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Wednesday 8 October 1930

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include James Olsen and Louis Azzato. Sinners' Holiday, directed by John G. Adolfi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930
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Movies

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

Sinners' Holiday

Directed by: John G. Adolfi

Starring: Grant Withers, Lucille La Verne, Warren Hymer

Country: United States

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Up the River

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Claire Luce, Warren Hymer

Country: United States

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Check and Double Check

Directed by: Melville Brown

Starring: Freeman F. Gosden, Charles J. Correll, Sue Carol

Country: United States

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The Big Trail

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel

Country: United States

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Whoopee!

Directed by: Thornton Freeland

Starring: Eddie Cantor, Ethel Shutta, Paul Gregory

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1930 ?

Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
  • James Olsen: Evanston, Illinois -- Actor (Andromeda Strain, Spell).
  • Louis Azzato: American technical engineer and CEO of Foster Wheeler, a construction company that survived the recession of 1991 fairly well.
  • Cosetta Greco: Italian film actress, who appeared in 31 films between 1943 and 1971.
  • Pepper Adams: American saxophonist and composer (The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra) (d. 1986).
  • Alasdair Milne: Indian-English director and producer (d. 2013).
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Facts:
  • Philadelphia Athletics beat Saint Louis Cardinals, four games to two in 27th World Series.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1930?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Harry Emerson Fosdick -- Oct. 6, 1930
  • Science: Science vol. 72 issue 1866
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dwight W. Morrow -- Sep. 29, 1930

Books

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

Cimarron

By: Edna Ferber

The basis for the Academy Award-winning major motion picture starring Best Actor nominee Richard Dix and Best Actress nominee Irene Dunne.This vivid and sweeping tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush, from Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber, traces the stunning challenges ...

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Exile

By: Warwick Deeping

1930. Warwick, a best-selling novelist in both Europe and America in the 1920s and 1930s, became a household name in the years following the publication of Sorrell and Son.

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The Woman of Andros

By: Thornton Wilder

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Years of Grace

By: Margaret Ayers Barnes

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