1931 in History – What happened in year 1931


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.

Know what happened in 1931:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
09 DecemberThe approval of the Spanish Constitution by the ConstituentCortes paved the way to the establishment of the Second SpanishRepublic.
14 March Alam Ara, the first Indian film with sound, was released.
17 OctoberAmerican gangster Al Capone was convicted on five counts ofincome tax evasion.
21 January Sir Isaac Isaacs became the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
24 OctoberThe George Washington Bridge (pictured), today the world'sbusiest motor vehicle bridge, connecting New York City to Fort Lee, NewJersey, was dedicated.
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.
14 AprilAfter King Alfonso XIII left Spain, the Second SpanishRepublic was proclaimed by a provisional government led by NicetoAlcalá-Zamora (pictured).
09 DecemberThe approval of the Spanish Constitution by the Constituent Cortes paved the way to the establishment of the Second SpanishRepublic.
13 February New Delhi (India Gate pictured) was inaugurated as the newcapital of British India by Viceroy Lord Irwin.
25 MarchThe Scottsboro Boys were arrested and charged with rape,leading to a legal case that eventually established legal principles inthe United States that criminal defendants are entitled to effectiveassistance of counsel.
31 MarchTWA Flight 599 crashed in Chase County, Kansas, US, and killedeight people, including football coach Knute Rockne, stimulatingadvances in aircraft design and development.
09 DecemberThe approval of the Spanish Constitution by the Constituent Cortes paved the way to the establishment of the Second Spanish Republic.
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.
14 MayFive people were killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers openedfire on an unarmed trade union demonstration.
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.
16 JulyEmperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie signed the nation's first constitution, the first time in history that an absolute rulervoluntarily sought to share sovereignty with his subjects.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1931:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 NovemberMonica Vitti / Actress / Italy
04 JulyStephen Boyd / Actor / United States of America
09 January Algis Budrys / Author / United States of America
09 JulyHaynes Johnson / Author / United States of America
09 AugustJames Freeman Gilbert / Academic / United States of America
11 JulyTullio Regge / Academic / Italy
13 AprilAnita Cerquetti / Singer / Italy
14 AugustFrederic Raphael / Author / United States of America
15 DecemberKlaus Rifbjerg / Poet / Denmark
15 AprilTomas Tranströmer / Poet / Sweden
16 NovemberLuciano Bottaro / Author / Italy
17 March David Peakall / Chemist / United States of America
18 AugustBramwell Tillsley / General / Canada
20 OctoberRichard Caliguiri / Politician / United States of America
24 OctoberKen Utsui / Actor / Japan
24 SeptemberCardiss Collins / Politician / United States of America
28 JuneHans Alfredson / Actor / Sweden
29 AprilChris Pearson / Politician / Canada
29 JuneSevim Burak / Author / Turkey
31 January Christopher Chataway / Journalist / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1931:

YearName / Profession / Country
25 JuneVishwanath Pratap Singh / Politician / India
16 MayK. Natwar Singh / Politician / India
25 JuneVishwanath Pratap Singh / Politician / India
01 JanuarySatish Prasad Singh / Politician / India
18 JulyBhavanam Venkatarami Reddy / Politician / India
11 DecemberRajneesh / Mystic / India
09 JuneNandini Satpathy / Politician / India
NA NAAchyut Lahkar / Actor / India
10 AugustKireet Joshi / Philosophical / India
10 JuneM.S. Gopalakrishnan / Instrumentalist / India
06 AprilSuchitra Sen / Actress / India
15 OctoberA. P. J. Abdul Kalam / Engineer / India
26 SeptemberVijay Manjrekar / Cricketer / India
29 OctoberVaali / Actor / India
18 JuneK. S. Sudarshan / Social Worker / India
21 OctoberShammi Kapoor / Actor / India
17 OctoberS. C. Jamir / Politician / India
04 JanuaryNirupa Roy / Actress / India
25 JuneV. P. Singh / Politician / India
01 SeptemberShivajirao Nilangekar / Politician / India

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