Thursday 19 April 1928


It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). The Patsy, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

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

The Patsy

The Patsy

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler

Country: United States

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Laugh, Clown, Laugh

Laugh, Clown, Laugh

Directed by: Herbert Brenon

Starring: Lon Chaney, Bernard Siegel, Loretta Young

Country: United States

Street Angel

Street Angel

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Natalie Kingston

Country: United States

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Der Kaufmann von Venedig

Der Kaufmann von Venedig

Directed by: Peter Paul Felner

Starring: Werner Krauss, Henny Porten, Harry Liedtke

Country: United States



Directed by: Ted Wilde

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 April 1928 ?

  • Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
  • Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
  • Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
  • Bicycle Day.
  • The Roman holiday of Cerealia ends. (Roman Empire)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Richard Garwin: American physicist, author, wrote "the dangers of nuclear wars" 1979, married once, three children.
  • Dick Garwin: American scientist, stated as being the first designer of the H-Bomb.
  • Alexis Korner in Paris: France; musician (Blues Inc - "Bootleg Him").
  • John Horlock: English engineer and academic (d. 2015).
  • Alexis Korner: French-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blues Incorporated and Collective Consciousness Society) (d. 1984).
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  • Japanese troops occupies Sjantung-schiereiland
  • Yanks are out of 1st place for 1st time since May 1926
  • 32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Massachusetts in 2:37:07.8.
  • The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1928?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: George Eastman -- Apr. 16, 1928
  • Science: Science vol. 67 issue 1737


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

The Bridge of San Luis by Rey Thornton Wilder

The Bridge of San Luis

By: Rey Thornton Wilder

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Swan Song by John Galsworth

Swan Song

By: John Galsworth

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The Greene Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine

The Greene Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

It has long been a source of wonder to me why the leading criminological writers—men like Edmund Lester Pearson, H. B. Irving, Filson Young, Canon Brookes, William Bolitho, and Harold Eaton—have not devoted more space to the Greene tragedy; for ...

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Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington

Claire Ambler

By: Booth Tarkington

Garden City, New York published Fiction

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