On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1931

Historical Events

  • French government of Steeg falls
  • Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia
  • VARA begins experimental TV broadcast in Diamantbeurs Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Galina Zybina, USSR, discus thrower (15 world records between 1952-58)
  • Sam Cooke [Cook], American singer and entrepreneur described as "the inventor of soul music" ("You Send Me"; " A Change Is Gonna Come"), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 1964)

Famous Deaths

  • Alma Rubens, American actress (Humoresque), dies of Lobar pneumonia and bronchitis at 33
1931 Highlights

About January 22, 1931

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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