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Wednesday 21 August 1929

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada and X J Kennedy. Hallelujah!, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
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 months ?

Hallelujah!

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine

Country: United States

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Words and Music

Directed by: James Tinling

Starring: Lois Moran, David Percy, Helen Twelvetrees

Country: United States

Lucky Star

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Country: United States

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Madame X

Directed by: Lionel Barrymore

Starring: Ruth Chatterton, Lewis Stone, Raymond Hackett

Country: United States

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High Voltage

Directed by: Howard Higgin

Starring: William Boyd, Carole Lombard, Owen Moore

Country: United States

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Find out your future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1929 ?

Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada: Leader of South African Communist Party.
  • X J Kennedy: American poet.
  • X Kennedy: American poet, translator, anthologist, editor, and author of children's literature and textbooks on English literature and poetry.
  • Xj Kennedy: Dover Writer.
  • Herman Badillo: Puerto Rican-American lawyer and politician (d. 2014).
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Facts:
  • Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1929?

  • Time: Montagu Collet Norman, Governor of the Bank of England
  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1807
  • Time: Southern Pacific Railroad President

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Books

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

All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Erich Maria Remarque

Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches.

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Dodsworth

By: Sinclair Lewis

A satirical novel by Sinclair Lewis, enjoying the differences in morals, intellect and manners between Americans and Europeans.

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Dark Hester

By: Anne Douglas Sedgwick

Young girl's mystery novel from 1919 in England.

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The Bishop Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

This early work by S. S. Van Dine was originally published in 1928 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Bishop Murder Case' is one of Van Dine's novels of crime and mystery.

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Videogames

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