Monday 17 September 1934
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Belle of the Nineties, directed by Leo McCarey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934
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- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Andre Casas: France sport Champion.
- Maureen Connolly: American tennis player and champion of the Wimbledon Women's Singles in 1952, 1953 and 1954.
- Little Milton [Campbell]: Rocker.
- Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly: California, United States -- Tennis, 1st woman grand slam (1953).
- Orlando Cepeda: New York Giants player (National League Most Valuable Player 1967).
- Edmund van der Straeten: Composer, dies at 79.
- USSR joins League of Nations (Netherlands, Switzerland and Portugal vote no)
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