Monday 16 March 1931
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Betty Johnson in Guilford County and Don Richard Carpenter.
Mary, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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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- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- Betty Johnson in Guilford County: North Carolina, USA; singer (Jack Paar Show, "I Dreamed").
- Don Richard Carpenter: Novelist.
- Alan Heyman: American-South Korean musicologist and composer (d. 2014).
- Anthony Kenny: English philosopher and academic.
- John Munro: Canadian lawyer and politician 22nd Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 2003).
- Genootschap Onze Taal (Our Language) organizes (Netherlands).
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