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
01 AprilGeorge Baker / Actor / United Kingdom
02 MarchMikhail Gorbachev / Politician / Russia
03 JuneRaúl Castro / Politician / Cuba
03 OctoberGlenn Hall / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
07 OctoberTommy Lewis / Footballer / United States of America
07 JuneVirginia McKenna / Actress / United Kingdom
09 February Thomas Bernhard / Author / Austria
11 March Janosch / Author / Germany
13 January Charles Nelson Reilly / Actor / United States of America
15 AugustErnest C. Brace / Pilot / United States of America
17 SeptemberAnne Bancroft / Actress / United States of America
18 AprilBill Miles / Producer / United States of America
20 JuneJames Tolkan / Actor / United States of America
21 March Al Williamson / Illustrator / United States of America
24 NovemberArthur Chaskalson / Lawyer / South Africa
26 NovemberAdrianus Johannes Simonis / Cardinal / Netherlands
27 JuneCharles Bronfman / Business Man / United States of America
28 February Iajuddin Ahmed / Politician / Bangladesh
29 March Sopubek Begaliev / Politician / Kyrgyzstan
30 SeptemberAngie Dickinson / Actress / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1931:

YearName / Profession / Country
25 JuneVishwanath Pratap Singh / Politician / India
29 OctoberVaali / Actor / India
11 DecemberRajneesh / Mystic / India
16 MayK. Natwar Singh / Politician / India
26 SeptemberVijay Manjrekar / Cricketer / India
09 JuneNandini Satpathy / Politician / India
01 JanuarySatish Prasad Singh / Politician / India
01 SeptemberShivajirao Nilangekar / Politician / India
17 OctoberS. C. Jamir / Politician / India
10 AprilKishori Amonkar / Singer / India
NA NAKumar Vimal / Writer / India
12 OctoberBhumidhar Barman / Politician / India
18 JuneK. S. Sudarshan / Social Worker / India
15 OctoberA. P. J. Abdul Kalam / Engineer / India
10 JuneM.S. Gopalakrishnan / Instrumentalist / India
21 MaySharad Joshi / Economist / India
NA NAAchyut Lahkar / Actor / India
21 OctoberShammi Kapoor / Actor / India
05 AugustGita Dey / Actress / India
25 JuneV. P. Singh / Politician / India
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