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
02 MayVasily Rudenkov / Hammer Thrower / Belarus
03 NovemberYon Hyong-muk / Politician / North Korea
06 January Dickie Moore / Business Man / Canada
07 JuneVirginia McKenna / Actress / United Kingdom
08 January Clarence Benjamin Jones / Lawyer / United States of America
09 SeptemberShirley Summerskill / Politician / United Kingdom
09 AugustPaula Kent Meehan / Business Woman / United States of America
09 February Josef Masopust / Footballer / Czech Republic
12 JulyEric Ives / Academic / United Kingdom
12 OctoberOle-Johan Dahl / Scientist / Norway
13 AprilAnita Cerquetti / Singer / Italy
15 JuneBrian Sewell / Art Dealer / United Kingdom
15 SeptemberBrian Henderson / Actor / Australia
18 DecemberAlison Plowden / Author / United Kingdom
18 MayDon Martin / Cartoonist / United States of America
23 JulyGuy Fournier / Author / Canada
24 NovemberTommy Allsup / Guitarist / United States of America
25 AprilFelix Berezin / Mathematician / Russia
27 MayFaten Hamama / Actress / Egypt
30 JulyDominique Lapierre / Author / France

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1931:

YearName / Profession / Country
10 AugustKireet Joshi / Philosophical / India
09 JuneNandini Satpathy / Politician / India
16 MayK. Natwar Singh / Politician / India
21 MaySharad Joshi / Economist / India
05 AugustGita Dey / Actress / India
21 AugustVijay Shankar Vyas / Economist / India
25 JuneV. P. Singh / Politician / India
09 JuneNandini Satpathy / Politician / India
25 JuneVishwanath Pratap Singh / Politician / India
29 JuneP.K. Iyengar / Scientist / India
01 SeptemberAbdul Haq Ansari / Scholar / India
29 OctoberVaali / Actor / India
01 JanuarySatish Prasad Singh / Politician / India
18 JulyBhavanam Venkatarami Reddy / Politician / India
26 SeptemberVijay Manjrekar / Cricketer / India
01 SeptemberShivajirao Nilangekar / Politician / India
21 OctoberShammi Kapoor / Actor / India
12 SeptemberBill Mckinney / Actor / India
15 OctoberA.P. J. Abdul Kalam / Scientist / India
25 JuneVishwanath Pratap Singh / Politician / India

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