On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1931

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Charles Lindbergh inaugurates Pan Am service from Cuba to South America in the Sikorsky flying boat "American Clipper"


Famous Birthdays

  • Wayne Andre, American jazz and session trombonist, born in Manchester, Connecticut (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Georgi Atanasov, Bulgarian composer (Gergana), dies at 50
  • Hara Prasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature, dies at 77
  • John Paulus Lotsy, Dutch botanist and geneticist (Resumptio Genetics), dies at 64
1931 Highlights

About November 17, 1931

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Scorpio