On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1931

Historical Events

  • 1st fireworks are held at Cleveland Stadium
  • 1st trailside museum opens in Cleveland Metroparks
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sidney Wood Jr beats fellow American Frank Shields in a walkover - ankle injury

Famous Birthdays

  • Duncan Lamont, Scottish jazz and session trumpet and saxophone player, arranger, andsongwriter ("I Told You So"), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • Peter Richardson, British cricketer (England batsman mid-50's), born in Hereford, England (d. 2017)
  • Rick Casares, American NFL fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2013)
  • Stephen Boyd [William Millar], Irish actor (Fantastic Voyage, Ben-Hur), born in Glengormley, County Antrim, Northern Ireland (d. 1977)

Famous Weddings

James Joyce

Irish writer (Ulysses) James Joyce and Nora Barnacle finally marry in London registry office after meeting in 1904.

Famous Deaths

  • Emanuele F duke of Aosta, Italian WW I-general/fascist, dies at 62
  • Hussein ibn-Ali, sjarif Mecca/king/kalief of Hedzjaz (1917-24), dies
1931 Highlights

About July 4, 1931

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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