Sunday 17 August 1930
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include James Gulliver and Glenn Corbett.
Romance, directed by Greta Garbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930
while The Woman of Andros by Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1930 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- James Gulliver: Businessman.
- Glenn Corbett: American actor (d. 1993).
- Ted Hughes: British writer, England’s poet laureate from 1984, perhaps the most famous contemporary poet in the world until his death of cancer in late October 1998.
- Harve Bennett: American screenwriter and producer (d. 2015).
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