On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • A rare, class F-4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Baltimore first baseman Eddie Murray hits his 299th and 300th career home runs to lead Orioles to an 8-4 win over Texas Rangers

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Battle between Iranian pilgrims and Saudi-Arabian troops, 402 killed
  • Guns & Roses song "Appetite for Destruction" is released
  • Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle

Famous Birthdays

  • Brittany Byrnes, Australian actress (Oberon), born in New South Wales, Australia
  • Michael Bradley, American soccer defender (USA 150 caps; Borussia Mönchengladbach), born in Princeton, New Jersey