On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1931

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Municipal Stadium (MLB: Indians, NFL: Browns, 78,189 capacity) opens; demolished 1996
  • Ice vending machines introduced in Los Angeles 25 lbs, 15 cents
  • Trans African Railway in use (Benguela, Angola-Jadotville, Congo)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Herbert Hoover places a one year moratorium on war debt payments

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

Famous Birthdays

  • Leslie Caron, French-American actress (Gigi, Father Goose), born in Boulogne-Biliancourt, Seine

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAlice Mary Robertson

Alice Mary Robertson, American educator, social worker and 2nd woman in US Congress, dies at 77

2nd Woman Elected to Congress and Educator Alice Mary Robertson
2nd Woman Elected to Congress and Educator
Alice Mary Robertson

1931 Highlights

About July 1, 1931

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Cancer