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Monday 17 August 1931

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gérard Guiraudon and Tony Wrigley. Guilty Hands, directed by W.S. Van Dyke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931 On TV people were watching Television Today.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

Guilty Hands

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Kay Francis, Madge Evans

Country: United States

Bad Girl

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Minna Gombell

Country: United States

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The Miracle Woman

Directed by: Frank R. Capra

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Sam Hardy

Country: United States

Night Nurse

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell

Country: United States

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Smart Money

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Television Today

Starring: Charles E. Butterfield

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1931 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gérard Guiraudon: French cardiac surgeon, specializing in cardiac electrophysiological interventions.
  • Tony Wrigley: English historian demographer and academic.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Counsel Samuel Seabury of New York City
  • Science: Science vol. 74 issue 1911
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Paul W. Litchfield -- Aug. 10, 1931

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Books

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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