July 31 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2008: Harpist Alice Chalifoux died in Winchester, Virginia.
- 2007: BPD officer Nolan Shivers retired with 49 years of service.
- 2005: Max Angelelli and Wayne Taylor won the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park.
- 2005: Singer Bo Bice broke his foot during a performance in Manchester, New Hampshire.
- 2004: Birmingham Steeldogs 50 - Macon Knights 31 at Macon, Georgia.
- 1997: Center Point 6 cinemas were closed.
- 1991: Compass Bank acquired Promenade Bancshares of Richardson, Texas.
- 1990: The Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club announced that Louis Willie had become its first African-American member.
- 1916: Baseball Hall of famer Billy Hitchcock was born in Bullock County.
- 1910: 1910 Birmingham Barons pitcher Harry Coveleski threw a no-hitter.
- 1886: The cornerstone of Temple Emanu-El at 17th Street and 5th Avenue North was laid.
- 1841: Pioneer pastor Hosea Holcombe died at Fort Jonesboro.