|31 May 1889||The Johnstown Flood kills over 2,209 people in southwestern Pennsylvania when the South Fork Dam bursts. George Barker was one of those who photographed the aftermath.|
|31 May 1906||Attempted assassination of Alfonso XIII (1886-1941) and Princess Victoria-Eugenie of Battenburg in Madrid with a bomb on their wedding day. |
Brian Duffy (1933, 15 June - 2010, 31 May) died. One of the iconic photographers and film producers ("Only When I Laugh" (1967-68), "Oh What a Lovely War" (1968-69)) of the 1960s in Britain along with David Bailey and Terence Donovan. One of his seminal projects was the portrait of David Bowie More...
Hannah Höch (1889, 1 November - 1978, 31 May) died. German painter and photographer, best known for photomontages.
Kimura Ihei (1901, 12 December - 1974, 31 May) died. Japanese photographer.
Wellington Lee (1918, 12 May - 2001, 31 May) died - US, NY, New York City.
Richard Dixon Oldham (1858, 31 July - 1936, 31 May) died.
John Campbell Oman (1841, 4 December - 1911, 31 May) died.
Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853, 6 October - 1941, 31 May) died - Great Britain, England. He was a portrait photographer by profession but is best known for his photographs of the people, the harbor, the boats and the sea of Whitby in the north east of England. There is great love in these sympathetic and informed studies which sold as More...