On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1931

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Don Bradman is bowled for a rare first ball duck by Herman Griffith (4-50) on the last day of 5th cricket Test vs West Indies in Sydney; Windies win by 31 runs but lose series to Australia, 4-1

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • West Indies beat Australia for the 1st time, by 30 runs at SCG

Famous Birthdays

  • Alice Rivlin, American economist
  • Bob Johnson, American collegiate and NHL ice hockey coach (University of Wisconsin Badgers, 1966-82; US Olympic team, 1976; Calgary Flames, 1982-87; Pittsburgh Penguins, 1990-91), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1991)
  • Han Jansen, Dutch painter (d. 1994)
  • Wally Bruner, American journalist and television host (d. 1997)
1931 Highlights

About March 4, 1931

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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