What Happened on February 3, 1931

Historical Events

Historic Event

Arkansas legislature passes motion to pray for soul of journalist H. L. Mencken, after he calls the state the "apex of moronia"

Hawke's Bay Earthquake

New Zealand's worst natural disaster, the Hawke's Bay earthquake, kills 256 and injures thousands, devastating Napier and the Hawke's Bay region


Famous Birthdays

  • Charanjit Singh, Indian field hockey captain (Olympic gold 1964, silver 1960), born in Una, Himachal Pradesh, India (d. 2022)

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Schardt, Swiss geologist, dies at 72
1931 Highlights

About February 3, 1931

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius