Saturday 17 January 1931
It was Saturday, 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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- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- James Jones: American actor, an imposing character and lead player on stage, screen and TV.
- Douglas Wilder: American politician, the first elected black Governor in U.S.
- Frederick Alfred Fox: Composer.
- Don Zimmer: American baseball player and manager.
- James Earl Jones in Mississippi USA actor (Darth Vader - Star Wars Exorcist II Soul Man Roots: The Next Generations).
- L Douglas Wilder: American 66th Governor of Virginia
- L Douglas: Wilder; American politician (Governor-Democrat-Virginia).
- Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia: son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (Born 1864).
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