On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1931

Historical Events

  • Spanish Catalonia agrees (99+%) for autonomous status

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Fuller, South African cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58), born in Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa (d. 2008)
  • Henryk Schiller, Polish composer, born in PoznaƄ, Poland (d. 2006)
  • Philippa Schuyler, African-American child prodigy and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1967)
  • Pierre DuMaine, American Roman Catholic bishop, born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Viliam Schrojf, Slovak soccer goalkeeper (39 caps Czechoslovakia; Slovan Bratislava 240 games), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Kinue Hitomi, Japanese athlete (World record women's 100m, 200m, long jump, triple jump; Olympic silver 800m 1928), dies from pneumonia at 24
1931 Highlights

About August 2, 1931

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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