Wednesday 17 April 1929
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lady [James] Mellon and Peggy McKercher.
Alibi, directed by Roland West, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
British Movietone News (1929 TV Series)
Which were the important events of 17 April 1929 ?
- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
- Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
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What news were making the headlines those days in April 1929?
- Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Edgar Wallace -- Apr. 15, 1929
- Science: Science vol. 69 issue 1789
- Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Senator Reed Smoot -- Apr. 8, 1929
Genealogy: find out your family heritage
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches.
Dodsworth is a satirical novel by American writer Sinclair Lewis, about a retired fellow and his wife who tour Europe together in the 1920's. On their extensive travels across Europe they are soon caught up in vastly different lifestyles, and ...
Young girl's mystery novel from 1919 in England.
From dust jacket notes: "Amateur sleuth Philo Vance uses his innate analytical skills to solve four of the most puzzling murder cases ever to emerge from the district attorney's office in New York City.
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
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