Saturday January 17, 1931: on this day

January 17, 1931 was the 17th day of the year 1931, under the sign of Capricorn and the day of the week was Saturday.

Is January 17, 1931 a day special to you? If so you may like to discover what happened on that day, the zodiac sign and moon phase on January 17, 1931, who was born and died on January 17, 1931, what holidays and observances are celebrated on January 17, 1931, which were the most popular songs, movies (e.g. Seas Beneath, directed by John Ford), TV series (e.g. Looney Tunes) books and videogames back then.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about January 17th, 1931 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What day of the week was January 17, 1931?

January 17, 1931 was a Saturday and it was the 17th day of the year 1931 in the Gregorian calendar.

January 17, 1931 can also be written as 1/17/1931 in the US and as 17/1/1931 in UK and Europe.

January 17, 1931 in January 1931 calendar


January 17, 1931: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for January 17th is Capricorn.

Capricorn is the 10th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between December 22nd and January 19th belong to the Capricorn sign: discover Capricorn personality and who should a Capricorn marry.

Babies born in January are either Capricorn or Aquarius. People born before January 19th are Capricorn, while people born from January 20th have the sign of Aquarius.

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January 17, 1931: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for January 17, 1931 is Goat and the associated element is Metal.

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January 17, 1931: What was the moon phase on that day?

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The moon phase on January 17, 1931 was New Moon.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on January 17, 1931 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on January 17, 1931 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 0% full, rising at 06:54 am and setting at 04:41 pm.

The previous full moon was on Jan 04, 1931 while the next full moon would come on Feb 03, 1931.

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Who was born on January 17, 1931?

Famous people born on January 17, 1931:

  • James Earl Jones
    James Earl Jones

    James earl jones is an american actor known for his deep voice and iconic roles in movies such as darth vader in star wars and mufasa in the...

  • Douglas Wilder

    American politician and the first black elected governor in american history.

  • Frederick Alfred Fox

    Frederick alfred fox is a british composer known for his orchestral and chamber music compositions.

  • Don Zimmer

    American baseball manager and player.

  • James Earl Jones in Mississippi USA actor (Darth Vader - Star Wars Exorcist II Soul Man Roots

    The next generations).

  • L Douglas

    Wilder; american politician (governor-democrat-virginia).

  • Sonja Sutter
  • László Bánhegyi
  • Guido Ghedina
  • Anthony Marriott
  • Eric Jubb
  • Jurij Rudov

Whose famous birthday is on January 17th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on January 17th:

  • Michelle Obama
    Michelle Obama

    Barack obama, a noted american lawyer and spouse to the democratic party nominee for president 2008, is a well-known american lawyer.

  • Jim Carrey
    Jim Carrey

    Versatile comedic actor known for his roles in movies like 'Ace Ventura' and 'The Truman Show.

  • Eartha Kitt
    Eartha Kitt

    Eartha kitt was a renowned pop singer and actress known for her sultry voice and captivating performances, gaining fame for her hit songs...

  • Françoise Hardy
    Françoise Hardy

    French actress and chanson singer, most prominently in german films.

  • Shabba Ranks
    Shabba Ranks

    Shabba ranks is a jamaican singer known for popularizing dancehall music in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

  • Zooey Deschanel
    Zooey Deschanel

    American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress.

  • Betty White
    Betty White

    American actress.

  • Sylvie Testud
    Sylvie Testud

    French actress, writer, director, and amateur painter.

  • Andy Kaufman
    Andy Kaufman

    American actor who did stand-up comedy, impressionist and off-beat stand-up comedy on television, clubs, and at concerts.

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January 17, 1931: How old are you if you were born on that day?

You are 93 years 3 months old,

or 1119 months and 5 days old,

or 4866 weeks and 2 days old,

or 34064 days old,

if you were born on January 17, 1931.

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on January 17, 1931?

There are 270 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Friday January 17th 2025.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on January 17, 1931?

You belong to the Silent Generation if you were born on January 17, 1931.


January 17, 1931: What famous people died on that day?

Famous people died on January 17, 1931:

  • Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia

    Grand duke nicholas nikolaevich's son (born 1864).

  • René Viguier

What famous deaths happened on January 17th?

Famous deaths on January 17th:

  • Virginia Mayo
    Virginia Mayo

    An American film actress who was a major box office draw in the 1940s and 1950s.

  • Richard Crenna
    Richard Crenna

    American actor.

  • Evelyn Nesbit
    Evelyn Nesbit

    Evelyn Nesbit was a popular American model and actress in the early 20th century.

  • Barbara Britton
    Barbara Britton

    Actress (pamela north-mrs north), dies at the age of 59.

  • Derek Fowlds
    Derek Fowlds

    British actor (b.1937).

  • Suchitra Sen
    Suchitra Sen

    Actress from bangladeshi-indian (d. 2014.

  • Faten Hamama
    Faten Hamama

    Egyptian actress and producer (b. 1931).

  • Wana Lumumba

    Wana Lumumba was a Congolese independence leader and the first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Barbara Jordan

    Barbara Jordan was an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights Movement who served as a member of the U.S.

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January 17, 1931: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on January 17, 1931:

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed

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January 17, 1931: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on January 17, 1931 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Seas Beneath

Seas Beneath

Release year: 1931

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: George O'Brien, Marion Lessing, Mona Maris, Walter C. Kelly

The Painted Desert

The Painted Desert

Release year: 1931

Directed by: Howard Higgin, Tom Buckingham

Starring: William Boyd, Helen Twelvetrees, William Farnum, J. Farrell MacDonald

Country: United States of America

Beau Ideal

Beau Ideal

Release year: 1931

Directed by: Herbert Brenon

Starring: Frank McCormick, Ralph Forbes, Lester Vail, Otto Matieson

The Royal Bed

The Royal Bed

Release year: 1931

Directed by: Lowell Sherman

Starring: Lowell Sherman, Mary Astor, Anthony Bushell, Hugh Trevor

Way for a Sailor

Way for a Sailor

Release year: 1930

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: John Gilbert, Wallace Beery, Jim Tully, Leila Hyams

January 17, 1931: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on January 17, 1931 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:

Looney Tunes

Looney Tunes

Release year: 1930

The Little Rascals Classics

The Little Rascals Classics

Release year: 1930

US Midterm Elections

US Midterm Elections

Release year: 1930


Who was the US President on January 17, 1931?

On January 17, 1931 the US President was Herbert Hoover (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 17, 1931?

On January 17, 1931 the UK Prime Minister was Ramsay MacDonald (Labour).

Who was the Pope on January 17, 1931?

On January 17, 1931 the Pope was Pius XI.


What is special about January 17th?

January 17th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 17th day of the month of January. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on January 17th, such as:

  • 2019 - 2019 bogota car bombing. a suicide car bomb attack on the general santander national police academy, bogota, colombia kills at most 20 people and injures over 50 more.
  • 2018 - Unknown gunmen kidnap two americans and two canadians in kaduna state (nigeria). after engaging in a fight with the abductors, two police officers are shot and killed.
  • 2017 - Boko haram insurgency. a nigerian air force plane mistakenly bombs a refugee settlement in borno state near the border to cameroon. at least 90 people were killed and more than 100 were injured. according to reports, the pilot believed that he was attacking boko haram militants.

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What happened in 1931?

1931 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • 1st fireworks are held at Cleveland Stadium
  • 1st trailside museum opens in Cleveland Metroparks
  • Juan Esteban Montero becomes President of Chile

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What was the calendar for January 1931?

January 1931 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with January being the 1st month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

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Saturday January 17, 1931