On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1915

Historical Events

  • 1st (German) poison gas attack, against Russians

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Lomax, American ethno-musicologist, and folklorist, born in Austin, Texas (d. 2002)

Person of interestBenny Goodman

Bobby Hackett, American jazz cornetist and trumpeter (Glenn Miller; Benny Goodman; Jackie Gleason), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1976)

Clarinetist and Bandleader Benny Goodman
Clarinetist and Bandleader
Benny Goodman
  • Garry Moore [Thomas Garrison Morfit], Balt, host (I've Got a Secret)

Person of interestThomas Merton

Thomas Merton, French-American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), born in Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales, France

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
  • William Crosbie, artist
1915 Highlights

About January 31, 1915

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius