Tuesday 17 March 1931, St. Patrick's Day
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Eunice Gayson and Andre Vlayen.
Mary, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
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- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Eunice Gayson: London, England -- Actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love).
- Andre Vlayen: Belgium sport Champion.
- Paul Giannoli: Marseille Journalist.
- David Peakall: English-American chemist and toxicologist (d. 2001).
- Stalin throws Krupskaya Lenin out of Central Committee
- Nevada legalizes gambling.
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