On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1931

Historical Events

  • Ashmore & Cartier Islands in Indian Ocean transferred to Australia
  • France announces it can't afford to send a team to 1932 LA Olympics

Famous Birthdays

  • Arata Isozaki, Japanese architect (Art Tower Mito, Pritzler Prize 2019), born in Oito, Japan
  • Guy Fournier, French Canadian author and screenwriter, born in Waterloo, Quebec
  • Jan Torell, Swedish director (New Land, Emigrants), born in Limhamm, Sweden
  • Richard Searby, Australian lawyer and deputy-chairman (News Corp Ltd-Australia)
  • Te Atairangikaahu, Māori Queen for 40 years (1966-2006), born in Waahi Marae, Huntly, New Zealand (d. 2006)
  • Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, born in Leningrad (d. 2016)
1931 Highlights

About July 23, 1931

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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