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1931
   winners of the FA Cup were   
West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion 2 Birmingham 1
1931
   winner of the Tour de France was   
Antonin Magne
France
1931
   Wimbledon Men's Singles champion was   
Sid Wood
1931
   Wimbledon Ladies' Singles champion was   
Cilly Aussem
1931
   winner of the US Open Men's Singles was   
Ellsworth Vines
d. George Lott 7-9 6-3 9-7 7-5
1931
   winner of the US Open Women's Singles was   
Helen Wills Moody
1931
   winner of the Australian Open Men's Singles was   
Jack Crawford
1931
   winner of the Australian Open Women's Singles was   
Coral McInnes Buttsworth
1931
   winner of the French Open Men's Singles was   
Jean Borotra
1931
   World Series Champions were the   
St. Louis Cardinals
Won in 7 games v. Philadelphia Athletics
1931
   Time 'Person of the Year' was   
Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France four times. Executed after World War II for treason after his part in the Vichy regime.
1931
      
Napier Earthquake
256 dead.
Boris Yeltsin
   was born on   
January 2, 1931
Russia's first democratically elected president. Played a key role in the demise of the Soviet Union and introduced painful market reforms.
Barbara Walters
   was born on   
September 25, 1931
The View
1931
   the winner was   
Jane Addams and Nicholas Murray Butler
USA, 1860-1935; Sociologist; International President, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom / USA, 1862-1947; President, Columbia University
Gavin MacLeod
   was born on   
February 28, 1931
Actor
1931
   the winner was   
Erik Axel Karlfeldt
Sweden, 1864-1931; "The poetry of Erik Axel Karlfeldt"
1931
   the winner was   
Cimarron
Directed by Wesley Ruggles for RKO Radio
1931
   the winner was   
Twenty Grand
Charley Kurtsinger
1931
   the winner was   
Tommy Armour
At Carnoustie
1931
   the winners were   
London Welsh
1931
   Senior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Hunt
Norton- 500cc
1931
   Junior Isle of Man TT winner was   
Hunt
Norton- 350 cc
1931
   the winner was   
Cilly Aussem
Defeated Betty Nuthall 8-6, 6-1
1931
   Melbourne Cup winner was   
White Nose
Jockey - N. Percival, Trainer - E. J. Hatwell, Owner - H. P. McLachlan, Time - 3.26.00
1931
   was the year   
Empire State Building Was Opened
May 1. With the country in depression, it was hard to find tenant for the building. For years it was nicknamed The Empty State Building.
1931
   was the year   
Yangtze River in China Flooded
Kills nearly 200,000 people
1931
      
Treaty of Westminster
Creates the British Commonwealth.
1931
   Preakness Stakes winner was   
Mate
George Ellis on board -- Trainer James W. Healy -- Albert C. Bostwick -- 1:59.00
1931
   winner was   
Twenty Grand
Charley Kurtsinger up, Trainer: James G. Rowe, Jr., Owner: Greentree Stable -- 2:29.60
1931
   was won by   
John Longstaff
For the painting 'Sir John Sulman'
1931 - 1936
   the Australian Governor-General was   
Sir Isaac Alfred Isaacs
Officially addressed as His Excellency The Right Honourable. Awarded GCB, GCMG, PC. Born Melbourne, VIC.
1925 - 1931
   the Australian Governor-General was   
John Lawrence Baird
Officially addressed as His Excellency The Right Honourable and Baron Stonehaven. Awarded GCMG, DSO, PC, JP, DL. Born London, England, UK.
1931
   was won by   
Impudent Barney
Mrs. B. Webster
Montreal AAA
   won the Grey Cup in   
1931
Montreal AAA defeated Regina Roughriders 22-0 at Molson Stadium in Montreal, Quebec on December 5, 1931. Montreal AAA had also won hockey's Stanley Cup in 1893, 1894, 1902 and 1903
1931
   the winner was the   
Montreal Canadiens
1931
   was the year   
Hawke's Bay Earthquake Struck
7.9, New Zealand's deadliest natural disaster, killing 256 people
1931
   was the year   
Managua, Nicaragua Was Destroyed by Earthquake
2000 perish
Mary Shelley
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Frankenstein (1931)
Was first made into a movie in 1931 but has been remade and re released many times over
Daughter of the Dragon (1931)
   starred   
Anna May Wong, Warner Oland and Sessue Hayakawa
Director: Lloyd Corrigan. Also starred Bramwell Fletcher, Frances Dade & Holmes Herbert. Plot: Princess Ling Moy (wong), a young and beautiful Chinese aristocrat lives next door, unbeknownst to her, to Dr. Fu Manchu (Oland), a brilliant but twisted genius who is out to rule the world.
Paul Muni
   was considered for the role of   
Count Dracula in Dracula (1931)
Bela Lugosi got the part
Dracula (1931)
   contains the line   
"Listen to Them. Children of the Night. What Music They Make."
Arthur Edmund Carewe
   was considered for the role of   
Count Dracula in Dracula (1931)
Bela Lugosi got the part
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
   starred   
Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins and Rose Hobart
Director: Rouben Mamoulian. Not to be confused with the 1971 production, "Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde".
Unfaithful (1931)
   starred   
Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas and Paul Cavanagh
Director: John Cromwell. Also starred Juliette Compton, Donald Cook & Emily Fitzroy. Plot: In this society drama set in contemporary England, a noblewoman pretends to be an adulteress in order to protect her sister-in-law, who actually is.
Charlie Chaplin
   wrote music for   
City Lights (1931)
Ernesto Natali Lombardi (1931-47)
   had the nickname   
“Bocci” or “Schnozz”
Frankenstein (1931)
   contains the line   
"It's Alive! It's Alive!"
Mary Shelley
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
Frankenstein (1931)
Was first made into a movie in 1931 but has been remade and re released many times over
The Public Enemy (1931)
   starred   
James Cagney, Jean Harlow and Edward Woods
Director: William A. Wellman. Also Joan Blondell, Donald Cook & Leslie Fenton. Plot: A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.






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