JULY 31: The Daily Flashback
1928: MGM’s Leo the Lion roared for the first time, introducing MGM’s first talking picture, “White Shadows on the South Seas.”
1959: Cliff Richard charted his first UK No. 1 hit with “Living Doll,” which became the top-selling single of 1959 in Britain.
1961: The first tie in major league baseball’s All-Star Game history took place when the game was stopped in the 9th inning due to rain at Boston’s Fenway Park.
1964: The American space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the moon’s surface.
1976: Blue Öyster Cult’s song “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” was released.
1977: “The Starland Vocal Band Show,” a variety series hosted by the group famous for the hit “Afternoon Delight,” debuted on CBS-TV. It lasted just six episodes.
1980: The Eagles split up after Glenn Frey and Don Felder went at it on stage.
1989: The Game Boy handheld video game device was released in the U.S.
1995: Jamaica issued a commemorative series of postage stamps honoring reggae legend Bob Marley.
2004: It was proclaimed Mac Davis Day in Lubbock, Texas.
2010: Alicia Keys married Swizz Beatz in a ceremony on the island of Corsica.
1918: Hank Jones
1923: Ahmet Ertegun
1931: Kenny Burrell
1946: Bob Welch
1956: Cheese Blotto
1957: Daniel Ash
1963: Fatboy Slim
1965: J.K. Rowling
1964: Jim Reeves