All About July 31st
Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia
Happy July 31st everyone! Here is a list of July 31st holidays and observations. Hope you can find one to celebrate! Also you will find Horoscope information for July 31st. At the bottom of the page you will find a list of fun facts, trivia, history, celebrity birthdays and other historical events that happened on July 31st!
July 31st Holidays & Observations
- National Avocado Day
July 31st is National Avocado Day! So whip up some guacamole and enjoy the day!
- National Cotton Candy Day
July 31st is a great day to enjoy cotton candy as there are so many fairs and carnivals happening in July! So go out and get yourself some spun sugar today! Learn about the History of Cotton Candy Here.
- National Jump for Jelly Beans Day
Jelly Beans have a couple days celebrating them, including today, July 31st so jump for jelly beans today!
- National Mutt Day
Have you been thinking about adopting a mutt from the local shelter? If so, today is a good day to do it as we are celebrating them today. If you have already rescued one then show them some extra love today because July 31st is National Mutt Day. ♥
- National Raspberry Cake Day
July 31st is National Raspberry Cake Day so here’s a recipe for you: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/raspberry-cake/
- Shredded Wheat Day
July 31st celebrated the square wheat biscuits we have all grown to love for our cereal called shredded wheat. Learn more at https://www.postshreddedwheat.com/
- Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day
July 31st is Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day. Do you play something many people don’t know about? Tell us what you play!
- World Ranger Day
World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage.
July 31st Horoscope Sign is Leo
Date range: July 23 – August 22
Color: Gold, Yellow, Orange
Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 10, 19
Traits: Leos are compassionate, caring, warmhearted people but also be arrogant, self centered and stubborn.
Famous Leos: Jennifer Lopez, Barack Obama, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Radcliffe, Alfred Hitchcock, Ben Affleck, Mila Kunis. Shaun Mendes, Kylie Jenner, Cole Sprouse, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Brady, Dua Lipa, Olivia Holt and Maia Mitchell, Paul Wesley, Chris Hemsworth
July 31st Trivia, History, #1 Songs and Movies
- 1790 – The first U.S. patent is issued, to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash (mined salts) process.
- 1874 – Dr. Patrick Francis Healy became the first African-American inaugurated as resident of Georgetown University.
- 1938 – Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius the Great in Persepolis.
- 1947 – The #1 song in the US was Peg o’ My Heart by The Harmonicats.
- 1951 – The #1 movie in the US was Alice in Wonderland.
- 1962 – Wesley Snipes is an American actor, film producer, martial artist was born in Orlando, FL.
- 1962 – The #1 song in the US was Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton.
- 1964 – Ranger program: Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon.
- 1965 – J. K. Rowling, English author and film producer; created Harry Potter was born in Yate, United Kingdom.
- 1979 – B. J.” Novak, actor, writer, producer and director known for his role as Ryan on, The Office, was born in Newton, MA.
- 1981 – The #1 movie in the US was Arthur starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minelli.
- 1984 – The #1 song in the US was When Doves Cry by Prince.
- 1992 – The #1 movie in the US was Death Becomes Her starring Meryl Streep.
- 1999 – The #1 song in the US was Genie in a Bottle by Christina Aguilera.
- 1999 – Discovery Program: Lunar Prospector: NASA intentionally crashes the spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon’s surface.
- 2005 – The #1 song in the US was We Belong Together by Mariah Carey.
- 2007 – The #1 movie in the US was The Bourne Ultimatum starring Matt Damon.
- 2012 – Michael Phelps breaks the record set in 1964 by Larisa Latynina for the most medals won at the Olympics.
Thank you to PlaybackFM for music and movie information.
July Monthly Observances
- Bereaved Parents Month
- Bioterrorism/Disaster Education & Awareness Month
- Family Reunion Month
- Family Golf Month
- Freedom From Fear of Speaking Month
- Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month
- Herbal/Prescription Awareness Month
- International Blondie and Deborah Harry Month
- International Group B Strep Awareness Month
- International Women with Alopecia Month
- International Zine Month
- National Anti-Boredom Month
- National Wheelchair Beautification Month
- National Black Family Month
- National Blueberry Month
- National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
- National Child-Centered Divorce Month
- National “Doghouse Repairs” Month
- National Grilling Month
- National Horseradish Month
- National Hot Dog Month
- National Ice Cream Month
- National Make A Difference to Children Month
- National Recreation & Parks Month
- National Share A Sunset With Your Lover Month
- Sandwich Generation Month
- Smart Irrigation Month
- Unlucky Month for weddings
- National Picnic Month
- Social Wellness Month Tour de France Month