January 1931 calendar

January 1931

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1931.
The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Ramsay MacDonald (Labour), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1931: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1931?


  • 02 Jan 1931 South Dakota native Ernest Lawrence invents the cyclotron, used to accelerate particles to study nuclear physics.
  • 03 Jan 1931 Albert Einstein begins doing research at the California Institute of Technology, along with astronomer Edwin Hubble.
  • 04 Jan 1931 Art Acord, American western actor (Set Free, Spurs and Saddles), dies at age 40.
  • 05 Jan 1931 1st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League
  • 06 Jan 1931 Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.
  • 07 Jan 1931 Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's west coast.
  • 08 Jan 1931 Philadelphia Quakers set then NHL record of 15 straight loses
  • 21 Jan 1931 Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
  • 22 Jan 1931 VARA begins experimental TV broadcast in Diamantbeurs, Amsterdam.
  • 26 Jan 1931 Hungary-Austria sign peace treaty
  • 28 Jan 1931 Bradman scores 220 NSW vs. Victoria, 308 mins, 13 fours
  • 30 Jan 1931 The release of the movie City Lights starring Charlie Chaplin.


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?