What Happened on January 5, 1931

Historical Events

  • First woman to purchase a baseball team, Lucille Thomas buys Topeka Senators franchise in the Western League

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Brendel, Austrian pianist, born in Loučná nad Desnou, Czech Republic
  • Alvin Ailey, African-American dancer and choreographer (American Dance Theater), born in Rogers, Texas (d. 1989)
  • Joan Coxsedge, Australian politician, born in Ballarat, Australia
  • John McVay, American football coach (NY Giants 1976-78) and executive (AD Uni of Dayton 1972, 73; GM SF 49ers 1998-99), born in Bellaire, Ohio (d. 2022)

Robert DuvallRobert Duvall (92 years old)

American award-winning actor and filmmaker (The Godfather; Apocalypse Now; M*A*S*H (film); Great Santini; Taxi Driver), born in San Diego, California

  • Walt Davis, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1952) and basketball center (NBA C'ship 1956, 58; Philadelphia Warriors, St. Louis Hawks), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2020)
1931 Highlights

About January 5, 1931

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 92 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn