On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1931

Historical Events

  • 1st LP record demonstrated (RCA Victor, NYC), venture failed
  • Operetta "Viktoria & Her Hussar" by Paul Abraham (adapted for English by Harry Graham) premieres in London at Palace Theatre h
  • Red Sox Earl Webb sets record with 65 en route to 67 doubles

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAnne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft [Anna Italiano], American actress, director, screenwriter and singer (Graduate, Miracle Worker), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)

Actress Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft

1931 Highlights

About September 17, 1931

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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