On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1931

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"City Lights", American silent romantic comedy film directed by Charlie Chaplin, starring himself and Virginia Cherrill, premieres at Los Angeles Theater

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin

Famous Birthdays

  • Allan W. Eckert, American historian, naturalist, and author, born in Buffalo, New York
  • John Crosbie, Canadian politician, born in St. John's, Canada (d. 2020)
  • Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author (Transit of Venus), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2016)
  • Stewart McKinney, American politician (Rep-R-CT, 1971- ), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
1931 Highlights

About January 30, 1931

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius