On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1931

Historical Events

  • Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould debuts
  • Juan Esteban Montero becomes President of Chile

Famous Birthdays

  • Basil D'Oliveira, English cricket all-rounder (44 Tests, 2,484 @ 40.06, 47 wickets), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2011)
  • Dick Tracy, comic strip crimestopper
  • Terence Conran, English designer and restaurateur (Habitat), born in Esher, England (d. 2020)
1931 Highlights

About October 4, 1931

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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