What Happened on March 8, 1931

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 24th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Harry Hopman (6-4, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1)
  • 24th Women's Australian Championships: Coral McInnes Buttsworth beats Marjorie Cox Crawford (1-6, 6-3, 6-4)

Famous Birthdays

  • John McPhee, author (Back to ----)
  • Neil Adcock, cricketer (South African pace bowler, 104 wkts 1953-62), (d. 2013)
  • Neil Postman, American cultural critic (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Clara Kathleen Rogers, composer, dies at 87