On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1931

Historical Events

  • Britain abandons gold standard; pound devalues 20%

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivan Toplak, Serbian soccer striker (1 cap; Red Star Belgrade) and manager (Red Star Belgrade, San Jose Earthquakes, Yugoslavia), born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 2021)

Person of interestLarry Hagman

Larry Hagman, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, JR-Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)

  • Sykuro Manabe, Japanese-American meteorologist (2021 Nobel Prize for Physics for pioneering work on climate change), born in Ehime, Japan
1931 Highlights

About September 21, 1931

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 90 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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