Monday 17 August 1931
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gérard Guiraudon and Tony Wrigley.
Guilty Hands, directed by W.S. Van Dyke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
On TV people were watching Television Today.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
Which were the important events of 17 August 1931 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
See other famous people born on 17 August
Gérard Guiraudon: French cardiac surgeon, specializing in cardiac electrophysiological interventions.
Tony Wrigley: English historian demographer and academic.
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1931?
- Time: Counsel Samuel Seabury of New York City
- Science: Science vol. 74 issue 1911
- Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Paul W. Litchfield -- Aug. 10, 1931
Genealogy: find out your family heritage
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained ...
Willa Cather's novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to a new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they ...
Abbie Deal, the matriarch of a pioneer Nebraska family, has died at the beginning of A White Bird Flying, leaving her china and heavy furniture to others and to her granddaughter Laura the secret of her dream of finer things.
A grand hotel in the center of 1920s Berlin serves as a microcosm of the modern world in Vicki Baum’s celebrated novel, a Weimar-era best seller that retains all its verve and luster today.
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
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