Wednesday 14 January 1931
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
The Painted Desert, directed by Howard Higgin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
while The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 14 January 1931 ?
- Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
- Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
- Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
- New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
- Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
- Caterina Valente: French-born Italian singer, dancer and actress, well known internationally.
- Frank Costigan: Australian lawyer and politician (d. 2009).
- Martin Holdgate: English biologist and academic.
- Juraj Pospisil: Composer.
- Yves Berger: French writer, a novelist whose work includes "Le Sud," for which he won the 1962 Femina Prize and "Immobile Das le Courant du Fleuve," for which he won the Medicis Prize, 1994.
- William Ernst Johnson: British mathematician.
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