Monday 17 September 1934
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Little Milton [Campbell] and Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly.
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
- 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).
- Maureen Connolly: American tennis player and champion of the Wimbledon Women's Singles in 1952, 1953 and 1954.
- Andre Casas: France sport Champion.
- Edmund van der Straeten: Composer, dies at 79.
- USSR joins League of Nations (Netherlands, Switzerland and Portugal vote no)
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