On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1931

Day of the Week: Thursday

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, American singer and entrepreneur described as "the inventor of soul music" (You Send Me), born in Clarksdale Mississippi (d. 1964)

Famous Deaths

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