Today in History- July 31st
1929 Don Murray, actor (Sid from Knots Landing, Peggy Sue Got Married)
1939 France Nuyen, actress (Ying-Ying from The Joy Luck Club, South Pacific)
1940 Susan Flannery, actress (Days of Our Lives, Stephanie from The Bold and the Beautiful)
1944 Geraldine Chaplin, actress (Rosalind, Chaplin, Tonya from Dr. Zhivago)
1951 Evonne Goolagong, tennis player
1952 Alan Autry, actor/ football player/ Mayor of Fresno(Capt. Bubba Skinner from In the Heat of the Night, Proud Men)
1956 Michael Biehn, actor (Johnny Ringo from Tombstone, Aliens, The Terminator)
1962 Wesley Snipes, actor (Blade, Demolition Man, Rising Sun, Major League)
1965 J. K. Rowling, author (Harry Potter books)
1966 Dean Cain, actor (Superman from Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman)
1556 Ignatius of Loyola, Jesuit order of Roman Catholic missionaries founder
1875 Andrew Johnson, US President
Dean Cain is one quarter Japanese. His birth name is Dean Tanaka.
J. K. Rowling thought up Harry Potter on a train that was delayed 4 hours.