May 1931 in history

May 1931 events chronologically

May 1 The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City
May 14 Ådalen shootings: Five people are killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers open fire on an unarmed trade union demonstration
May 29 Michele Schirru, a citizen of the United States, is executed by Italian military firing squad for intent to kill Benito Mussolini

Top 7 most famous people born in May 1931

May 3 Aldo Rossi an Italian architect and designer who accomplished the unusual feat of achieving international recognition in four distinct areas: theory, drawing, architecture and product design.
May 6 Willie Mays an American former professional baseball player who spent the majority of his Major League Baseball career as a center fielder with the New York and San Francisco Giants before finishing with the New York Mets. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979, his first year of eligibility
May 7 Gene Wolfe an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He is noted for his dense, allusive prose as well as the strong influence of his Catholic faith. He is a prolific short-story writer and novelist and has won many science fiction and fantasy literary awards
May 13 Jim Jones an American sect leader and community organizer. Jones was the founder and the leader of the Peoples Temple, best known for the mass suicide in November 1978 of 913 of its members in Jonestown, Guyana, and the murder of five individuals at a nearby airstrip, including Congressman Leo Ryan. Over 300 children were murdered at Jonestown, almost all of them by cyanide poisoning. Jones died from a gunshot wound to the head; it is suspected his death was a suicide
May 16 Vujadin Boškov a Serbian footballer and coach.
May 27 Philip Kotler an American marketing author, consultant, and professor; currently the C. Johnson Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is the author of over 55 marketing books, including Principles of Marketing, Kotler on Marketing: How to Create, Win, and Dominate Markets, and Marketing 3.0: From Products to Customers to the Human Spirit. Kotler describes strategic marketing as serving as "the link between society's needs and its pattern of industrial response." In 2013, WOBI, during World Marketing Forum gave the Kotler award to the best of marketing in Mexico. This award went to Marcela Velasco, Marketing Director at Telcel
May 31 John Robert Schrieffer an American physicist and, with John Bardeen and Leon N Cooper, recipient of the 1972 Nobel Prize for Physics for developing the BCS theory, the first successful microscopic theory of superconductivity.

Top 7 most famous people died in May 1931

May 9 Albert A. Michelson an American physicist known for his work on the measurement of the speed of light and especially for the Michelson–Morley experiment. In 1907 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics. He became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize in sciences
May 12 Eugène Ysaÿe a Belgian violinist, composer and conductor. He was regarded as "The King of the Violin", or, as Nathan Milstein put it, the "tsar"
May 14 Viktor Dyk a nationalist Czech poet, prose writer, playwright, politician and political writer. He was sent to jail during the First World War for opposing the Austro-Hungarian empire. He was one of the signatories of the Manifesto of Czech writers. Dyk co-founded a political party and entered politics. He died at age 53, leaving his many poems, plays and writings
May 14 David Belasco an American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright.
May 15 Leon Petrazycki a Polish philosopher, legal scholar and sociologist. He is considered one of the important forerunners of the sociology of law
May 23 Frank Wigglesworth Clarke an American scientist and chemist. Sometimes known as the "Father of Geochemistry," Clarke is credited with determining the composition of the Earth's crust. He was a founder of The American Chemical Society and served as its President, 1901
May 31 Willy Stöwer a German artist, illustrator and author during the Imperial Period. He is best known for nautical paintings and lithographs. Many of his works depict historical maritime events such as the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912