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

  • Anne Bancroft [Anna Italiano], American stage and screen Emmy, Oscar, and Tony Award-winning actress (The Graduate; The Miracle Worker), director, and screenwriter, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)
1931 Highlights

About September 17, 1931

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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