What Happened on August 20, 1931

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Sport awardTennis Open

45th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Eileen Bennett Whittingstall (6-4, 6-1)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20th)
  • Don King, boxing promoter best known for his association with Mike Tyson and for his unusual hairstyles

Famous Deaths

  • Waldemar von Baussnern, composer, dies at 64