Sunday 16 August 1931US 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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- 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