Saturday 1 August 1936


It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Mary of Scotland, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Mary of Scotland

Mary of Scotland

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge

Country: United States

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Satan Met a Lady

Satan Met a Lady

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth

Country: United States

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The Devil-Doll

The Devil-Doll

Directed by: Lionel Barrymore

Starring: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy

Country: United States



Directed by: Geo. Fitzmaurice

Starring: Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, Cary Grant

Country: United States

San Francisco

San Francisco

Directed by: Clark Gable

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart

Country: United States

TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 August 1936 ?

  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
  • Switzerland - National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • W Hamilton: Egyptian-English biologist psychologist and academic (d. 2000).
  • Laurie Taylor: English sociologist radio host and academic.
  • Yves Laurent: Fashion Designer.
  • Yves Saint Laurent: French-Algerian designer; in the world of fashion, a once-in-a-generation designer and pace-setter.
  • WD Hamilton: British evolutionary biologist (d. 2000).
See other famous people born on 01 August
  • Adolph Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin
  • Benjamin E Mays named President of Morehouse College

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1936?

  • Esquire
  • Time: Dentist in Boston and American Dental Association president


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the Wind

By: Margaret Mitchell

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.Widely

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The Last Puritan by George Santayana

The Last Puritan

By: George Santayana

Published in 1935, George Santayana's The Last Puritan was the American philosopher's only novel. It became an instant best-seller, immediately linked in its painful voyage of self discovery to The Education of Henry Adams.

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Sparkenbroke by Charles Morgan


By: Charles Morgan

. sl tears to dw, odd fox to eps

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Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter D. Edmonds

Drums Along the Mohawk

By: Walter D. Edmonds

As the war rages through the Mohawk Valley, newlyweds Gilbert and Lana Martin must arm themselves with knife and musket and face a powerful alliance of green-coated Tories, British regulars, and the Iroquois.

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