What Happened on July 31, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • A rare, class F-4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage.
  • Battle between Iranian pilgrims & Saudi-Arabian troops, 402 killed
  • Guns & Roses song "Appetite for Destruction" is released

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oriole Eddie Murray hits his 299th & 300th career home runs

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle

Famous Birthdays

  • Brittany Byrnes, Australian Actress
  • Michael Bradley, American soccer player