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 This day in History - July 31
380 Historic Events for July 31
1979

Beatrix Lehmann, actress (Psyche '59, Rat, Staircase), dies at 76

Death
1979

"But Never Jam Today" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 7 performances

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1980

Bobby Van, actor/TV host (Make Me Laugh), dies of cancer at 49

Death
1980

USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1980

Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36

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1980

Rangers snap Orioles pitcher Steve Stone's 14-game winning streak

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1980

John Phillips of Mamas and Papas is arrested on drug charges

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1981

42 day old, 2nd major league baseball strike ends

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1981

Arnette Hubbard installed as 1st woman president of Natl Bar Assn

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1981

Gen Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama, dies in plane crash

Death
1982

USSR performs nuclear Test

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1982

Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria and France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)

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1982

Car/bus collision near Beaune, France, 53 die

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1982

46 kids and 7 adults die as 2 buses and several cars collide in France

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1983

B Robinson, J Marichal, G Kell, and W Alston inducted into Hall of Fame

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1983

38th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jan Stephenson

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1983

Dutch July avg temp is 20.1øC; warmest July since 1852

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1984

Leeza Gibbon's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight

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1984

US men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics

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1984

Venz commandos terminate hijacking of an aircraft, 2 killed

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1984

Bill Raisch, one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive), dies at 79

Death
1984

Paul Le Flem, composer, dies at 103

Death
1985

Murray Chapple, cricketer (14 Tests for NZ, 497 runs), dies

Death
1985

Eugene Carson Blake, sec-gen World Council of Churches, dies at 78

Death
1986

Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger, dies at 73

Death