Monday 17 November 1930
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Brian Joseph Lenihan and David Werner Amram.
Murder!, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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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- Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
- Life Day
- International Students Day
- R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
- Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Brian Joseph Lenihan: Politician.
- David Werner Amram: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Composer (Splendor in the Grass).
- Bob Mathias in Tulare: California, USA; decathlete (Olympic-gold-1948, 1952).
- David Amram in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; composer (Splendor in the Grass).
- James Dunnachie: Scottish politician, a Member of Parliament, Labour representative returned at General Election 6/11/1987.
- Arlette Gruss: French circus artist, the eldest daughter of master equestrian Alexis Gruss senior (1909-1985) and Lucienne Beautour (1914-1998).
- Bob Mathias: American athlete who was the sole competitor in modern history to win the decathlon on two separate occasions. He first was the decathlon champion at the 1948 Olympic games in England, then again at the Helsinki Olympic games in 1952.
- Jackson Randolph: American accountant and CEO of Cincinnati Gas & Electric, a utilities company. A college graduate with a BBA and MBA in Accounting, Randolph reserves some time to head the local Boy Scouts council.
- Robert Mathias: Tulare sports Champions
- Musical Sweet & Low with Fanny Brice premieres in New York City
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