Friday 11 December 1931
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and Richard Devon in Glendale.
Tonight or Never, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, 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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- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
- Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh: Leader B-Sect / guru of rich.
- Richard Devon in Glendale: California, USA; actor (Battle of Blood Island).
- Rita Moreno [Rosa Dolores Alverio] in Humacao: Puerto Rico; actress (West Side Story).
- Pierre Pilote: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Bhagwan Rajneesh: Indian guru and author of more than a hundred book which are sold through his organization.
- Giorgio Nelli: Italy sport Champion
- Rita Moreno: Stage Actress
- Rajneesh : Indian guru mystic and educator (d. 1990)
- Ronald Dworkin: American philosopher and scholar (d. 2013)
- Brit Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, Newfndlnd
- Japan leaves the Golden Standard
- The British Parliament enacts the Statute of Westminster 1931, establishing legislative equality between the self-governing dominions of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of Canada, the Irish Free State, Dominion of Newfoundland, the Dominion of New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa.
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