On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 2016

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
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

  • Seymour Papert, South African mathematician, dies at 88