What Happened on May 31, 1931

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 36th Men's French Championships: Jean Borotra beats Christian Boussus (2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

36th Women's French Championships: Cilly Aussem beats Betty Nuthall (8-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • 7.1 magnitude Earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan: 40,000 dead.

Famous Birthdays

  • Huby Heard, singer-songwriter (The God Squad), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • John Schrieffer, US physicist (Nobel 1972)
  • Shirley Verrett, mezzo-soprano (Cassandra-Les Troyens), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Steve Horn, (Rep-R-California)

Famous Deaths

  • Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau, French Canadian cardinal, archbishop of Quebec (b. 1866)