer (d. 1977)
31st of July 1909 BIRTHDAY Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Austrian writer and polyglot (d. 1999)
31st of July 1911 BIRTHDAY George Liberace, American musician (d. 1983)
31st of July 1912 BIRTHDAY Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (d. 2008)
31st of July 1912 BIRTHDAY Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2006)
31st of July 1912 BIRTHDAY Irv Kupcinet, American newspaper columnist (d. 2003)
31st of July 1913 BIRTHDAY Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1984)
31st of July 1914 BIRTHDAY Louis de Funes, French actor and comedian (d. 1983)
31st of July 1916 BIRTHDAY Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player and official (d. 2006)
31st of July 1916 BIRTHDAY Bill Todman, American game show producer (d. 1979)
31st of July 1916 BIRTHDAY Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist (d. 1986)
31st of July 1918 BIRTHDAY Paul D. Boyer, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate
31st of July 1918 BIRTHDAY Hank Jones, American pianist (d. 2010)
31st of July 1919 BIRTHDAY Curt Gowdy, American sports announcer (d. 2006)
31st of July 1919 BIRTHDAY Primo Levi, Italian author and chemist (d. 1987)
31st of July 1920 BIRTHDAY James Esdras Faust, American religious leader (d. 2007)
31st of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Whitney Young, American civil rights activist (d. 1971)
31st of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Donald Malarkey, American World War II hero
31st of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International (d. 2005)
31st of July 1922 BIRTHDAY Hank Bauer, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)
31st of July 1923 BIRTHDAY Ahmet Ertegun, Turkish-born record company executive (d. 2006)
31st of July 1923 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach and father of Chris Evert
31st of July 1926 BIRTHDAY Hilary Putnam, American philosopher
31st of July 1926 BIRTHDAY Bernard Nathanson, American abortionist turned pro-life activist (d. 2011)
31st of July 1929 BIRTHDAY Jose Santamaria, Uruguayan footballer
31st of July 1929 BIRTHDAY Don Murray, American actor
31st of July 1929 BIRTHDAY Gilles Carle, Canadian film director and screenwriter (d. 2009)
31st of July 1929 BIRTHDAY Lynne Reid Banks, British author
31st of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Oleg Popov, Russian clown
31st of July 1931 BIRTHDAY Nick Bollettieri, American tennis coach
31st of July 1931 BIRTHDAY Ivan Rebroff, German singer (d. 2008)
31st of July 1931 BIRTHDAY Kenny Burrell, American guitarist
31st of July 1932 BIRTHDAY Ted Cassidy, American actor (d. 1979)
31st of July 1932 BIRTHDAY John Searle, American philosopher
31st of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Cees Nooteboom, Dutch writer
31st of July 1935 BIRTHDAY Yvon Deschamps, French-Canadian author and humorist
31st of July 1935 BIRTHDAY Geoffrey Lewis, American actor
31st of July 1936 BIRTHDAY Vic Davalillo, Venezuelan baseball player
31st of July 1939 BIRTHDAY France Nuyen, French actress
31st of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Carol J. Clover, American academic
31st of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Roy Walker, Irish comedian and gameshow host
31st of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician (d. 2004)
31st of July 1943 BIRTHDAY William Bennett, 3rd United States Secretary of Education
31st of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Susan Flannery, American actress
31st of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Lobo, American singer and songwriter
31st of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Sab Shimono, Japanese-American actor
31st of July 1944 BIRTHDAY Geraldine Chaplin, American actress
31st of July 1944 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Dimbleby, British journalist and television presenter
31st of July 1944 BIRTHDAY Robert C. Merton, American mathematician
31st of July 1945 BIRTHDAY Gary Lewis, American vocalist (Gary Lewis & the Playboys)
31st of July 1945 BIRTHDAY William Weld, 68th Governor of Massachusetts
31st of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Karen Zerby, American religious leader
31st of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Bob Welch, American musician
31st of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Lane Davies, American actor
31st of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Steve Miller, American writer
31st of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Evonne Goolagong, Australian tennis player
31st of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Barry Van Dyke, American actor
31st of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Werner Novak, German footballer
31st of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Chris Ahrens, American ice hockey player
31st of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Helmuts Balderis, Latvian hockey player
31st of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Alan Autry, American football player and politician
31st of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Joao Barreiros, Portuguese writer
31st of July 1953 BIRTHDAY Ted Baillieu, Australian politician
31st of July 1953 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Cook, South African cricketer
31st of July 1953 BIRTHDAY James Read, American actor
31st of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
31st of July 1955 BIRTHDAY Jakie Quartz, French singer
31st of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Michael Biehn, American actor
31st of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Bill Callahan, American football coach
31st of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Deval Patrick, American politician, 71st governor of Massachusetts
31st of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Dirk Blocker, American actor
31st of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Daniel Ash, British musician (Bauhaus)
31st of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Leon Durham, American baseball player
31st of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Bill Berry, American musician (R.E.M.)
31st of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner
31st of July 1959 BIRTHDAY Stanley Jordan, American jazz guitarist
31st of July 1959 BIRTHDAY Andrew Marr, British journalist and political commentator
31st of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Dale Hunter, Canadian ice hockey player
31st of July 1962 BIRTHDAY John Chiang, American politician
31st of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Wesley Snipes, American actor
31st of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Kevin Greene, American football player
31st of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Brian Skrudland, Canadian ice hockey player
31st of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Norman Cook, British musician (The Housemartins, Freak Power, Beats International, Fatboy Slim)
31st of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Jim Corr, Irish singer and musician (The Corrs)
31st of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Scott Brooks, American basketball player
31st of July 1965 BIRTHDAY John Laurinaitis, American professional wrestler
31st of July 1965 BIRTHDAY J. K. Rowling, British writer
31st of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Julian Richards, British film director
31st of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Dean Cain, American actor
31st of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Kevin Martin, Canadian Curler
31st of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (d. 2005)
31st of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Mitsuo Iwata, Japanese seiyu
31st of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Tony Massenburg, American basketball player
31st of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Tim Wright, Welsh composer
31st of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Saeed-Al-Saffar, Former UAE cricketer
31st of July 1969 BIRTHDAY David Cash, American professional wrestler
31st of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Kenneth D. Schisler, American politician
31st of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Loren Dean, American actor
31st of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Ahmad Akbarpour, Iranian writer
31st of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Giorgos Sigalas, Greek basketball player
31st of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Amanda Stepto, Canadian actress
31st of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Ben Chaplin, English actor
31st of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Dave Wedge, American journalist
31st of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Gus Frerotte, American football player
31st of July 1971 BIRTHDAY John Lowery, American guitarist
31st of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Giorgos Kapoutzidis, Greek screenwriter and actor
31st of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Nathan Brown, Australian rugby league player
31st of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Fabulous Flournoy American basketball player and coach Newcastle Eagles
31st of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Emilia Fox, English actress
31st of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Ogden, American football player
31st of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Randy Flores, American baseball player
31st of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Simon Hirst, British radio DJ
31st of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Gabe Kapler, American baseball player and manager
31st of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Andrew Hall, Former South African cricketer
31st of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Poesy Liang, Founder of Helping Angels
31st of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Mike Lincoln, American baseball player
31st of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Allan von Schenkel, American musician
31st of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Ruben Patterson, American basketball player
31st of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rican footballer
31st of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Joshua Cain, American musician (Motion City Soundtrack)
31st of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Tim Couch, American football player
31st of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Zeta Makripoulia, Greek actress, model and TV presenter
31st of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Nick Sorensen, American football player
31st of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Will Champion, English musician (Coldplay)
31st of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Justin Wilson, English racing driver
31st of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Jaco Erasmus, South African-born Italian rugby player
31st of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Per Kr?ldrup, Danish footballer
31st of July 1979 BIRTHDAY J. J. Furmaniak, American baseball player
31st of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Carlos Marchena, Spanish footballer
31st of July 1979 BIRTHDAY B. J. Novak, American actor
31st of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Jade Kwan, Hong Kong singer
31st of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Mikko Hirvonen, Finnish Rally driver
31st of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Mils Muliaina, New Zealand rugby union player
31st of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Ira Losco, Maltese singer
31st of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Eric Lively, American actor
31st of July 1981 BIRTHDAY J.Son Dinant, American comedian
31st of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Matthew Sanders, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold)
31st of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Blessing Mahwire, Zimbabwean cricketer
31st of July 1982 BIRTHDAY DeMarcus Ware, American football player
31st of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Daniel Ciofani, Italian footballer
31st of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Remy Di Gregorio, French cyclist
31st of July 1986 BIRTHDAY Evgeni Malkin, Russian ice hockey player
31st of July 1987 BIRTHDAY Michael Bradley, American soccer player
31st of July 1987 BIRTHDAY Brittany Byrnes, Australian Actress
31st of July 1988 BIRTHDAY Krystal Meyers, American Christian singer/songwriter/musician
31st of July 1989 BIRTHDAY Victoria Azarenka, Belarusian tennis player
31st of July 1990 BIRTHDAY Besart Abdurahimi, Croatian football player of Albanian origin.
31st of July 1990 BIRTHDAY Olga Galchenko, Russian juggler
31st of July 1997 BIRTHDAY Barbie Forteza, Filipina child actress
31st of July 0855 DEATH Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Muslim Jurisprudent (Born 780)
31st of July 1396 DEATH William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury (Born 1342)
31st of July 1508 DEATH Na'od, Emperor of Ethiopia (Born 1494)
31st of July 1556 DEATH Ignatius Loyola, Spanish priest and founder of the Jesuits (Born 1491)
31st of July 1653 DEATH Thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (Born 1576)
31st of July 1726 DEATH Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (Born 1695)
31st of July 1750 DEATH King John V of Portugal (Born 1689)
31st of July 1784 DEATH Denis Diderot, French philosopher and encylopedist (Born 1713)
31st of July 1864 DEATH Louis Hachette, French publisher (Born 1800)
31st of July 1875 DEATH Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States (Born 1808)
31st of July 1886 DEATH Franz Liszt, Hungarian composer (Born 1811)
31st of July 1914 DEATH Jean Jaures, French politician (d. 1859)
31st of July 1917 DEATH Hedd Wyn, Welsh poet (Born 1887)
31st of July 1917 DEATH Francis Ledwidge, Irish poet (Born 1881)
31st of July 1920 DEATH Ion Dragoumis, Greek diplomat, writer and revolutionary (Born 1878)
31st of July 1940 DEATH Udham Singh, Indian Extremist Freedom Fighter(Born 1899)
31st of July 1943 DEATH Hedley Verity, English Test cricketer (Born 1905)
31st of July 1944 DEATH Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French pilot and writer (Born 1900)
31st of July 1953 DEATH Robert Taft, U.S. Senator from Ohio and Presidential candidate (Born 1889)
31st of July 1954 DEATH Onofre Marimon, Argentine racing driver (Born 1923)
31st of July 1963 DEATH Sir Robert Chapman, British soldier and politician (Born 1880)
31st of July 1964 DEATH Jim Reeves, American singer (Born 1923)
31st of July 1966 DEATH Bud Powell, American jazz pianist (Born 1924)
31st of July 1970 DEATH Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (Born 1912)
31st of July 1972 DEATH Paul-Henri Spaak, Prime Minister of Belgium (Born 1899)
31st of July 1973 DEATH Azumafuji Kin'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler (the 40th Yokozuna) and professional wrestler (Born 1921)
31st of July 1980 DEATH Pascual Jordan, German physicist (Born 1902)
31st of July 1980 DEATH Mohd. Rafi, Indian playback singer (Born 1924)
31st of July 1981 DEATH General Omar Torrijos of Panama (Born 1929).
31st of July 1986 DEATH Teddy Wilson, American jazz pianist (Born 1912)
31st of July 1986 DEATH Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (Born 1900)
31st of July 1988 DEATH Trinidad Silva, American actor (Born 1950)
31st of July 1990 DEATH Albert Leduc, French Canadian ice hockey player (Born 1902)
31st of July 1993 DEATH King Baudouin I of Belgium (Born 1930)
31st of July 1996 DEATH Seagram Miller, American rapper (Born 1970)
31st of July 2001 DEATH Poul Anderson, American author (Born 1926)
31st of July 2001 DEATH Francisco da Costa Gomes, 16th President of Portugal (Born 1914)
31st of July 2001 DEATH Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Born 1910)
31st of July 2003 DEATH Guido Crepax, Italian comics artist (Born 1933)
31st of July 2004 DEATH Laura Betti, Italian actress (Born 1927)
31st of July 2004 DEATH Virginia Grey, American actress (Born 1917)
31st of July 2005 DEATH Wim Duisenberg, Dutch banker (Born 1935)
31st of July 2006 DEATH Paul Eells, American sportscaster (Born 1935)
31st of July 2009 DEATH Sir Bobby Robson, English professional football player and manager (Born 1933)
31st of July 2009 DEATH Harry Alan Towers, English film producer and screenwriter (Born 1920)

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