Wednesday 21 October 1931
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Nicole Courcel and Louis Dufaux.
Susan Lenox <Her Fall and Rise>, directed by Greta Garbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
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- Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
- French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
- Also see October 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day of the Nacho ? celebrated in the United States and Mexico since the early 1990s.
- Diwali in India (2006)
- Nicole Courcel: French actress, who achieved popularity through the 1950s and 1960s, though she is mostly unknown outside France She appeared in 43 films between 1947 and 1979.
- Louis Dufaux: French clergyman, the Roman Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grenoble-Vienne, France.
- G?rard Buttin: Chamb?ry physician.
- Shammi Kapoor: Indian actor and director (d. 2011).
- Jim junior: English cricketer and manager.
- The Sakurakai, a secret society in the Imperial Japanese Army, launches an abortive coup d'etat attempt.
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