July 31: Day of the Week
July 31, 2019 is the 212nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 153 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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July 31 Historical Event(s)
- 1009Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII.
- 1451Jacques Cœur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France.
- 1498On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.
- 1588The Spanish Armada is spotted off the coast of England.
- 1932The NSDAP (Nazi Party) wins more than 38% of the vote in German elections.
- 1938Bulgaria signs a non-aggression pact with Greece and other states of Balkan Antanti (Turkey, Romania, Yugoslavia).
- 1941Holocaust: under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Nazi official Hermann Göring, orders SS General Reinhard Heydrich to “submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired final solution of the Jewish question.”
- 1954First ascent of K2, by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio.
- 1992Georgia joins the United Nations.
- 1999Discovery Program: Lunar Prospector – NASA intentionally crashes the spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon’s surface.
Who were born on July 31?
- 1940Carol J. Clover, American academic
- 1951Werner Novak, German footballer
- 1956Deval Patrick, American politician, 71st governor of Massachusetts
- 1960Dale Hunter, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1962John Chiang, American politician
- 1971Gus Frerotte, American football player
- 1975Simon Hirst, British radio DJ
- 1977Tim Couch, American football player
- 1981Matthew Sanders, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold)
- 1998Rico Rodriguez II, American child actor
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