On This Day

What Happened on March 25, 1931

Historical Events

  • Hal Kemp & his orchestra record Whistles, with Skinnay Ennis
  • Scottsboro Boys arrested in Alabama, accused of raping a white woman

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Motian, American jazz drummer (Bill Evans Trio; Keith Jarrett), composer, and bandleader (Electric Bebop Band), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Roger Zatkoff, American football linebacker (Pro Bowl 1954, 55, 56; First Team All Pro 1954, 55; Green Bay Packers), born in Hamtramck, Michigan (d. 2021)
  • Tom Wilson, American record producer (Sun Ra; Bob Dylan; Simon & Garfunkel; Mothers of Invention; Velvet Underground), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1978)

Famous Deaths

  • Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, American journalist and civil rights activist, dies at 68
1931 Highlights

About March 25, 1931

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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