July 31 in Pop Culture History

July 31 in Pop Culture History

July 31st is…
Avocado Day
Cotton Candy Day
Jump For Jellybeans Day
Mutt Day
Raspberry Cake Day
Shredded Wheat Day
Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day

781 – The oldest recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.

1492 – Jews were expelled from Spain when the Alhambra Decree took effect.

1790 – The first US patent (X000001) was issued to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.

1930 – The radio mystery program The Shadow aired for the first time.

1931 – New York television station W2XAB (now known as WCBS) began broadcasting.

1948 – Idlewild Field in New York, New York International Airport (now John F. Kennedy International Airport) was dedicated.

1961 – At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in Major League Baseball history happened after the game was stopped in the ninth inning because of rain.

#1 Hit July 31, 1971 – August 6, 1971: James TaylorYou’ve Got a Friend

1987 – The Living Daylights, Maid to Order, The Wolf at the Door and The Lost Boys debuted in theaters.

1991 – Hot Shots! was released in theaters.

1992 – Death Becomes Her, Enchanted April, Bebe’s Kids, The Panama Deception and Buffy the Vampire Slayer debuted in theaters.

1995 – The Walt Disney Company announced their plans to purchase both ABC and ESPN

1998 – The Parent Trap, The Negotiator and Ever After: A Cinderella Story were released in theaters.

#1 Hit July 31, 1999 – September 3, 1999: Christina AguileraGenie In A Bottle

2003 – Avenue Q (Broadway Musical) Opened on July 31, 2003 and closed on September 13, 2009

2006 – Cuba’s Fidel Castro handed over power to his brother, Raul Castro.

2009 – Funny People and Aliens in the Attic debuted in theaters.

#1 Hit July 31, 2010 – September 17, 2010: Eminem featuring RihannaLove the Way You Lie

2013 – The Smurfs 2 was released in theaters.

2015 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Vacation debuted in theaters.

2016 – Sharknado: The 4th Awakens aired on SyFy.

#1 Hit July 31, 2021 – August 13, 2021: ButterBTS