On This Day

January 31, 1931 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Bill Watson, cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman mid-50s)
  • Christopher Chataway, British MP/athlete (world record 5k)

Person of interestErnie Banks

Ernie Banks, American baseball shortstop, 1st baseman and hall of famer known as "Mr Cub" as he played all 19 of his seasons with the Chicago Cubs, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2015)

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks