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Friday 20 August 1937

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Corrie E Moret-de Jong and Ronnie Browne. Dead End, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937 On TV people were watching The Mizzen Cross Trees.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Dead End

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart

Country: United States

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The Life of Emile Zola

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut

Country: United States

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Souls at Sea

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Gary Cooper, George Raft, Frances Dee

Country: United States

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Stella Dallas

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley

Country: United States

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San Quentin

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Mizzen Cross Trees

Starring: Edward Crowther, John Goss, Taylor Harris, Roderick Jones

Country: United Kingdom

Wimbledon

Starring: Sue Barker, John McEnroe, Tim Henman, Andy Murray

Country: United Kingdom

Sports Review

Starring: Howard Marshall

Country: United Kingdom

For the Children

Starring: Mary Adams

Country: United Kingdom

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Queue for Song

Starring: Queenie Leonard, Dennis Van Thai

Country: United Kingdom

Find out your future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1937 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
  • Corrie E Moret-de Jong: Dutch MP (CDA).
  • Ronnie Browne: Scottish musician, singer, teacher and portrait-painter.
  • Bobby Smith: American athlete, a basketball player drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers on 31 March 1959.
  • George Thoma: German ski champion and winner of the cross country in the 1960 Olympics.
  • Jim Bowen: English television host.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1937?

  • Life: Summer Camp
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Paul Muni -- Aug. 16, 1937
  • Life: Black Man on Watermelon Cart

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Books

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

Gone with the Wind

By: Margaret Mitchell

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.Widely

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Northwest Passage (novel)

By: Kenneth Roberts

Northwest Passage is about the career of a great but hitherto almost unknown figure in colonial history major Rogers who's incredible exploits in the five years of the old French War prove him the greatest of all Indian Fighters equally ...

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The Citadel

By: A. J. Cronin

"Cronin's distinguished achievement....No one could have written as fine, honest, and moving a study of a young doctor as The Citadel without possessing great literary taste and skill."

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And So-Victoria

By: Vaughan Wilkins

Wilkins was noted for his novel And So-Victoria --about Queen Victoria. Has lineage chart from George II 1700 to Charles, dicke of Brunswick d. 1873

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Videogames

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