What Happened on July 31, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Gunman shoots his way into Iraqi Embassy in Paris
  • NY Yanks now 7½ out of 1st, picked up 7 games in previous 2 weeks

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Pete Rose ties NL record hitting streak at 44

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Famous Birthdays

  • Justin Wilson, English race car driver
  • Will Champion, English musician (Coldplay)
  • Zac Brown, American musician (Zac Brown Band), born in Dahlonega, Georgia
  • Zeta Makripoulia, Greek actress, model and TV presenter

Famous Deaths

  • Carleton Percy Hobbs, actor (I Claudius, Dark Places), dies at 80
  • Enoch Light, orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), dies at 70