On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1975

Historical Events

  • The Miami Showband killings: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), a loyalist paramilitary group, shoot dead three members of an Irish showband at Buskhill, County Down, Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Allan von Schenkel, American double bassist, composer and performance artist
  • Andrew Hall, South African cricket batsman (21 Tests; HS 163 v India 1st Test 2004), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal
  • Kavinsky [Vincent Belorgey], French DJ and musician (Drive, OutRun), born in Seine-Saint-Denis, France
  • Mike Lincoln, American MLB baseball relief pitcher, 1999-2010 (Pittsburgh Pirates, and 3 other teams), born in Carmichael, California
  • Randy Flores, American baseball pitcher (World Series 2006, St. Louis Cardinals), executive (American director scouting SL Cardinals) and broadcaster (Pac-12 Network), born in Bellflower, California
  • Sergei Gusev, Russian NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars), born in Nizhny Tagil, USSR
  • Simon Hirst, British radio DJ
1975 Highlights

About July 31, 1975

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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