What Happened on January 5, 1931

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Brendel, Wiesenberg Moravia, Austrian pianist
  • Alvin Ailey, choreographer (American Dance Theater)
  • Joan Coxsedge, Australian politician
  • Robert Duvall, actor (Great Santini, Taxi Driver), born in San Diego, California
  • Walter Davis, US, running high jumper (Olympic-gold-1952)