31 july

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August 13, 2022

31 July is the 212th day of the year, the 213th in a leap year. There are 153 days left in the year.

Name Day

Elin, Elin.

History

2014 – The forest fire in Västmanland broke out.

Norwegian history

1917 – Bærum Rowing Club is founded. 1936 – Trollstigvegen is opened by King Haakon VII. 2004 – The New Norwegian version of Wikipedia is founded. 1996 - Vebjørn Rodal becomes Olympic champion in Atlanta in the 800 meters with a time of 1.42.58.

Births

See more who were born on 31 July in Category:Births on 31 July. 1903 – Sigmund Skard, Norwegian literary scholar and poet (d. 1995) 1914 – Louis de Funès, French actor and comedian (d. 1983) 1916 – Jan Garwick, Norwegian mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1989) 1919 – Primo Levi, Italian writer (d. 1987) 1920 – Per Hysing-Dahl, President of the Norwegian Parliament (d. 1989) 1922 – Lorenzo Antonetti, Italian cardinal (d. 2013) 1923 – Ahmet Ertegün, Turkish-American businessman (d. 2006) 1923 – Bjarne Nerem, Norwegian jazz musician (d. 1991) 1933 – Cees Nooteboom, Dutch writer 1938 – Ulf Stabell, Norwegian psychologist 1942 – Kjell Erik Vindtorn, Norwegian poet (d. 2009) 1947 – Richard Griffiths, British actor (d. 2013) 1949 – Leif Helge Kongshaug, Norwegian politician 1965 – J.K. Rowling, British author 1967 – Peter Rono, Kenyan athlete 1968 – Knut Holmann, Norwegian paddler 1970 – Harri Mänty, Swedish musician 1972 – Catherine Ndereba, Kenyan athlete 1974 – Leona Næss, American singer 1974 – Emilia Fox, British actress 1979 – Carlos Marchena, Spanish footballer 1979 – Per Krøldrup, Danish footballer 1980 - Harry Potter (character), literary wizard 1980 – Lyes Abid, Norwegian musician 1981 – Clemente Rodríguez, Argentine soccer player 1981 – Matthew Sanders, American vocalist 1982 – Marek Sapara, Slovak footballer 1982 – Mira Craig, Norwegian-American musician 1985 – Brimin Kipruto, Kenyan athlete 2003 – Mirko Lazareski, North Macedonian alpinist

Deaths

See more people who died on 31 July in Category:Deaths on 31 July. 1886 – Franz Liszt, Hungarian composer and piano virtuoso 1890 – Luigi Pallotti, Italian Catholic Cardinal (b. 1829) 1895 – Thomas Francis Wade, British diplomat and sinologist (b. 1818) 2005 – Wim Duisenberg, Dutch President of the European Central Bank (b. 1935) 1944 – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer 1964 – Jim Reeves, American country artist (b. 1923) 1966 – Bud Powell, American jazz musician (d. 1966) 1993 - King Baudouin I of Belgium (b. 1930) 2001 – Poul Anderson, American writer (b. 1926) 2005 – John Garang, Sudanese vice president and rebel leader (b. 1945)

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