Tuesday 22 December 1931
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Noël Goutard and Gisela Birkemeyer.
Mata Hari, directed by Greta Garbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
while The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
- Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
- Noël Goutard: French company executive, who held leadership positions in industry groups Pfizer, Schlumberger Thomson and Valeo from 1987 to 2000.
- Gisela Birkemeyer: German hurdler and coach.
- Carlos Graça: São Toméan lawyer and politician Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe (d. 2013).
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