Events in year of 1931

  • 01-051st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League
  • 01-08Philadelphia Quakers set then NHL record of 15 straight loses
  • 01-16Bradman scores 223 Australia vs. WI, 297 mins, 26 fours
  • 01-22French government of Steeg falls
  • 01-22VARA begins experimental TV broadcast in Diamantbeurs Amsterdam
  • 01-26Hungary-Austria sign peace treaty
  • 01-28Bradman scores 220 NSW vs. Victoria, 308 mins, 13 fours
  • 02-021st siyyum of Talmud celebrated by Daf Yomi students
  • 02-021st use of a rocket to deliver mail (Austria)
  • 02-03Arkansas legislature passes motion to pray for soul of H L Mencken after he calls state "apex of moronia"
  • 02-04National League adopts a deader baseball
  • 02-05Maxine Dunlap becomes 1st US women to earn a glider pilot license
  • 02-07US opera, "Peter Ibbetson, " by Deems Taylor premieres at Met Opera, New York City
  • 02-08Gas explosion Fire in Fushun-coal mine, Manchuria kills 3,000
  • 02-10New Delhi becomes capital of India
  • 02-10Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Harts premieres in New York City
  • 02-14Bradman scores 152 Aust vs. WI, 154 minutes, 13 fours 2 fives
  • 02-14Spanish Government of General Damasco Berenguer falls
  • 02-151st Dracula movie released
  • 02-16Extreme right wing Svinhufvud becomes President of Finland
  • 02-171st telecast of a sporting event in Japan (baseball)
  • 02-20Congress allows California to build Oakland-Bay Bridge
  • 02-21Alka Seltzer introduced
  • 02-21Chicago White Sox and New York Giants play 1st exhibition night game
  • 02-28Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass
  • 02-28Oswald Mosley founds his New Party
  • 03-03"Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes US national anthem
  • 03-04Bradman bowled by Herman Griffith for a duck as West Indies win the Test
  • 03-04West Indies beat Australia for the 1st time, by 30 runs at SCG
  • 03-05Gandhi and British Viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact

People born in year of 1931

  • 01-01Carel Brons: Composer
  • 01-01Siddig El Nigoumi: Ceramicist
  • 01-02Toshiki Kaifu: Premier of Japan (1989-91)
  • 01-05Alfred Brendel: Wiesenberg Moravia, Czech Republic -- Austrian pianist
  • 01-05Alvin Ailey: Choreographer (American Dance Theater)
  • 01-05Walter Davis: United States -- Running high jumper (1952 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-06Gerard van Muiden: Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 01-07Mack Mattingly: (Sen-R-Georgia, 1981-86)
  • 01-08Bill Graham: Germany -- Rock promoter (Fillmore)
  • 01-09Algi[rda]s [Jonas] Budrys: Prussia -- Sci-fi author (Man of Earth)
  • 01-10Alexander L "Alex" Boraine: South Africa vicar / MP
  • 01-10Ron Galella: Celebrity photographer (sued by Jackie O)
  • 01-11Ed Hall: Roxbury, Massachusetts -- Actor (Dr Bicker-Medical Center)
  • 01-14Juraj Pospisil: Composer
  • 01-15Derek Meddings: Special effects technician
  • 01-15Murad Kazhlayev: Composer
  • 01-15Thomas Hoving: NYC, New York -- News correspondent (20 / 20)
  • 01-16Vladimir Skutina: Writer playwright / journalist
  • 01-17Frederick Alfred Fox: Composer
  • 01-17L Douglas Wilder: (Gov-D-Virginia)
  • 01-19Ron Packard: (Rep-R-California, 1983- )
  • 01-20Thomas Roy Garrett: Museum curator
  • 01-22Galina Zybina: USSR -- Discus thrower (15 world records between 1952-58)
  • 01-24Ib Norholm: Composer
  • 01-25Paavo J Haavikko: Finnish writer / poet / husband of Marja-Liisa Vartio
  • 01-25Stikkan [Stig Anderson]: Music entrepreneur
  • 01-26Mary Murphy: Washington, DC -- Actress (A Man Alone, Maggie-Investigators)
  • 01-27John Hopkins: Writer
  • 01-27Rudi Maugeri: Rocker (Crew Cuts)
  • 01-27Vinson: Lord

People died in year of 1931

  • 01-03Joseph J C Joffre: French marshal, dies at 78
  • 01-04Art Acord: Western actor (Set Free, Spurs & Saddles), dies at 40
  • 01-09Claude Anet [Jean Schopfer]: French writer (La fille perdue)
  • 01-11Oscar Fetras: Composer, dies at 76
  • 01-14William Ernst Johnson: British mathematician
  • 01-21Felix Blumenfeld: Composer, dies at 67
  • 01-23Anna Pavlova: Russian ballerina (Diaghilew, Dying Swan)
  • 02-02Theodor Batthynyi: Hungarian contra-revolutionary, dies at 71
  • 02-03Hans Schardt: Swiss geologist, dies at 72
  • 02-07Ion Vidu: Composer, dies at 67
  • 02-11Charles Algernon Parsons: British inventor (steam turbine), dies at 76
  • 02-11Charles Parsons: Inventor of the steam turbine
  • 02-23Nellie Melba [Helen Mitchell]: Australian soprano
  • 02-26Otto Wallach: German chemist (Nobel 1910), dies at 83
  • 03-07Akseli V Gallen-Kallela: Finnish Painter / illustrator, dies at 65
  • 03-07Theo van Doesburg [Christian Kupper]: Painter / architect, dies at 47
  • 03-08Clara Kathleen Rogers: Composer, dies at 87
  • 03-09Ida B Wells-Barnett: Famous black, dies in Chicago at 78
  • 03-27Arnold Bennett: Novelist
  • 03-31Knute Rockne: Football player / coach, dies in a plane crash at 43
  • 04-04Andre Michelin: CEO (Michelin Tires)
  • 04-04George Whitefield Chadwick: Composer, dies at 76
  • 04-06Giuseppi Radiciotti: Composer, dies at 73
  • 04-08Eric Axel Karlfeldt: Poet
  • 04-09Paul Antonin Vidal: Composer, dies at 67
  • 05-03Frank Hoyt Losey: Composer, dies at 59
  • 05-03Otto Winter-Hjelm: Composer, dies at 93
  • 05-09A[lbert] A[braham] Michelson: US physicist (1907 Nobel), dies at 78
  • 05-12Eugene Ysaye: Composer, dies at 72
  • 05-12Eugene-Auguste Ysaye: Composer, dies at 72

Events in year of 1932

  • 01-01Jacob Cocey Sr chosen as Mayor of Massillon Ohio
  • 01-02Young gang shoot dead 6 police in Springfield, Missouri
  • 01-04Bradman scores 167 for Australia vs. South Africa at the MCG
  • 01-04British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi and Nehru
  • 01-04State of siege proclaimed in Honduras
  • 01-071st game played at Orchard Lake Curling Club, Michigan
  • 01-08Ratification of present SF City Charter
  • 01-10"Mickey Mouse" and"Silly Symphony" comics syndicated
  • 01-10"Pete the Tramp" cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts
  • 01-12Hattie W Caraway elected 1st woman senator (D-Ark)
  • 01-141st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in US installed, Hialeah
  • 01-14Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race
  • 01-19Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game
  • 01-21USSR and Finland stop non-attack treaty
  • 01-22British Anglicans and Old-Catholic church merge
  • 01-23El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers
  • 01-251st commencement exercises at Hebrew University in Jerusalem
  • 01-25Bradman scores 167 NSW vs. Victoria, 224 mins, 22 fours
  • 01-26British submarine M-2 sinks in Channel (60 dead)
  • 01-26KUT-AM in Austin Texas changes call letters to KNOW
  • 01-281st US state unemployment insurance act enacted (Wisconsin)
  • 01-28Japan occupies Shanghai
  • 01-30Grimmett 7-116 in South Africa 1st innings at Adelaide Oval
  • 01-31US railway unions accept 10% wage reduction
  • 02-02Al Capone sent to prison (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • 02-02Geneva disarmament conference begins with 60 countries
  • 02-02Grimmett takes 14 wickets vs. South Africa (7-116 & 7-83)
  • 02-02Reconstruction Finance Corp organized
  • 02-043rd Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, New York
  • 02-04Japanese troop occupy Harbin, Manchuria

People born in year of 1932

  • 01-01Arnfried G D P: Dutch manufacturer (breadcrumbs) / drugs dealer
  • 01-03Anatoli Petrovich Kuklin: Russia -- Cosmonaut
  • 01-05Chuck Noll: Cleveland, Ohio -- NFL coach (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 01-05Umberto Eco: Author (Name of the Rose)
  • 01-06Sacha Distel: French singer
  • 01-12Alain Teister: Dutch sculptor / writer
  • 01-14Caterina Valente: Paris, France -- Singer (Entertainers)
  • 01-14Harriet Andersson: Stockholm, Sweden -- Actress (Cries & Whispers)
  • 01-15Dean Smith: US actor / relay runner (1952 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-15Enrique Raxach: Composer
  • 01-15Louis Woodard Jones: New Rochelle, New York -- 4X400m relayer (1956 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-16Dian Fossey: Zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist)
  • 01-18Robert Anton Wilson: United States -- Sci-fi author (Trick Top Hat)
  • 01-19Joe Schmidt: NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • 01-21Boris Shakhlin: Russia -- Gymnast (1956, 60, 64 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-23Bud Shuster: (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1973- )
  • 01-24Werner Steger: Composer
  • 01-26Christopher Price: Director (Leeds Metropolitan University)
  • 01-26George H Clements: Famous African
  • 01-26Ronald Allison: British author / broadcaster
  • 01-27Neville Trotter: British MP
  • 01-28David Thompson: CEO (Gestetner Holdings)
  • 01-28Thomas J Bliley, Jr.: (Rep-R-Virginia, 1981- )
  • 01-28Windlesham: Lord
  • 01-29Clyde: Lord
  • 01-30Kazuo Inamori: Japanese business executive (Kyocera Ceramics Co)
  • 01-31Pieter Brattinga: Dutch graphic artist
  • 01-31Rick Hall: Country / R&B singer
  • 02-01John Hart: Denver, Colorado -- Newsman (CBS News Retrospective, NBC News)
  • 02-01John Nott: British MP

People died in year of 1932

  • 01-07Henri Stroethoff: Dutch actor (Bright Paradise), dies at 60
  • 01-15Georg Kerschensteiner: German educationalist, dies at 77
  • 01-21[Giles] Lytton Strachey: British biographer / critic, dies at 51
  • 01-26William K Wrigley: Owner (Wrigley Gum, Chicago Cubs)
  • 01-28Franz Xavier Arens: Composer, dies at 75
  • 02-08Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll: Mobster, killed by Dutch Schultz gang
  • 02-09Junnosuke Inouye: Japanese Minister of Finance, murdered
  • 02-10R H Edgar Wallace: British writer / journalist (3 Just Men), dies at 76
  • 02-17Frans Gailliard: Belgian Painter / graphic artist (Egina), dies at 70
  • 02-18Frederik Augustus III: King of Saxon (1904-18), dies at 66
  • 02-29"Big Ed" Morris: Pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 03-01Dino Campana: Italian Poet (Canti Orfici), dies at 46
  • 03-05Takuma Dan: Japanese Baron / financier / industrial, murdered
  • 03-06John Philip Sousa: US Composer (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 77
  • 03-07Aristide Briand: 11 x Premier of France (Nobel 1926), dies at 69
  • 03-08Jan de Louter: Dutch lawyer / tutor of Queen Wilhelmina, dies at 84
  • 03-12Ivar Kreuger: "Swedish Match King" industrialist, commits suicide
  • 03-14George Eastman: US industrialist (Kodak-camera), suicide at 77
  • 03-26Jean Cartan: Composer, dies at 25
  • 04-02Hugo Kaun: Composer, dies at 69
  • 04-04Ottokar T Czernin von und zu Chudenitz: Austrian minister, dies at 59
  • 04-04Wilhelm Ostwald: Physical chemist (Nobel 1909)
  • 04-07Erv A Kelley: US policeman, shot to death by Pretty Boy Floyd
  • 04-19Wladyslaw Rzepko: Composer, dies at 77
  • 04-20Giuseppe Peano: Mathematician
  • 04-27Harold "Heart" Crane: US Poet (Bridge), commits suicide at 32
  • 05-03Anton Wildgans: Austr writer (Dies Irae) / director Burgtheater, dies at 51
  • 05-12Lindbergh baby: Found dead
  • 05-15Ki Inukai: Premier Japan (1931-32), murdered
  • 05-16Ki Imukai: Premier of Japan (1931-32), murdered