On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1931

Historical Events

  • 1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Cotton Fitzsimmons, American basketball 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)

Person of interestDesmond Tutu

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

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu

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? 89 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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