Historical Events in July 1931

  • Jul 1 Cleveland Municipal Stadium is completed
  • Jul 1 Ice vending machines introduced in LA 25 lbs, 15 cents
  • Jul 1 Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs Chicago Cubs
  • Jul 1 Trans African Railway in use (Benguela, Angola-Jadotville, Congo)
  • Jul 3 51st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sid Wood Jr beats F X Shields (walkover)
  • Jul 3 Max Schmeling TKOs Young Stribling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 3 44th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Cilly Aussem beats H Sperling (6-2 7-5)
  • Jul 4 1st fireworks are held at Cleveland Stadium
  • Jul 4 1st trailside museum opens in Cleveland Metroparks
  • Jul 6 35th US Golf Open: Billy Burke shoots a 292 at Inverness Club Ohio
  • Jul 11 NY Giants beat Phillies 23-8
  • Jul 12 45,715 fans in 35,000 seat Sportsman Park St Louis, help cause many ground ruled doubles, 11 in 1st game & 21 in 2nd game for 32
  • Jul 18 1st air-conditioned ship (Mariposa) launched
  • Jul 21 Reno race track, becomes 1st in US to use daily double wagering
  • Jul 23 Ashmore & Cartier Is in Indian Ocean transferred to Australia
  • Jul 23 France announces it can't afford to send a team to 1932 LA olympics
  • Jul 24 George Gunn gets 183 & son of a gunn George Vernon 100* same innings

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jul 24 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jul 24 A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
  • Jul 26 26th Davis Cup: France beats Great Britain in Paris (3-2)
  • Jul 26 25th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
  • Jul 27 Chilean president Carlos Ibáñez forced out
  • Jul 27 Grasshoppers in Iowa, Nebr & SD destroyed thousands of acres of crops
  • Jul 28 White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 28 Mob hitman Mad Dog Coll allegedly participates in a kidnapping attempt that results in the shooting death of a child, which earns him the nickname "Mad Dog"

Mob Hitman Mad Dog Coll
Mob Hitman
Mad Dog Coll