Sunday 17 August 1930US date format: 8/17/1930, UK date format: 17/8/1930
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 1930). The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Chicago (Illinois) and Ted Hughes.
Animal Crackers, directed by Victor Heerman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930
On TV people were watching Betty Boop.
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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
- 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.
- Chicago (Illinois)
- James Gulliver: Businessman.
- Robert Culp: Actor.
- Harve Bennett: American screenwriter and producer (d. 2015).