1931 in History – What happened in year 1931

✅ Published on April 7th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1931 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1931.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1931 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
21 januarySir Isaac Isaacs became the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
13 februaryNew Delhi was inaugurated as the new capital of British India by Viceroy Lord Irwin.
14 marchAlam Ara, the first Indian film with sound, was released.
23 marchBhagat Singh, one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement, and two others were executed by British authorities.
25 marchThe Scottsboro Boys were arrested and charged with rape,leading to a legal case that eventually established legal principles in the United States that criminal defendants are entitled to effectiveassistance of counsel.
22 aprilPeace Treaty was signed between Egypt and Iraq.
14 mayFive people were killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers openedfire on an unarmed trade union demonstration.
16 julyEmperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie signed the nation's firstconstitution, the first time in history that an absolute rulervoluntarily sought to share sovereignty with his subjects.
21 septemberGreat Britain decides to abandon the Gold Standard causing a minor panic in the American banking System.
17 octoberAmerican gangster Al Capone was convicted on five counts ofincome tax evasion.
24 octoberThe George Washington Bridge, today the world's busiest motorvehicle bridge, connecting New York City to Fort Lee, New Jersey, wasdedicated.
02 novemberThe Soviet Union publicized that they would not export wheat this entire year as well as the following year due to shortage of wheat. This verdict was announced following a recent trade agreement between the Soviet Union and France.
09 decemberThe approval of the Spanish Constitution by the Constituent Cortes paved the way to the establishment of the Second SpanishRepublic.
13 MayPaul Daumer was elected President of France. And he was killed on May 7, 332.
09 JuneThe Donald Duck cartoon was first shown.
10 JuneNorway occupied eastern Greenland.
18 JulyThe first air-conditioned water ship 'Mariposa' started.
04 OctoberHindi and Bengali playback singer Sandhya Mukhopadhyay was born.
15 OctoberThe 11th President of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. His full name was Abul Baqir Zainul Abedin and he was known as Abdul Kalam.
18 OctoberElectrician explorer Thomas Edison died.
21 OctoberFamous Hindi film actor Shammi Kapoor was born.
02 NovemberDupont Company announced the manufacture of synthetic rubber.
21 AugustPandit Vishnu Digambar died.
08 DecemberPatented coaxial cable used in telecommunications in the US.
19 DecemberJoseph A. Lyons became Prime Minister of Australia.
26 JanuaryHungary-Austria signed a peace treaty.
05 FebruaryMaxine Dunlap became the first glider pilot.
06 FebruaryRenowned lawyer and leader Motilal Nehru died in Lucknow.
09 FebruaryFor the first time in India, a stamp with a picture was released in honor of a person.
10 FebruaryNew Delhi became the capital of India.


Famous birthdays in the year 1931:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 MarchMikhail Gorbachev / Politician / Russia
03 MayThomas Stuttaford / Journalist / United Kingdom
03 MayJan Pesman / Skater / Netherlands
05 MayGreg / Illustrator / Belgium
05 JuneJerzy Prokopiuk / Philosopher / Poland
05 JuneYves Blais / Politician / Canada
06 AprilIvan Dixon / Actor / United States of America
06 AugustChalmers Johnson / Author / United States of America
09 AugustChuck Essegian / Baseball Player / United States of America
09 AprilRichard Hatfield / Politician / Canada
10 DecemberPeter Baker / Footballer / United Kingdom
13 AprilAnita Cerquetti / Singer / Italy
14 JulyE. V. Thompson / Author / United Kingdom
15 MayKen Venturi / Golfer / United States of America
18 AugustHans van Mierlo / Politician / Netherlands
20 DecemberMala Powers / Actress / United States of America
20 JuneOlympia Dukakis / Actress / United States of America
22 SeptemberFay Weldon / Author / United Kingdom
28 February Dean Smith / Basketball Player / United States of America
31 March Tamara Tyshkevich / Shot Putter / Belarus

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1931:

YearName / Profession / Country
15 OctoberA.P. J. Abdul Kalam / Scientist / India
18 JuneK. S. Sudarshan / Social Worker / India
01 SeptemberAbdul Haq Ansari / Scholar / India
21 OctoberShammi Kapoor / Actor / India
15 OctoberA. P. J. Abdul Kalam / Engineer / India
NA NAKumar Vimal / Writer / India
21 MaySharad Joshi / Economist / India
26 SeptemberVijay Manjrekar / Cricketer / India
10 AprilKishori Amonkar / Singer / India
09 JuneNandini Satpathy / Politician / India
09 JuneNandini Satpathy / Politician / India
01 JanuarySatish Prasad Singh / Politician / India
NA NAAchyut Lahkar / Actor / India
12 SeptemberBill Mckinney / Actor / India
04 JanuaryNirupa Roy / Actress / India
25 JuneVishwanath Pratap Singh / Politician / India
25 JuneVishwanath Pratap Singh / Politician / India
04 AugustNaren Tamhane / Cricketer / India
21 AugustVijay Shankar Vyas / Economist / India
17 OctoberS. C. Jamir / Politician / India
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