June 1931 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 5 Jules Renkin becomes premier of Belgium
  • Jun 6 "There Ought To Be A Moonlight Saving Time" by Guy Lombardo hits #1
  • Jun 6 Yanks turn triple-play but lose 7-5 to Indians
  • Jun 8 Duke of Kent wed Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark
  • Jun 8 Suriname Work Committee under Louis Doedel forms in Paramaribo

1stHistoric Invention

Jun 9 First rocket-powered aircraft design patented by Robert Goddard

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • Jun 10 Norway occupies East Greenland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition & perjury

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • Jun 14 French "St Philbert" overturns off St Nazaire France, drowns 450

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 Reinhard Heydrich's first meeting with Heinrich Himmler

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • Jun 15 Poland & USSR sign friendship & trade treaty
  • Jun 16 Austrian government of Ender falls
  • Jun 19 1st photoelectric cell installed commercially West Haven Ct
  • Jun 20 Karl Buresch becomes chancellor of Austrian
  • Jun 22 RVU, Radio-Volks-University, forms
  • Jun 23 Wiley Post & Harold Catty took off for flight around world
  • Jun 24 USSR & Afghanistan sign neutrality treaty
  • Jun 29 109°F (43°C), Monticello, Florida (state record)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical on Nun abbiamo bisogno (We do not need fascism and Mussolini)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 3 Raúl Castro, 18th President of Cuba (2008-) and former revolutionary, born in Biran, Holguin, Cuba

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • Jun 5 Jacques Demy, French director (Lola, Magic Donkey)
  • Jun 5 John Dellow, commisioner (London Metropolitan Police)
  • Jun 5 Jerzy Prokopiuk, Polish philosopher, antroposopher
  • Jun 6 Lloyd Lindroth, the Liberace of the Harp
  • Jun 7 Malcolm Morley, English-born painter
  • Jun 8 Ivan V. Lalić, Serbian poet, born in Belgrade (d. 1996)
  • Jun 8 James Leander "Leo" Nichols, honorary consul
  • Jun 11 Lord Cameron of Lochbroom, lord advocate
  • Jun 13 Lachlan Macleay, USAF/pilot
  • Jun 13 Irvin D. Yalom, psychotherapist, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University
  • Jun 16 Courtney Alexandre Henriques Laws, community leader
  • Jun 16 Robert F [Bob] Smith, (Rep-R-OR, 1983- )
  • Jun 17 John Baldessari, American artist
  • Jun 18 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, President of Brazil from 1995 to 2002
  • Jun 19 "Against Iain" duke of Atholl, English large landowner
  • Jun 20 Richard Southwood, zoologist/chancellor (Oxford University)
  • Jun 21 Margaret Heckler, US Secretary of Health & Human Services (1983-85)
  • Jun 22 Henk Vonhoff, Dutch politician (VVD)
  • Jun 22 Hennadiy Udovenko, Ukranian politician and diplomat (UN General Assembly President, 1997-98), born in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine (d. 2013)
  • Jun 23 Urs Jaeggi, Swiss sociologist and writer, born in Solothurn, Switzerland
  • Jun 24 Leslie Cochran, peace activist and police critic, born in Miami, Florida (d. 2012)
  • Jun 26 Colin Wilson, author (Afterlife, Book of Great Mysteries), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 27 Charles Bronfman, CEO (Seagrams, Montreal Expos)
  • Jun 30 Johannes Gruijters, Dutch mayor (D66-Lelystad)
  • Jun 30 Bert Eriksson, Flemish neo-Nazi (d. 2005)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 4 Ibn Ali Hussein, King of Hejaz, dies
  • Jun 13 Shibasaburo Kitasato, Japanese physician (b. 1851)
  • Jun 22 Armand Fallières, French president (b. 1841)
  • Jun 29 Nérée Beauchemin, Quebec poet (b. 1850)