What Happened on July 31, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 31st All Star Baseball Game: 1-1 tie ends by rain at Fenway, Boston
  • Israel welcomes its one millionth immigrant
  • PGA Championship, Olympia Fields CC: Jerry Barber wins his only major title in a Monday 18-hole playoff with Don January (67-68)

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Susan Sanders, LPGA golfer

Famous Deaths

  • Jesse Harper, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Notre Dame), dies at 77