On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1940

Historical Events

  • Riechskommissar Seyss-Inquart bans homosexuals

Famous Birthdays

  • Stanley Jaffe, American producer (Fatal Attraction), born in New Rochelle, New York

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Loretta Young (27) weds advertising executive Tom Lewis at the chapel of St. Paul's Church in Westwood

Actress Loretta Young
Loretta Young

Famous Deaths

  • Whitey Krakow [or Krakower], American gangster and hitman (Murder Inc), murdered by "Bugsy" Siegel
1940 Highlights

About July 31, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo