What Happened on October 30, 1931

Historical Events

  • Eugene Ormandy makes his debut leading the Philadelphia Orchestra, substituting for an ailing Arturo Toscanini
  • W2XB TV channel 1 in NYC, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • David Wilson, British archaeologist and director of British Museum (1977-92), born in Dacre Banks, England
  • Dick Gautier, American stage and screen actor (Get Smart -"Hymie"; Bye-Bye Birdie; When Things Were Rotten), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • John Macchia, American actor (Beach Blanket Bingo, Beach Party), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1967)
Born in 1931

About October 30, 1931

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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