On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1931

Famous Birthdays

  • Adi Lady Lala Mara, First Lady of Fiji (d. 2004)
  • Guido Messina, Italian road and track cyclist (World C'ship gold individual 4000m pursuit 1948, 53, 54, 55, 56; Olympic gold team 1952), born in Monreale, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Sir William Deane, Governor-General of Australia 1996-2001

Famous Deaths

  • Arthemus "Art" Acord, American silent film actor and rodeo champion (Arizona Kid, Hard Fists), commits suicide by poison at 40
1931 Highlights

About January 4, 1931

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn