This Day in History on 31 July

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 31 July. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

2006 – Fidel Castro hands over power to his brother, Raúl.
2007 – Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and the longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.
2012 – Michael Phelps breaks the record set in 1964 by Larisa Latynina for the most medals won at the Olympics.
2014 – Gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kill at least 20 people and injure more than 270.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1880 – Premchand, Indian author and playwright (d. 1936)

1919 – Hemu Adhikari, Indian cricketer (d. 2003)

1941 – Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician, 8th Chief Minister of Gujarat (d. 2004)

1947 – Mumtaz, Indian actress

Death/ Death Anniversary

1805 – Dheeran Chinnamalai, Indian soldier (b. 1756)

1940 – Udham Singh, Indian activist (b. 1899)

1980 – Mohammed Rafi, Indian playback singer (b. 1924)

2014 – Nabarun Bhattacharya, Indian journalist and author (b. 1948)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History