On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1931

Historical Events

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quadragesimo anno

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI

Famous Birthdays

  • F Korthals Altes, Dutch minister of Justice (VVD)
  • James Mitchell, American session baritone saxophone (The Memphis Horns; Stax Records), born in Memphis, Tennesee (d. 2000)
  • Ken Venturi, American golfer, broadcaster (US Open 1964), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2013)
1931 Highlights

About May 15, 1931

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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