On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1931

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Zimmer, American baseball coach, 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 Alfred Fox, composer
  • James Earl Jones, American actor (Darth Vader, Exorcist II, Soul Man), born in Arkabutla, Mississippi
1931 Highlights

About January 17, 1931

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn