On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1931

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Jack Crawford wins 1st of 4 Australian titles; beats fellow Australian Harry Hopman 6-4, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Coral McInnes Buttsworth beats Marjorie Cox Crawford 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Famous Birthdays

  • John McPhee, author (Back to ----)
  • Neil Adcock, South African cricket fast bowler (26 Tests, 104 wickets @ 21.10), born in Cape Town, Western Cape (d. 2013)
  • Neil Postman, American cultural critic (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Clara Kathleen Rogers, composer, dies at 87