Historical Events in September 1931

  • Sep 1 Gehrig hits his 3rd grand slam in 4 days & his 6th HR in consecutive games
  • Sep 10 Lord Cecil of British government says War was never so improbable
  • Sep 10 51st U.S. Men's National Championship: Ellsworth Vines beats George Lott (7-9, 6-3, 9-7, 7-5)

MurderMurder of Interest

Sep 11 Salvatore Maranzano is murdered by Charles Luciano's hitmen.

  • Sep 13 Capt G H Stainworth flies world speed record (655 kph)
  • Sep 13 Right-radical coup of Dr Pfrimer fails in Austria
  • Sep 15 British naval fleet mutinies at Invergordon over pay cuts
  • Sep 15 Philadelphia A's clinch pennant, beating Cleveland
  • Sep 16 Blimp is moored to Empire State Building (NYC)
  • Sep 16 St Louis Cards repeat as NL champions with a 6-3 win over Phillies
  • Sep 17 1st LP record demonstrated (RCA Victor, NYC), venture failed
  • Sep 17 Operetta "Victoria & Her Husband" premieres in London
  • Sep 17 Red Sox Earl Webb sets record with 65 en route to 67 doubles
  • Sep 18 To create a pretext for the invasion of Manchuria, China, a railway explosion is faked by the Japanese
  • Sep 19 14th PGA Championship: Tom Creavy at Wannamoisett CC Rumford RI
  • Sep 19 Japanese troops conquer Mukden, South Manchuria
  • Sep 19 Lefty Grove wins his 30th game of season over White Sox, 2-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Lou Gehrig's 4 RBIs break his old RBI mark of 175 en route to 184

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
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Lou Gehrig
  • Sep 21 Britain abandons gold standard; pound devalues 20%
  • Sep 22 Coalition Government forms in New Zealand to combat the Depression (their lack of success led to the election of the First Labour Government in 1935)
  • Sep 24 Round-robin playoff among NYC's 3 major league teams, to raise money for unemployed, concludes with Brooklyn losing to both Giants & Yanks
  • Sep 27 Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481)
  • Sep 27 Closest NL batting race ends Chick Hafey (.3488) beats Bill Terry's
  • Sep 28 200,000 demonstrators demand declaration of war on Japan in Peking
  • Sep 30 Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.