What Happened on January 5, 1931

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Brendel, Wiesenberg Moravia, Austrian pianist
  • Alvin Ailey, choreographer (American Dance Theater)
  • Joan Coxsedge, Australian politician

Person of interestRobert Duvall

Robert Duvall, American award winning actor and filmmaker (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, MASH, Great Santini, Taxi Driver), born in San Diego, California

  • Walt Davis, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1952) and NBA player (Philadelphia Warriors), born in Beaumont, Texas