On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1945

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Pierre Laval, fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Weld, American politician (Governor (R) Massachusetts 1991-97), born in Smithtown, New York
1945 Highlights

About July 31, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo