On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 2020

Historical Events

  • Apple wildfire starts near Beaumont, California, forcing the evacuation of nearly 8,000 people over the next few days
  • Eurozone economic activity falls 11.9% for April-June with Spain the worst at -18.5%, its deepest in modern times
  • Mexico overtakes the UK to have the world's third highest death toll from COVID-19 with 46,688 fatalities

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Parker, English director (Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express), dies at 76
  • Stephen Tataw, Cameroonian soccer right-back (63 caps; captain Cameroon national team FIFA World Cup 1990, 94), dies at 57
2020 Highlights

About July 31, 2020

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo