On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1965

Historical Events

  • Cigarette advertising banned on British TV

Famous Birthdays

J. K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling, English writer (Harry Potter novels), born in Yate, Gloucestershire

  • Julian Richards, British film director (Queen Sacrifice), born in Newport, Wales
  • Scott Brooks, American basketball guard, coach (NBA Coach of the Year 2010, OKC Thunder; Washington Wizards 2016-19), born in French Camp, California

Famous Deaths

  • James Rennie, Canadian actor (Lash, Little Damozel), dies at 75
1965 Highlights

About July 31, 1965

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo