Historical Events in August 1931

  • Aug 2 Spanish Catalonia agrees (99+%) for autonomous status
  • Aug 8 Washington Senators pitcher Bobby Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0 at Griffith Stadium, Washington D. C.
  • Aug 12 Yangtzee River floods after heavy rain crumbles dikes in China
  • Aug 13 Cincinnati Reds second baseman Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6 in 17-3 rout of Boston at Braves Field
  • Aug 15 Ernest Lassy completes longest canoe journey without port (6,102 mi)
  • Aug 15 Roy Wilkins joins NAACP as Assistant Secretary
  • Aug 15 Spakenburg soccer team forms

Sports History

Aug 18 Lou Gehrig hitless in Detroit, his 1,000th consecutively played game

  • Aug 19 Lefty Grove wins AL record tying 16th consecutive game

US Open Women's Tennis

Aug 20 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Wills Moody beats Eileen Bennett Whittingstall of England 6-4, 6-1 for her 7th and final US singles title

Baseball Record

Aug 21 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth becomes the first MLB player to hit 600 career home runs as NY defeats St. Louis Browns, 11-7 at Sportsman's Park

  • Aug 23 Count Gyula Károlyi becomes premier of Hungary
  • Aug 23 Philadelphia A's Lefty Grove, loses 1-0 (Browns) after winning 16 straight
  • Aug 24 France & USSR sign neutrality/no attack treaty