On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1931

Historical Events

Historic Event

Gangster Al Capone is convicted on five of the 23 counts of tax evasion against him, later fined $50,000 and sentenced to 11 years in jail

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernst Hinterberger, Austrian writer

Famous Deaths

  • Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist, dies at 47
1931 Highlights

About October 17, 1931

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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