On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1931

Historical Events

  • Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players & NL continues to prohibit uniform numbers
  • Benn W Levy's "Springtime for Henry" premieres in NYC
  • Japanese army attacks Chinese province of Jehol
  • Spain becomes a republic

Famous Birthdays

  • Ladislav Smoljak, Czech director, actor and screenwriter (An Uncertain Season), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2010)
  • William Reynolds, American actor (The Gallant Men, All That Heaven Allows), born in Los Angeles, California
1931 Highlights

About December 9, 1931

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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