Sunday 2 August 1931
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Henryck Schiller and Philippa Duke Schuyler.
The Miracle Woman, directed by Frank R. Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
while A White Bird Flying by Bess Streeter Aldrich was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 2 August 1931 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Henryck Schiller: Composer.
- Philippa Duke Schuyler: Composer.
- Pierre DuMaine: American bishop and academic.
- Eddie Fuller: South African cricketer (d. 2008).
- Karl Miller: English journalist and critic (d. 2014).
- Viliam Schrojf: Slovak footballer (d. 2007)
- Spanish Catalonia agrees (99+%) for autonomous status
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