What Happened on January 22, 1931

Historical Events

  • French government of Steeg falls
  • Jazz trumpeter Clyde McCoy records "Sugar Blues" for Columbia Records; sells over 14 million copies internationally
  • Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia
  • VARA begins experimental TV broadcast in Diamantbeurs Amsterdam
1931 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Galina Zybina, USSR, discus thrower (15 world records between 1952-58)

Sam CookeSam Cooke (1931-1964)

American singer and entrepreneur described as "the inventor of soul music" ("You Send Me"; "A Change Is Gonna Come"), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Born in 1931

Famous Deaths

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

About January 22, 1931

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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