On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 2016

Historical Events

  • British Open Women's Golf, Woburn: Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand wins by 3 from Mo Martin & Mirim Lee
  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: American Jimmy Walker wins his first major by 1 shot from defending champion Jason Day of Australia
  • Yuriko Koike is the first woman to be elected Tokyo Governor

Book releaseHistoric Publication

“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
Novelist
J. K. Rowling

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Ballet dancer Misty Copeland (33) weds attorney Olu Evans in Laguna Beach, California

Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland
Ballet Dancer
Misty Copeland
  • Herjavec Group CEO Robert Herjavec (53) weds former "Dancing with the Stars" Kym Johnson (39) in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Japanese sumo wrestler (31 tournament c'ships; Kyushu Tournament 1981-88), dies from pancreatic cancer at 61
  • Seymour Papert, South African mathematician, dies at 88
2016 Highlights

About July 31, 2016

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo