News and Events of 1931

World Events

World Statistics

population by decade

Nobel Peace Prize:
Jane Addams and Nicholas M. Butler (US)

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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Herbert C. Hoover
Vice President: Charles Curtis
Population: 124,039,648

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Federal spending:   $3.58 billion
Consumer Price Index:   15.2
Unemployment:   16.3%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.02


World Series
St. Louis Cardinals d. Philadelphia A's (4-3)
Stanley Cup
Montreal d. Chicago (3-2)
Women: Cilly Aussem d. H. Kranwinkel (6-2 7-5)
Men: Sidney Wood d. F. Shields (walkover)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Twenty Grand
NCAA Football Champions
USC (10-1-0)


Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: Years of Grace, Margaret Ayer Barnes
Drama: Alison's House, Susan Glaspell

Oscars awarded in 1931
Academy Award, Best Picture: Cimarron (RKO Radio)

Nobel Prize for Literature: Erik A. Karlfeldt (Sweden)

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Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Karl Bosch and Friedrich Bergius (both Germany), for invention and development of chemical high-pressure methods

Physics: None awarded

Physiology or Medicine: Otto H. Warburg (Germany), for discovery of the character and mode of action of the respiratory ferment

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