Back to School at FamilyEducation.com

News and Events of 1931

World Events

World Statistics

population by decade

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

More World Statistics...

U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

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

More U.S. Statistics...

Economics

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


Sports

World Series
St. Louis Cardinals d. Philadelphia A's (4-3)
Stanley Cup
Montreal d. Chicago (3-2)
Wimbledon
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

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)

More Entertainment Awards...

Events

Science

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

or enter a year:
 


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

14 Back-to-School Fashion Trends for 2014
Send your kids back to school looking sharp! Check out 2014's hottest back-to-school fashion trends, from clothes to shoes and accessories.

Put a Stop to Bedtime Struggles
Steer clear of tears at bedtime with these helpful bedtime tips and this printable bedtime routine checklist for kids.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!