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 Interest

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


1931 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Strachwitz, German-born American folk, roots, and world music record producer and label founder (Arhoolie Records), born in Gross Reichenau, Lower Silesia, Germany (now Bogacz√≥w, Poland)
  • Leslie Caron, French-American actress (Gigi, Father Goose), born in Boulogne-Biliancourt, Seine
Born in 1931

Famous Deaths

Alice Mary RobertsonAlice Mary Robertson (1854-1931)

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

About July 1, 1931

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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