On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • England fast bowler Brian Statham becomes Test cricket's leading wicket-taker with world-record tally of 237 as Australian wicketkeeper Barry Shepherd is caught by Fred Truman for 10 in drawn 4th Test in Adelaide

Famous Birthdays

  • John Chiang, American politician (Democratic Party), born in NYC, New York
  • Kevin Greene, American Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker, NFL coach (5-time Pro Bowl), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Sandra "Sweetness" Hodge, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
  • Troy Murray, Canadian NHL center, broadcaster (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Wesley Snipes, American actor (Passenger 57, Money Train, Blade trilogy), born in Orlando, Florida