On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Arnette Hubbard installed as 1st woman president of National Bar Association
  • Mid-season strike by MLB players ends after 42 days causing cancellation of 713 games; players and owners come to an agreement on free agent compensation

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Lively, American actor (The Butterfly Effect 2), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Ira Losco, Maltese singer (Walk on Water), born in Sliema, Malta
  • J.Son Dinant, American comedian, born in Syracuse, New York
  • Matthew Sanders, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Huntington Beach, California

Famous Deaths

  • Gen Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama, dies in plane crash