On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1931

Historical Events

  • 17th Rose Bowl: Alabama beats Washington State, 24-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Carel Brons, Dutch composer, born in Groningen (d. 1983)
  • Siddig El Nigoumi, ceramicist

Famous Deaths

  • Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist & botanist (1st to coin the name virus), dies at 79
1931 Highlights

About January 1, 1931

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn