On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for 4th Test at Old Trafford; England win by innings and 170 runs

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Callahan, American College, NFL coach (Nebraska; Oakland Raiders), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Bill Callahan, American football coach, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Deval Patrick, 71st Governor of Massachusetts (2007-15), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestMichael Biehn

Michael Biehn, American actor (Rampage, Hog Wild, Aliens, Abyss), born in Anniston, Alabama