On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1962

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 (5 x Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1989, 94, 96; LA Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2020)
  • 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
1962 Highlights

About July 31, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo