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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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 May 1931: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1931?


Events

  • 01 May 1931 Empire State Building opens in New York City
  • 04 May 1931 Mustafa Kemal Pasja becomes Turkish President
  • 05 May 1931 İsmet İnönü forms new government in Turkey. (7th government)
  • 08 May 1931 Operette Land of Smiles, premieres in London
  • 09 May 1931 57th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59.
  • 10 May 1931 Golf ball size hail falls in Burlington, New Jersey, USA.
  • 13 May 1931 Paul Doumer is elected president of France.
  • 15 May 1931 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quadragesimo anno
  • 16 May 1931 57th Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on Twenty Grand wins in 2:01.8.
  • 19 May 1931 Ironclad cruiser Germany launched in Kiel
  • 21 May 1931 Belgian Government of Henri Jaspar falls.
  • 22 May 1931 Canned rattlesnake meat first goes on sale in Florida.
  • 23 May 1931 Whipsnade Zoo opens in Whipsnade Beds England
  • 24 May 1931 First air-conditioned train installed - B&O Railroad.
  • 27 May 1931 Piccard and Knipfer make first flight into stratosphere, by balloon; first use of pressurized cabin in a balloon.
  • 30 May 1931 Phillies Chuck Klein homers off Ben Cantwell (Braves) in both ends DH

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Movies

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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Country: United States of America

Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Country: United States of America

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America

The Searchers

The Searchers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Country: United States of America