Thursday 16 September 1937
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Andrew J[efferson V] Offutt and Vincent J Naimoli.
The Lower Depths, directed by Jean Renoir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
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- Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
- Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
- In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
- Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
- Andrew J[efferson V] Offutt: United States -- Sci-fi author (Undying Wizard).
- Vincent J Naimoli: Paterson, New Jersey -- Owner (SF Giants).
- Alexander Medved: Russian wrestler.
- Lulu Capra: American noted family, the daughter of Frank Capra and Lucille Warner.
- Pavel Bobek: Czech singer (d. 2013).
- Aleksandr Medved: USSR -- Super heavyweight (1964, 68, 72 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
- Vince Naimoli: American businessman and philanthropist
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