On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1902

Historical Events

  • Australia Cricket all out 36 v England, Edgbaston, their lowest ever
  • Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal
  • Labor trouble and riots lead Spanish King Alfonso XII to impose martial law

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Mayerl, British pianist, music hall songwriter, and musical theatre composer, born in London (d. 1959)
  • Henk Schaer [Hendricus Schaareman], Dutch actor and conductor (Majoor Barbara, Lijmen), born in Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Ralph Walter Wood, composer
1902 Highlights

About May 31, 1902

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini