What Happened on June 5, 1931

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: American based Scotsman Tommy Armour outlasts José Jurado of Argentina by 1 stroke to win his only Open title and his 3rd and final major championship
  • Jules Renkin becomes premier of Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacques Demy, French director (Lola, Magic Donkey), born in Pontchâteau, France (d. 1990)
  • Jerzy Prokopiuk, Polish philosopher and anthroposopist, born in Warsaw (d. 2021)
  • John Dellow, British law enforcement officer (Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner, 1982-87; Deputy Commissioner, 1987-91), born in London, England
Born in 1931

Famous Deaths

  • John Lawson Stoddard, American lecturer, photographer, and author, considered the father of travelogue, dies at 81

About June 5, 1931

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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