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Saturday 17 May 1924

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Frantisek Kovaricek and Thomas Baird. The Chechahcos, directed by Lewis H. Moomaw, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Chechahcos

Directed by: Lewis H. Moomaw

Starring: William Dills, Albert Van Antwerp, Eva Gordon

Country: United States

White Shadows

Directed by: Graham Cutts

Starring: Betty Compson, Clive Brook, Henry Victor

Country: United States

Cytherea

Directed by: George Fitzmaurice

Starring: Irene Rich, Lewis Stone, Norman Kerry

Country: United States

Sherlock Jr.

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton

Country: United States

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Girl Shy

Directed by: Fred Newmeyer

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Richard Daniels

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

From Sparks: Flames (1924 TV Series)

From Sparks: Flames

Written by: Dmitri Bassalygo

Directed by: Dmitri Bassalygo

Starring: Grigori Levkoyev, Olga Tretyakova

From Sparks: Flames

Written by: Dmitri Bassalygo

Directed by: Dmitri Bassalygo

Starring: Grigori Levkoyev, Olga Tretyakova

From Sparks: Flames

Written by: Dmitri Bassalygo

Directed by: Dmitri Bassalygo

Starring: Grigori Levkoyev, Olga Tretyakova

From Sparks: Flames

Written by: Dmitri Bassalygo

Directed by: Dmitri Bassalygo

Starring: Grigori Levkoyev, Olga Tretyakova

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1924 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Frantisek Kovaricek: Composer.
  • Thomas Baird: Vice-admiral.
  • Lord Tombs: CEO (Rolls Royce).
  • Gabriel Bacquier: French baritone opera singer who debuted at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, 1953.
  • Claude Moss: American psychologist and writer, the author of "Hypnosis in Perspective," 1965 and "The Hypnotic Investigation of Dreams," 1967.
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Facts:
  • 50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1924 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Fare You Well, Old Joe Clark - Fiddlin' John Carson
  2. Limehouse Blues - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  3. It's a Man, Every Time, It's a Man - Marcia Freer

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1924?

  • Science: Science vol. 59 issue 1533
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Homer St. Gaudens -- May 12, 1924
  • Science: Science vol. 59 issue 1532

Books

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

So Big

By: Edna Ferber

"A masterpiece. . . . It has the completeness, [the] finality, that grips and exalts and convinces." — Literary Review Widely regarded as the master work of celebrated author and Algonquin Round Table mainstay Edna Ferber—who also penned other classics ...

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The Plastic Age

By: Percy Marks

When The Plastic Age became a controversial best seller, Marks got hundreds of letters applauding him for tearing the veil of hypocrisy from around the depravities of college life, berat­ing him for spoiling the game by publiciz­ing it, or seeking ...

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The Little French Girl

By: Anne Douglas Sedgwick

TITLE: THE LITTLE FRENCH GIRL By ANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK 1924 AUTHOR: ANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: GROSSET & DUNLAP, NY 1924 EDITION: First Edition assumed for Grosset CATEGORY: Children, Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: Blue

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The Heirs Apparent

By: Philip Gibbs

tale of a youth, that is utterly impatient of the muddle of the world, & bitterly resentful that it is expected to set right the muddle of centuries

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