On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1931

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Zimmer, American baseball player (1949-66), and coach or manager (19671-2014), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • Douglas Wilder, American politician, Governor of Virginia (1990-94), 1st African American Governor since Reconstruction, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Frederick A. Fox, American classical composer (Nightscenes; Shaking The Pumpkin),and educator (Indiana University, 1974-94), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • James Earl Jones, American Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Golden Globe winning actor (The Great White Hope; Star Wars - "voice of Darth Vader"; Field Of Dreams"), born in Arkabutla, Mississippi
1931 Highlights

About January 17, 1931

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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