What Happened on June 9, 1931

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st showing of a Donald Duck cartoon

1stHistoric Invention

First rocket-powered aircraft design patented by Robert Goddard

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Virdon, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)/mgr (NY Yankees)
  • Jackie Mason, Wisc, comedian (World According to Me, Chicken Soup)
  • Joe Santos, American actor (Rockford Files), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Henrique Oswald, composer, dies at 79