Major Events of 1931

Hightlights from Pro Sports

Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks Series: 3-2
US Open Golf: Billy Burke Score: 292 Course: Inverness Club Location: Toledo, OH
World Series: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia A's Series: 4-3

Nobel Prizes

The prize was awarded jointly to: BOSCH, CARL, Germany, Heidelberg University and I.G. Farbenindustrie A.G., Heidelberg, b. 1874, d. 1940; and BERGIUS, FRIEDRICH, Germany, Heidelberg University and I.G. Farbenindustrie A.G. Mannheim-Rheinau, b. 1884, d. 1949: "in recognition of their contributions to the invention and development of chemical high pressure methods"

KARLFELDT, ERIK AXEL, Sweden, b. 1864, d. 1931: "The poetry of Erik Axel Karlfeldt"

The prize was divided equally between: ADDAMS, JANE, USA, b. 1860. d. 1935: Sociologist. International President of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. BUTLER, NICHOLAS MURRAY, USA, b. 1862, d. 1947: President of Columbia University. Promoter of the Briand-Kellogg Pact.

Physiology or Medicine
WARBURG, OTTO HEINRICH, Germany, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut (now Max-Planck-Institut) fŸr Biologie, Berlin-Dahlem, b. 1883, d. 1970: "for his discovery of the nature and mode of action of the respiratory enzyme"

The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section.

Pulitzer Prizes

Drama: Susan Glaspell ... "Alison House"
Fiction: Margaret Ayer Barnes ... "Years of Grace"
History: Bernadotte E. Schmitt ... "The Coming of the War: 1914"
Public Service: "Atlanta Constitution"

Popular Movies & Academy Awards

1. Animal Crackers
2. Check and Double Check
3. Cimarron
4. City Lights
5. A Connecticut Yankee
6. Daddy Long Legs
7. Hell's Angels
8. Little Caesar
9. The Man Who Came Back
10. Min and Bill

Best Picture: "Grand Hotel"
Best Director: Frank Borzage ... "Bad Girl"
Best Actors: Wallace Beery ... "The Champ" & Fredric March ... "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
Best Acress: Helen Hayes ... "The Sin of Madelon Claudet"