On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 4-time Eredivisie soccer champions Go Ahead from Dutch city of Deventer add 'Eagles' to famous name
  • Apollo 15 astronauts take 6½ hour electric car ride on Moon
  • Venezuela's Hydrocarbons Reversion Law mandates gradual transfer to government ownership of all "unexploited concession areas" by 1974 and "all their residual assets" by 1983

Famous Birthdays

  • Gus Frerotte, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1996, Washington Redskins), born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania
  • John Lowery, American guitarist (The Devil Knows My Name), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan