On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Greenslade, rocker
  • Ian Beck, British children's illustrator and author, who illustrated Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" album cover, born in Brighton, East Sussex
  • John Vukovich, American baseball infielder, manager (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2007)
  • Karl Green, English rock bassist (Herman's Hermits), born in Salford, England
  • Richard Griffiths, British actor (Withnail & I, Harry Potter), born in Thornaby-on-Tees