On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1945

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Weld, American politician (Governor (R) Massachusetts 1991-97), born in Smithtown, New York
  • Charlotte Diamond, Canadian Juno Award-winning children's singer-songwriter ("I Am A Pizza"), born in Richmond, British Columbia
1945 Highlights

About July 31, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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