What Happened on July 31, 2016

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 98th PGA Championship: Jimmy Walker wins his first major by 1 shot at Baltusrol Golf Club
  • Yuriko Koike is the first woman to be elected Tokyo Governor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play by Jack Thorne with contributions by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide at midnight

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling

Famous Weddings

  • Ballet dancer Misty Copeland (33) weds attorney Olu Evans in Laguna Beach, California
  • Herjavec Group CEO Robert Herjavec (53) weds former "Dancing with the Stars" Kym Johnson (39) in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Seymour Papert, South African mathematician, dies at 88