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, Austrian pianist, born in Loučná nad Desnou, Czech Republic
  • Alvin Ailey, African-American choreographer (American Dance Theater), born in Rogers, Texas (d. 1989)
  • Joan Coxsedge, Australian politician, born in Ballarat, Australia

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