June 1931 in history

June 1931 events chronologically

Jun 23 Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane

Top 7 most famous people born in June 1931

Jun 3 Raúl Castro a Cuban Marxist-Leninist politician and revolutionary who has been President of the Council of State of Cuba and the President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba since 2008; he previously exercised presidential powers in an acting capacity from 2006 to 2008. He is Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and has also been First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba since 2011
Jun 10 João Gilberto a Brazilian singer and guitarist. His seminal recordings, including many songs by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, established the new musical genre of Bossa nova in the late 1950s
Jun 17 John Baldessari an American conceptual artist known for his work featuring found photography and appropriated images. He lives and works in Santa Monica and Venice, California
Jun 18 Fernando Henrique Cardoso the 34th President of Brazil and served for two terms from 1 January 1995 to 1 January 2003. An accomplished sociologist, professor and politician, Cardoso was awarded in 2000 with the prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation
Jun 25 V. P. Singh the eighth Prime Minister of India and the 41st nominal Raja Bahadur of the northern kingdom of Manda.
Jun 26 Colin Wilson a prolific English writer who first came to prominence as a philosopher and novelist. He also wrote widely on true crime, mysticism and the paranormal. Wilson called his philosophy "new existentialism" or "phenomenological existentialism", and maintained his life work "that of a philosopher, and purpose to create a new and optimistic existentialism.”
Jun 27 Martinus J. G. Veltman a Dutch theoretical physicist. He shared the 1999 Nobel Prize in physics with his former student Gerardus 't Hooft for their work on particle theory

Top 7 most famous people died in June 1931

Jun 4 Hussein bin Ali Sharif of Mecca the Sharif and Emir of Mecca from 1908 until 1917, when he proclaimed himself and was internationally recognized as King of the Kingdom of Hejaz. He initiated the Arab Revolt in 1916 against the increasingly nationalistic Ottoman Empire during the course of the First World War. In 1924, when the Ottoman Caliphate was abolished, he further proclaimed himself Caliph of all Muslims. He ruled Hejaz until 1924, when, defeated by Abdul Aziz al Saud, he abdicated the kingdom and other secular titles to his eldest son Ali
Jun 13 Santiago Rusiñol a Spanish painter, poet, and playwright. He was one of the leaders of the Catalan modernisme movement
Jun 13 Kitasato Shibasaburō a Japanese physician and bacteriologist during the prewar period. He is remembered as the co-discoverer of the infectious agent of bubonic plague in Hong Kong in 1894, almost simultaneously with Alexandre Yersin
Jun 18 Friedrich Johann Karl Becke an Austrian mineralogist and petrograph.
Jun 22 Armand Fallières a French politician, president of the French republic from 1906 to 1913.
Jun 23 Günther Beck von Mannagetta und Lerchenau a prominent Austrian botanist.
Jun 24 Xiang Zhongfa one of the early senior leaders of the Communist Party of China.