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July 31

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on July 31. From 1900 until now. July 31 is under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include J K Rowling (1965), Louis de Funès (1914) and Wesley Snipes (1962). Several movies were released around July 31 over the years, such as Picnic at Hanging Rock in 1975 directed by Peter Weir and To Catch a Thief in 1955 directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
But much more happened on July 31 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around July 31 over the years?
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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Release year: 1975

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse

Country: United States of America

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams

Country: United States of America

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Release year: 2015

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki

Country: United States of America

The Southerner

The Southerner

Release year: 1945

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Zachary Scott, Betty Field, J. Carrol Naish, Beulah Bondi

Farewell, My Lovely

Farewell, My Lovely

Release year: 1975

Directed by: Dick Richards

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Sylvia Miles

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 31?


Holidays

  • St. John Columbini
  • Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
  • St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
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Events

  • 2018 Terrorism in Tajikistan, Terrorist incidents linked to ISIL: ISIL claims responsibility for an attack in Tajikistan that occurred two days prior and left four cycling tourists dead. (CBS News)
  • 2017 Scripps Networks Interactive: Discovery Communications announces it will acquire Scripps Networks Interactive for US$ 14.6 billion. (CNBC)
  • 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): Islamic State militants attack two gas facilities northwest of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, killing at least five people and wounding six policemen. Three assailants detonated their explosive vests and a fourth was killed in clash with security forces. (Reuters)
  • 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Jalaluddin Haqqani, the founder of the Haqqani Network, is reported as having died in 2014. (BBC)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of July 31 over the years?


Top #1 songs in the USA

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Books

Which were the most popular books released around July 31 over the years?
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North From Rome by Helen MacInnes

North From Rome

Year: 1958

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A phone call prompts Bill Lammiter, a young American playwright, to follow a former girlfriend to Rome. There Lammiter saves a mysterious Italian girl from a beating.

Night Watch by Linda Fairstein

Night Watch

Year: 2012

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New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein returns with a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller that takes Alexandra Cooper into the dark underside of New York City’s most storied restaurants and a murder case

The Durable Fire by Howard Swiggett

The Durable Fire

Year: 1957

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Durable Fire, 1957 BOMC, by Howard Swiggett. Hardcover with dust jacket, 366 pages, published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Paula by Isabel Allende

Paula

Year: 1995

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When Isabel Allende's daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and fell into a coma, the author began to write the story of her family for her unconscious child.

The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase

The Lovely Ambition

Year: 1960

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“Readers who have come to expect Miss Chase to provide stunning evocations of time and place, particularly of nineteenth-century Maine, will not be disappointed by The Lovely Ambition.”

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