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)
  • Bobby Hackett, American jazz cornetist, trumpeter (Glenn Miller; Benny Goodman; Jackie Gleason), and orchestra leader (Air Time '57), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1976)
  • Garry Moore [Thomas Garrison Morfit], American radio and TV variety and game show host (I've Got a Secret), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)

Thomas Merton

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

  • William Crosbie, artist
1915 Highlights

About January 31, 1915

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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