What Happened on October 1, 1931

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Philadelphia Athletics seek 3rd straight World Series baseball title; beat St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2 in opener at Sportsman's Park; lose series, 4-3
  • Spanish Cortes accept general female suffrage
  • The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York.

Famous Birthdays

  • Reginald Hall, endocrinologist
  • Sylvano Bussotti, Italian composer