On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1931

Historical Events


BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XI encyclical On economic crisis

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI

Famous Deaths

  • George Bradley, American baseball pitcher (first no-hitter in MLB history 1876; NL ERA leader 1876), dies at 79
  • Thomas Lipton, Scottish yachtsman (5-time America's Cup challenger) and tea merchant (Lipton Tea), dies at 81
1931 Highlights

About October 2, 1931

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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