On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1931

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NHL's Quebec Bulldogs' Joe Malone scores a record 7 goals

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • 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