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Monday 12 October 1931

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Raoul Pleskow and KN Rao. Susan Lenox <Her Fall and Rise>, directed by Greta Garbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931 On TV people were watching Ruth Kerner.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Susan Lenox <Her Fall and Rise>

Directed by: Greta Garbo

Starring: Bert Lahr, Charlotte Greenwood, Pat O'Brien

Country: United States

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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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 12 October 1931 ?

  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Raoul Pleskow: Composer.
  • KN Rao: Indian celebrated Hindu astrologer based in Delhi and author of several illuminating books about jyotish (Vedic), spiced with his ever pertinent and out-spoken comments.
  • Aristide Pozzali: Italy sport Champion.
  • Ole-Johan Dahl: Norwegian computer scientist and academic co-developed Simula (d. 2002).
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  • 1st International Conference on Calendar Reform

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Baron Kijuro Shidehara -- Oct. 12, 1931
  • Science: Science vol. 74 issue 1919
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Primo Carnera -- Oct. 5, 1931


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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