On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 2021

Historical Events

  • American swimmer Caeleb Dressel wins 100m butterfly in WR 49.45 at the Tokyo Olympics; completes 100m freestyle/butterfly double

OlympicsOlympic Gold

American swimming superstar Katie Ledecky wins the women's 800m gold for an unprecedented third consecutive Olympics in Tokyo; claims distance 800/1500m double

Swimmer Katie Ledecky
Katie Ledecky
  • Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown wins gold in 200m backstroke to complete 100/200 double at the Tokyo Olympic Games
  • First mixed-gender event to feature in Olympic swim program; Great Britain team of Kathleen Dawson, Adam Peaty, James Guy & Anna Hopkin wins mixed 4×100m medley relay in WR 3:37.58 in Tokyo
  • Jamaican sprinters Elaine Thompson Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson trifecta women's 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics; Thompson Herah retains title

Famous Deaths

  • Alvin Ing, American stage and screen singer and actor (Flower Drum Song), dies of Covid-19 complications at 89
  • Terry Cooper, English soccer defender (20 caps; Leeds, Middlesborough) and manager (Bristol City, Birmingham City), dies at 77
2021 Highlights

About July 31, 2021

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo