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Wednesday 5 May 1937

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rob Van Gennep and Johnnie Taylor. Captains Courageous, directed by Victor Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937 On TV people were watching Sports Review.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Captains Courageous

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Make Way for Tomorrow

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter

Country: United States

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Shall We Dance

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton

Country: United States

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The Prince and the Pauper

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Henry Stephenson

Country: United States

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Night Must Fall

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Dame May Whitty

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Sports Review

Starring: Howard Marshall

Country: United Kingdom

For the Children

Starring: Mary Adams

Country: United Kingdom

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Queue for Song

Starring: Queenie Leonard, Dennis Van Thai

Country: United Kingdom

Masks Through the Ages

Starring: Duncan Melvin

Country: United Kingdom

Cook's Night Out

Starring: Marcel Boulestin

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 May 1937 ?

Holidays:
  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
  • Eulogios the Confessor
Famous Birthdays:
  • Rob Van Gennep: Publisher.
  • Johnnie Taylor: American singer (d. 2000).
  • Thomas Theobald: American economist, financier and CEO of Continental Bank, a financial institution that is aiming for the niche of the middle-market customer.
  • Dominique Wiel: French priest, found guilty and sentenced to prison for rape then acquitted when the allegations were found to be false.
  • Delia Derbyshire: English keyboard player and composer (White Noise) (d. 2001).
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1937?

  • Life: Jean Harlow
  • Time: Billy and Bobby Mauch in their roles for the film adaptation of Mark Twain's The Prince and the paup
  • Esquire

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Books

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

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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Northwest Passage (novel)

By: Kenneth Roberts

NORTHWEST PASSAGE [NOVEL]

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The Citadel

By: A. J. Cronin

"Cronin's distinguished achievement....No one could have written as fine, honest, and moving a study of a young doctor as The Citadel without possessing great literary taste and skill."

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And So-Victoria

By: Vaughan Wilkins

Wilkins was noted for his novel And So-Victoria --about Queen Victoria. Has lineage chart from George II 1700 to Charles, dicke of Brunswick d. 1873

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