Thursday 17 September 1931
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Anne Bancroft in the Bronx and Jean-Claude Carriere.
Monkey Business, directed by Norman McLeod, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
while Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ruth Kerner.
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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
- Anne Bancroft in the Bronx: New York, USA; American actress (The Graduate) (dies 2005).
- Jean-Claude Carriere: French writer, screenwriter and actor.
- Anne Bancroft: American actress on-screen from 1952 who won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in "The Miracle Worker.
- Didier Motchane: French magistrate and politician, one of the founders of 'Le Centre d'études, de recherches et d'éducation socialiste' (CERES).
- Jean-Claude Carrière: French actor and screenwriter.
- 1st LP record demonstrated (RCA Victor, NYC), venture failed
- Operetta Victoria & Her Husband, premieres in London
- Red Sox Earl Webb sets record with 65 en route to 67 doubles
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