On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1931

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Japanese troops conquer Mukden, South Manchuria
  • Lefty Grove wins his 30th game of season over White Sox, 2-1

Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Wannamoisett CC: 20 year old American Tom Creavy beats Denny Shute, 2 & 1 in the final for his lone major title

Golfer Denny Shute
Golfer
Denny Shute

Famous Birthdays

  • Brook Benton [Benjamin Franklin Peay], American soul vocalist (It's Just a Matter of Time, Rainy Night in Georgia), born in Lugoff, South Carolina (d. 1988)
  • Jean-Claude Carrière, French screenwriter and actor, who frequently collaborated with Luis Buñuel on his screen plays (Belle de Jour, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Phantom of Liberty), born in Colombières-sur-Orb, France
  • Raymond "Ray" Danton, American actor and director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)