Tuesday 17 September 1929
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Stirling Moss and John Stewart-Clark.
The Great Divide, directed by Reginald Barker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
while The Bishop Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
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- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Stirling Moss: auto racer, killed while racing at age 32.
- John Stewart-Clark: MEP (C).
- Lord Craig of Radley: Marshal (RAF).
- Sir Stirling Moss: English race car driver.
- Henri Delauze: French engineer, diver and entrepreneur who founded the company COMEX.
- Sil Austin: American saxophonist (d. 2001).
- David Craig: Baron Craig of Radley Irish air marshal and politician.
- Pat Crowley: American actress.
- British troops begin evacuating
- A coup ousts Augustinas Voldemaras in Lithuania the new president is Antanas Smetona.
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