On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1931

Historical Events

Historic Event

American gangster Al Capone convicted of tax evasion

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

Thomas Edison

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

1931 Highlights

About October 18, 1931

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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