What Happened on November 17, 1931

Historical Events

Historic Event

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? 91 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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