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1931 Trivia

<< - 1930
World Series Champions:
St. Louis Cardinals
Stanley Cup Champs:
Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf:
Billy Burke
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
H. Ellsworth Vines/Helen Wills Moody
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Sidney Wood/Cilly Aussem
NCAA Football Champions:
Kentucky Derby:
Twenty Grand
The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Josephine Baker, Joan Blondell, Claudette Colbert, Greta Garbo, Louise Brooks, Joan Crawford, Marion Davies, Dolores Del Rio, Marlene Dietrich, Kay Francis, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, Barbara Stanwyck, Thelma Todd
"The Quote"

"It's alive! It's alive!
- Colin Clive, as Henry Frankenstein, in 'Frankenstein'

"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."
- Bela Lugosi, in 'Dracula'

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Pierre Laval
Miss America:
Nerd News:

Considered his finest film by many, Charlie Chaplin's City Lights was released. Charlie believed that 'talking' was a lessor form of performing on movies, so he didn't talk, but he did include a soundtrack and sound effects.

Airstream trailers were introduced to the public, invented by Wally Meryle Byam. They say that 2/3 of every one of these vehicles ever produced is still in use.

Alka-Seltzer was made available in 1931. The original ingredients included 325 milligrams of aspirin, 1,000 miligrams of citric acid and 1,916 milligrams of sodium bicarbonate.

CBS went on the air.

The Habit:
Reading Pearl S. Buck's 'The Good Earth'
1st appearances & 1931's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Best Film Oscar Winner: