Monday 5 January 1931
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
The Naughty Flirt, directed by Edward Cline, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
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- Mungday (Discordianism)
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
- The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Joan Coxsedge: Australian politician.
- Aaron Cohen: American senior government official, who served as Acting Deputy Administrator of NASA between 19 February 1992 and 1 November 1992.
- Alfred Brendel: Austrian pianist poet and author.
- Walter Davis: United States -- Running high jumper (1952 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Jean-Baptiste Neron: French homicide; strangled his friend on 7/17/1984.
- Alvin Ailey: American black gay choreographer, dancer and director, the founder of the famous Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Ailey combined African American movement with his own feelings and experience with spirituals, jazz and contemporary music in a unique fashion. He sought to reach a mass audience rather than those accustomed to one form of dance. He performed extensively in musical comedies and dramatic shows, in films, and on television and was recognized as a major creative artist of his time.
- Robert Duvall in San Diego: California, USA; American actor and director (Great Santini, Taxi Driver).
- Alfred Brendel in Wiesenberg: Austria; one of the leading pianists of the world.
- Walt Davis: American sportsman, an Olympic gold medalist in the high jump, and later basketball player.
- Robert Duvall: American Oscar-winning actor, director, writer, and producer, called by many as one of the greatest actors. A veteran of more than 33 movies, 60 stage plays and dozens of TV shows, he has had five Oscar nominations and won the Academy Award for "Tender Mercies," in 1983. He directed, starred, and wrote Oscar-nominated "The Apostle," in 1998, (believing in it's success so strongly that he sank $5 million of his own money into the movie.) He is also known for the role of Mafia consigliore in "The
- Gérard Defois: French ecclesiastic and Roman Catholic monsignor. He served as a Dr. of Theology and Professor of Sociology, rector of the Catholic University of Lyons 1984-90. Defois was the author of many works, including a biography of Jean-Paul II, 1989.
- 1st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League
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