On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1931

Historical Events

  • German SPD begins Iron Front against fascism

Famous Birthdays

  • Karl Denver [Angus McKenzie], Scottish pop singer ("Never Say Goodbye"; "Wimoweh"), born in Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Kenneth Gilbert, Canadian harpsichordist, organist, musicologist, and educator, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2020)
  • Shelby Singleton, American record label owner and producer (Smash Records, Mercury Records), born in Waskom, Texas (d. 2009)

Tom Brookshier

Tom Brookshier, American football player and sportscaster, born in Roswell, New Mexico (d. 2010)

NFL Sportscaster Tom Brookshier
NFL Sportscaster
Tom Brookshier

Famous Deaths

  • Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist and bishop of Bruges, dies at 82
1931 Highlights

About December 16, 1931

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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