What Happened on August 15, 1931

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Ernest Lassy completes longest canoe journey without port (6,102 mi)
  • Roy Wilkins joined NAACP as asst secretary
  • Spakenburg soccer team forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Janice Rule, Norwood Ohio, actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife)
  • Mario Kuri-Aldana, composer
  • Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)