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Historical Events In August - 31

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1929  Julio Ramon Ribeyro, writer on this day in history.  

1930  Owen B Pickett, (Rep-D-Virginia) on this day in history.  

1931  Dan Rather, news anchor (CBS-TV) on August - 31.  

1931  Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar, dies on August - 31.  

1932  Benito Wogatzki, writer on this day in history.  

1934  1st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 0, All-Stars 0 (79,432) on this day in history.  

1934  Nikos Xanthopoulos, Greek actor on August - 31.  

1934  Johan H A Schaper, Dutch MP (SDAP), dies on August - 31.  

1935  FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents on this day in history.  

1935  On August - 31 1st national skeet championship (Indianapolis)  

1935  Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther turned Republican on August - 31.  

1935  Abraham Isaac Kook, rabbi/author (Hokhmat Ha-kodesh), dies on August - 31.  

1936  On this day in history marva Nettles Collins, educator (west side preparatory school)  

1937  Det's rookie Rudy York sets record for HRs of 18 HRs in August on this day in history.  

1937  On August - 31 guido de Moor, Dutch actor (Apart, Because the Cats)  

1938  On August - 31 5th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 28, Washington 16 (74,250)  

1939  On August - 31 japanese invasion army driven out of Mongolia  

1940  Hollywood screen stars Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh are married on this day in history.  

1940  1st edition pf illegal opposition newspaper Free Netherlands on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58  

1941  Great Gildersleeve, a spin-off of Fibber McGee & Molly debuts on NBC on this day in history.  

1941  23 U-boats sunk this month (80,000 ton) on August - 31.  

1941  On this day in history marian Zwetajewa, writer, dies  

1942  On August - 31 battle at Alam Halfa: German & Italians assault  

1942  On this day in history von Bismarck, German major general, (Africa Corps), dies in battle  

1943  On this day in history 1st battle of Essex/new Yorktown: US assault on Marcus Island  

1944  Allied offensive at "Gothen-linie," Italy on this day in history.  

1944  Killinger, German ambassador to Romania, commits suicide on August - 31.  

1945  On this day in history the birth of Van Morrison, American songwriter  

1945  On August - 31 the Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies.  

1946  Paul August von Klenau, Danish opera composer/conductor, dies at 63 on August - 31.  

1947  Hungarian communist party wins election on August - 31.  

1948  On August - 31 queen Wilhelmina celebrates 50th jubilee  

1948  Andrei A Zjdanov, Rus politician (against kosmopolitism), dies at 52 on August - 31.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1569  Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India was born on this day in history.  

1602  On August - 31 birth of amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik  

1663  Guillaume Amontons, French physicist was born on August - 31.  

1696  On August - 31 birth of johann Paul Kunzen, composer  

1721  On this day in history birth of george Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775)  

1741  On August - 31 birth of johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer  

1741  On August - 31 birth of husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general (d. 1834)  

1748  Jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0651  Death of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Irish bishop and missionary on August - 31.  

0683  Death of Pacal II ruler of the Maya polity of Palenque on August - 31.  

1056  On August - 31 death of theodora, Byzantine Empress (b. 981)  

1057  Leofric, count of Mercia/husband of Lady Godiva, dies on August - 31.  

1158  Sancho III, King of Castile, dies on August - 31.  

1218  On this day in history al-Malik ab-Adil/Saphadin/Saif al-Din), brother of Saladin, dies  

1234  Death of Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (b. 1212) on this day in history.  

1372  Death of Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (b. 1301) on August - 31.  

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