What Happened on May 31, 1909

Historical Events

Conference of Interest

National Conference on the Negro holds its first meeting in United Charities Building, New York (earlier form of the NAACP)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan Lewando, British director (Marks & Spencer)
  • Sammy Spear, American big band trumpet player and orchestra leader (The Jackie Gleason Show), born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 1975)
  • Thor Thorvaldsen, Norwegian yachtsman (Olympic gold dragon class 1948, 52), born in Bamble, Norway (d. 1987)
1909 Highlights

About May 31, 1909

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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