On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1931

Historical Events

  • Philip Barry's "Tomorrow & Tomorrow" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Watson, cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman mid-50s)
  • Christopher Chataway, British MP/athlete (world record 5k)

Person of interestErnie Banks

Ernie Banks, American baseball shortstop, 1st baseman and hall of famer known as "Mr Cub" as he played all 19 of his seasons with the Chicago Cubs, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2015)

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Jean Burroughs, educationalist
  • Nicholas Gordon Lennox, diplomat
1931 Highlights

About January 31, 1931

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius