Historical Events in June 1931

  • Jun 5 British Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: American based Scotsman Tommy Armour outlasts José Jurado of Argentina by 1 stroke to win his only Open title and his 3rd and final major championship
  • Jun 5 Jules Renkin becomes premier of Belgium
  • Jun 6 "There Ought To Be A Moonlight Saving Time" by Guy Lombardo hits #1
  • Jun 6 Belgian government of Henri Jaspar falls

Musical Finale

Jun 6 George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's musical "Girl Crazy" starring Ginger Rogers and featuring debut of Ethel Merman, closes at the Alvin Theater, NYC, after 272 performances, and making stars of Rogers and Merman

  • Jun 6 NY Yankees turn triple-play but lose 7-5 to Cleveland Indians
  • Jun 8 Suriname Work Committee under Louis Doedel forms in Paramaribo

Historic Invention

Jun 9 First rocket-powered aircraft design patented by Robert Goddard

  • Jun 10 Norway occupies East Greenland

Historic Event

Jun 12 Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition and perjury

  • Jun 13 63rd Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Twenty Grand wins in 2:29.6
  • Jun 14 French "St Philbert" overturns off St Nazaire France, drowns 450

Sports History

Jun 15 Eddie Collins & Harry Heilmann retire from baseball

  • Jun 15 Poland and USSR sign friendship and trade treaty
  • Jun 16 Austrian government of Ender falls
  • Jun 19 1st photoelectric cell installed commercially West Haven, Connecticut
  • Jun 20 Karl Buresch becomes chancellor of Austrian
  • Jun 22 RVU, Radio-Volks-University, forms

Historic Event

Jun 23 Wiley Post and Harold Catty take off for a flight around the world

  • Jun 24 USSR & Afghanistan sign neutrality treaty

Ryder Cup

Jun 27 Ryder Cup Golf, Scioto CC: Walter Hagen captains his 2nd victorious American team; US wins, 9-3

  • Jun 29 109°F (43°C), Monticello, Florida (state record, until broken in 2015)

Catholic Encyclical

Jun 29 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical on Nun abbiamo bisogno (We do not need fascism and Mussolini)