On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1919

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • The Weimar Constitution establishing the German Republic is adopted

Famous Birthdays

  • Curt Gowdry, American sportscaster, author (Ford C. Frick Award, Pete Rozelle Award, lifetime achievement Emmy 1992), born in Green River, Wyoming (d. 2006)
  • Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (ABC), born in Green River, Wyoming (d. 2006)
  • Hemu Adhikari, Indian cricket batsman (21 Tests; HS 114 1st Test v WI 1948), born in Pune, Maharashtra (d. 2003)
  • Norman Del Mar, British conductor and writer (Conducting Brahms), born in London (d. 1994)
  • Primo Levi, Italian chemist and writer (Survival in Auschwitz), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1987)

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Barlow, English cricketer (591 runs/34 wickets/17 Tests for England), dies at 68