31st May 1837 (177 Years)
Joseph Grimaldi, English actor, comedian and dancer, dies.
31st May 1889 (125 Years)
The Johnstown flood, in Pennsylvania, USA. The South Fork Dam failed after days of rain.
31st May 1930 (84 Years)
Clint Eastwood, American actor and filmmaker, was born.
31st May 1985 (29 Years)
The Football Association, supported by Margaret Thatcher, bans English clubs from playing in Europe following the Heysel stadium tragedy.

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