On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1931

Famous Birthdays

  • Lady Caroline Blackwood, British journalist and writer (The Last of the Duchess), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Norm Sherry, American baseball catcher (Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets) and manager (California Angels), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Alice Pike Barney, American painter, dies at 74
  • Charles Studd, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Middlesex) and missionary (Cambridge Seven), dies from untreated gallstones at 70
1931 Highlights

About July 16, 1931

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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