On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1931

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lou Gehrig hitless in Detroit, his 1,000th consecutively played game

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Famous Birthdays

  • Bramwell Tillsley, Canadian Salvation Army general
  • Dick White, English footballer, born in Scunthorpe, United Kingdom (d. 2002)
  • Grant Williams, American actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • Henricus AFMO "Hans" van Mierlo, Dutch minister of Defense (D66)
1931 Highlights

About August 18, 1931

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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