It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). .
But much more happened that day: find out below..



Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

  • Tarzan EscapesTarzan Escapes
    directed by Richard Thorpe
    starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Buckler
  • Come and Get ItCome and Get It
    directed by Howard Hawks
    starring: Edward Arnold, Joel McCrea, Frances Farmer
  • Les MisérablesLes Misérables
    directed by Raymond Bernard
    starring: Harry Baur, Charles Vanel, Paul Azas
  • The Charge of the Light BrigadeThe Charge of the Light Brigade
    directed by Michael Curtiz
    starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles
  • The Garden of AllahThe Garden of Allah
    directed by Richard Boleslawski
    starring: Marlene Dietrich, Charles Boyer, Basil Rathbone

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Thursday, 05 November 1936 ?

  • R.C. Saints - November 5th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bertilia
  • St. Laetus
  • Pope Zachary
  • St. Sylvia
  • St. Magnus
  • St. Galation
  • St. Fibitius
  • St. Felix and Eusebius
  • St. Elizabeth
  • St. Dominator
  • Ancient Latvia - the festival Katrina
  • United Kingdom and New Zealand - Guy Fawkes night (also called Bonfire night; or Fireworks night): Failure of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament in 1605 is celebrated with bonfires and fireworks.
  • St. Domninus

Famous People born
Michael Dertouzos: Greek-born American computer scientist (d. 2001)


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Magazine Covers

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

  •  Vogue Magazine cover Vogue
  •  Esquire Magazine cover Esquire
  •  TIME Magazine Cover: Joseph M. Patterson & Robert R. McCormick -- Nov. 2, 1936 Time
    TIME Magazine Cover: Joseph M. Patterson & Robert R. McCormick -- Nov. 2, 1936


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 [...]

The Last Puritan by George Santayana

The Last Puritan

by George Santayana

Written by the Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana. As Santayana explained in the prologue, "in Oliver puritanism worked itself out to its logical end. [...]

Sparkenbroke by Charles Morgan


by Charles Morgan

Set in Italy & England, the story of Piers Tenniel, Lord Sparkenbroke, poet and story-teller; of George Hardy, remarkable in contrast for the plain integrity of his character and the steadfastness [...]

Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter D. Edmonds

Drums Along the Mohawk

by Walter D. Edmonds

The bestselling novel behind John Ford’s acclaimed film starring Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, and Edna May Oliver.    When newlyweds Gilbert and Lana Martin settle in the Mohawk Valley in 1776, [...]

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