Sunday August 16, 1931

US date format: 8/16/1931, UK date format: 16/8/1931

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1931). The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Forrest Mars Jr and Eydie Gorme. Street Scene, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931 On TV people were watching The Television Ghost.
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Street Scene

Street Scene

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, William Collier Jr., Estelle Taylor, Beulah Bondi

Country: United States of America

Law of the Rio Grande

Law of the Rio Grande

Directed by: Forrest Sheldon

Starring: Bob Custer, Betty Mack, Carlton S. King, Nelson McDowell

Sporting Blood

Sporting Blood

Directed by: Charles Brabin

Starring: Clark Gable, Ernest Torrence, Madge Evans, Lew Cody

The Mystery Train

The Mystery Train

Directed by: Phil Whitman

Starring: Hedda Hopper, Marceline Day, Nick Stuart, Bryant Washburn

East of Borneo

East of Borneo

Directed by: George Melford

Starring: Rose Hobart, Charles Bickford, Georges Renavent, Lupita Tovar

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944

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TV Series

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The Television Ghost

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States of America

Television Today

Television Today

Starring: Charles E. Butterfield

Country: United States of America

Dick & Larry

Dick & Larry

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