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Thursday 1 October 1931

1931-10-01

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Monkey Business, directed by Norman McLeod, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
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Movies

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

Monkey Business

Directed by: Norman McLeod

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, The Marx Brothers

Country: United States

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Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: James Whale

Starring: Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd

Country: United States

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The Horse Ate the Hat

Directed by: Ren Clair

Starring: Albert Prjean, Geymond Vital, Olga Tschechowa

Country: United States

Street Scene

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, William Collier Jr., Estelle Taylor

Country: United States

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Guilty Hands

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Kay Francis, Madge Evans

Country: United States

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Ruth Kerner

Starring: Ruth Kerner

Country: United States

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 October 1931 ?

Holidays:
  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jacques Fihey: French clergyman, the Bishop Emeritus of Coutances and Avranches.
  • Michel Jantzen: French architect but of himself he says: "I do not consider myself an architect, but rather an artist and inventor who often uses architecture as an art form.
  • Reginald Hall: Endocrinologist.
  • Sylvano Bussotti: Italian violinist and composer.
  • Anwar Shamim: Pakistani general (d. 2013).
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Facts:
  • Spanish Cortes accept general female suffrage
  • The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens.

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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1931?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pierre Laval & Aristide Briand -- Sep. 28, 1931
  • Science: Science vol. 74 issue 1917
  • Time: "As Texas goes, so goes the South"

Books

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

The Good Earth

By: Pearl S. Buck

Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained ...

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Shadows on the Rock

By: Willa Cather

Willa Cather's novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to a new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they ...

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A White Bird Flying

By: Bess Streeter Aldrich

Abbie Deal, the matriarch of a pioneer Nebraska family, has died at the beginning of A White Bird Flying, leaving her china and heavy furniture to others and to her granddaughter Laura the secret of her dream of finer things.

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Grand Hotel

By: Vicki Baum

A grand hotel in the center of 1920s Berlin serves as a microcosm of the modern world in Vicki Baum’s celebrated novel, a Weimar-era best seller that retains all its verve and luster today.

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