What Happened on December 26, 1931

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • George/Ira Gershwin's "Of Thee I Sing," premieres in NYC
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning musical play "Of Thee I Sing" opens on Bdwy

Famous Birthdays

  • Thomas Eden Binkley, musician
  • Thomas K "Tom" van Brook, actor/interpreter (Soldier of Orange)

Famous Weddings

  • SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich marries Lina von Osten

Famous Deaths

  • Melvil Dewey, inventor of the Dewey decimal classification (b. 1851)