On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 2001

Famous Deaths

  • Francisco da Costa Gomes, President of Portugal’s ruling military junta (1974-76), dies at 87
  • Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (b. 1910)
  • Poul Anderson, American science-fiction and fantasy author, winner of 7 Hugo and 3 Nebula Awards (The Sharing of Flesh; Mirkheim; After Doomsday), dies of prostate cancer at 74
2001 Highlights

About July 31, 2001

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo