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
  • Battle between Iranian pilgrims and Saudi-Arabian troops, 402 killed
  • Guns & Roses song "Appetite for Destruction" is released

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oriole Eddie Murray hits his 299th and 300th career home runs

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 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 player