On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1931

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

American gangster Al Capone convicted of tax evasion

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone

Famous Birthdays

  • Catharina I "Ien" Dales, Dutch Internal minister (1989-94)
  • Ed Biles, American football coach (College: Xavier 1962-68; NFL: Houston Oilers 1981-83), born in Reading, Ohio (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestThomas Edison

Thomas Edison, American inventor (lightbulb, phonograph, motion picture camera), dies at 84

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison

1931 Highlights

About October 18, 1931

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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