What Happened on October 7, 1931

Historical Events

  • 1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Cotton Fitzsimmons, American Basketball HOF coach (NJCAA C'ship 1966, 67, Moberly Area CC; Kansas State; NBA: Phoenix Suns; Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs), born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 2004)

Desmond Tutu (1931-2021)

Anglican Archbishop of South Africa and 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner, born in Klerksdorp, Western Transvaal, South Africa

Born in 1931

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Ricketts, British artist and illustrator, dies at 65
  • Daniel Chester French, American sculptor (Minute Man), dies at 81
1931 Highlights

About October 7, 1931

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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