Wednesday 17 June 1931
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John Baldessari and Jacques Destoop.
The Skin Game, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
while Grand Hotel by Vicki Baum was one of the best selling books.
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- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- John Baldessari: American conceptual artist.
- Jacques Destoop: French actor and painter, who was a member of the Comédie-Française.
- Frankie Hewitt: American theater producer and founder in 1967 of the Ford's Theatre Society, responsible for restoring and reopening the historic site as a working theater.
- Mary Hubbard: American leading figure in Scientology, who was the third wife of L. Ron Hubbard, from 1952 until his death in 1986.
- René Teulade: French politician, a member of the Senate of France, representing the Corrèze department.
- Giancarlo Bacci: Italy sport Champion.
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