What Happened on July 31, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • KWIH TV channel 44 in Winona, MN (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Mariner 6 makes its closest approach to planet Mars at 3410 km
  • National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La

Famous Birthdays

  • David Cash, American professional wrestler
  • Kenneth D. Schisler, American politician
  • Langa Sibanda, Miss Universe-Zimbabwe (1996)
  • Loren Dean, actor (Billy Bathgate, Say Anything), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Richard Griffith, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Rudolf Martin, Germany, actor (Anton-All My Children)