On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1931

Historical Events

  • Ådalen shootings: five people are killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers open fire on an unarmed trade union demonstration

Famous Birthdays

  • Alvin Lucier, American composer of experimental music (I Am Sitting In A Room; Music On A Long Thin Wire), born in Nashua, New Hampshire

Famous Deaths

  • David Belasco, American theatrical producer (b. 1853)
  • Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter, dies at 44
1931 Highlights

About May 14, 1931

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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