What Happened on May 31, 1931

Historical Events

French Open Women's Tennis

French Championship Women's Tennis: Cilly Aussem of Germany beats England's Betty Nuthall 8-6, 6-1 for the first of 2 major titles in 1931

French Open Men's Tennis

French Championships Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra wins his only home title; beats fellow Frenchman Christian Boussus 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4

Famous Birthdays

  • Huby Heard, American singer-songwriter (The God Squad), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • John Robert Schrieffer, American physicist (Nobel Prize for Physics 1972 for BCS theory), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Shirley Verrett, American mezzo-soprano (Berlioz'z Les Troyens - "Cassabdra"; Verdi's MacBeth - "Lady MacBeth"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2010) [1]
  • Steve Horn, American politician (Rep-R-California 1993-2003), born in San Juan Bautista, California (d. 2011)
Born in 1931

Famous Deaths

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

About May 31, 1931

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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