On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1931

Historical Events

  • Ernest Lassy completes longest canoe journey without port (6,102 mi)
  • Roy Wilkins joined NAACP as asst secretary
  • Spakenburg soccer team forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Janice Rule, American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife), born in Norwood, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Mario Kuri-Aldana, Mexican composer, born in Tampico, Mexico (d. 2013)
  • Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
1931 Highlights

About August 15, 1931

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo