On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Luftwaffe bombs Canterbury

Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Seaview CC: Sam Snead beats Jim Turnesa, 2 & 1 for his first PGA Tour major title

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead
  • U-boats sink and damage 146 allied ships this month (722,666 tons)

Famous Birthdays

  • Happy Hairston, NBA star (Cin, Detroit, LA)
  • John Daniel, British Vice-Chancellor (Open U)