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People Who Died in the Year 1931 (8 found): Names Only

Uncle Jimmy Thompson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jesse Donald Thompson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
83 or 84
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Old time fiddler. Drank whiskey from a jug before performing, "to loosen up my arm."

F.W. Murnau

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe
Also Known As:
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Nosferatu, a Symphony of Terror (1922) (in Germany.) A very tall man, nearly 7 feet tall. Died in a car accident.

Knute Rockne

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Knut Larsen Rokne
Also Known As:
Knute Kenneth Rockne
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced Kuh-NOOT. Emigrated to Chicago with his parents when he was five years old. Coach for team University of Notre Dame. Famed for "Win one for the Gipper" speech. 5 seasons with no loss. Only 12 losses in 13 years. Subject of movie Knute Rockne All American with Ronald Reagan as the Gipper. Died in a plane crash. National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1990. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2014. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1955. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1988.

Bix Beiderbecke

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leon Bismark Beiderbecke
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornetist, pianist. Songs Georgia on My Mind, Singin' the Blues. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1979. Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 2004.

Thomas A. Edison

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Alva Edison
Nickname(s):
The Wizard of Menlo Park
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented moving pictures (movies) - the first, in 1903, was The Great Train Robbery. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. French Legion of Honor 1881. Congressional Gold Medal 1928. Entrepreneur Walk of Fame 2011. U.S. Business Hall of Fame 1975. New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame 1989. Michigan Walk of Fame 2006. Automotive Hall of Fame 1969. Albert Medal 1892.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6700 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Barbecue Bob

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Hicks
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Barbecue Blues

Legs Diamond

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jack Diamond
John Thomas Diamond (disputed)
Nickname(s):
Gentleman Jack
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bootlegger.

Tyrone Power Sr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Tyrone Edmund Power
Also Known As:
"Tyrone Power"
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
ex-husband of
Older than Patia Power by 12 years.
grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Silent films, always as Tyrone Power.
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