Wednesday 1 April 1931
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include George Baker and Ita Ever.
The Bad Sister, directed by Hobart Henley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
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Which were the important events of 1 April 1931 ?
- Saint Waleric
- Saint Hugh of Grenoble
- Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
- India - Start of financial year.
- Canada - Beginning of government's fiscal year.
- Japan - The official start of school years in most universities and schools. Also, the official First Day of Work at companies and offices for new university graduates hires, marked by welcoming ceremonies and speeches.
- April 1 is known as April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.
- Roman Empire - Veneralia celebrated to honor Venus.
- In San Marino, two Captains Regent, elected by Parliament, take office for six months.
- Last day of the Assyrian New Year Celebration
- Saint Jacoba
- International Day of the Birds.
- In England and Wales, local government reorganisations traditionally happen on April 1.
- Brielle celebrates victory of 1572 over Spaniards.
- Pigasus Award announcement.
- George Baker: Bulgaria -- Actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Curse of the Fly).
- Ita Ever: Estonian actress.
- Rolf Hochhuth: German author and playwright.
- Earthquake devastate Managua Nicaragua, kills 2,000
- Jackie Mitchell became 1st female in professional baseball
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