On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 2019

Historical Events

Historic Event

American officials announce Osama bin Laden's son, Hamza bin Laden and potential successor has been killed in US air strikes in Pakistan

  • Kelly Craft confirmed by US Senate as US ambassador to the UN [1]

Historic Event

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders Russian army to help put out huge wildfires in Siberia covering three million hectares (7.4 million acres) after 700,000 people sign petition

  • US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for the first time since 2008 by 0.25%

Famous Deaths

  • Gordon Brand Jnr., Scottish golfer (8 x European Tour wins; Ryder Cup 1987, 89), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • V. G. Siddhartha, Indian coffee entrepreneur (CafĂ© Coffee Day), found dead at 60
2019 Highlights

About July 31, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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