Friday 21 December 1928


It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). In Old Arizona, directed by Irving Cummings, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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

In Old Arizona

In Old Arizona

Directed by: Irving Cummings

Starring: Warner Baxter, Edmund Lowe, Dorothy Burgess

Country: United States

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A Woman of Affairs

A Woman of Affairs

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lewis Stone

Country: United States

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West of Zanzibar

West of Zanzibar

Directed by: Tod Browning

Starring: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan

Country: United States

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The Wind

The Wind

Directed by: Victor Seastrom

Starring: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love

Country: United States

Show People

Show People

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Find out your future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1928 ?

  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Luigi Cadorna: Italian fieldmarshal (WWI, Caporetto), dies at age 78.
  • The U.S. Congress approves the construction of Boulder Dam, later renamed Hoover Dam.
  • Drought leading to famine in China.
  • ''Coca Cola'' enters Europe through the Amsterdam Olympics.
  • Eliot Ness begins to lead the prohibition unit in Chicago.
  • The old Canaanite city of Ugarit is rediscovered.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1928 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Frank Crumit - A Gay Caballero
  2. You're the Cream in My Coffee - Ben Selvin & His Orchestra

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 68 issue 1773
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Christ of the Andes -- Dec. 17, 1928


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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Retro and Vintage gifts

Retro and Vintage gifts

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Tell the world why 21 December 1928 is such a special date for you!