On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1931

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

First rocket-powered aircraft design patented by Robert Goddard

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Virdon, American baseball outfielder, manager, coach (NL Rookie of the Year 1955; World Series 1960; Gold Glove 1962), born in Hazel Park, Michigan
  • Jackie Mason, American comedian (World According to Me, Chicken Soup), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Joe Santos, American actor (Rockford Files), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Henrique Oswald, Brazilian composer, dies at 79
1931 Highlights

About June 9, 1931

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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