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Thursday 17 August 1933

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Eugene F Kranz and Tom Courtney. Dinner at Eight, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933
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Movies

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

Dinner at Eight

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery

Country: United States

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Morning Glory

Directed by: Lowell Sherman

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Adolphe Menjou

Country: United States

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Baby Face

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook

Country: United States

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His Private Secretary

Directed by: Philip H. Whitman

Starring: Evalyn Knapp, John Wayne, Reginald Barlow

Country: United States

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Gold Diggers of 1933

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Eugene F Kranz: American NASA executive.
  • Tom Courtney: American runner athlete, winner of two gold medals in 800 meter and 1600 meter relay at the 1956 Summer Olympics.
  • Glenn Corbett: US actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at age 63.
  • Mark Dinning: American singer (Born 1933).
  • Gene Kranz: American lieutenant.
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Facts:
  • Soviet Union test GIRD-R1 rocket (Object 09)
  • Lou Gehrig breaks record by playing in his 1,308th straight baseball game.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1933?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Frances Perkins -- Aug. 14, 1933
  • Science: Science vol. 78 issue 2015
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Marie Dressler -- Aug. 7, 1933

Books

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Anthony Adverse

By: Hervey Allen

Anthony Adverse

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As the Earth Turns

By: Gladys Hasty Carroll

Book by Carroll, Gladys Hasty

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Ann Vickers

By: Sinclair Lewis

Some reviewers were outraged by Ann Vickers when it first appeared in 1933. "Persons unused to horrid and filthy things had better stay at a safe distance from this book," wrote one.

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Magnificent Obsession

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Excerpt from Magnificent Obsession I T had lately become common chatter AT brightwood Hospital better known for three hundred miles around Detroit as Hudson's Clinic that the chief was all but dead on his feet.

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