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Friday 21 December 1928

1928-12-21

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
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

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

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lewis Stone

Country: United States

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West of Zanzibar

Directed by: Tod Browning

Starring: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan

Country: United States

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The Wind

Directed by: Victor Seastrom

Starring: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love

Country: United States

Show People

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson

Country: United States

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Find out your future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1928 ?

Holidays:
  • 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.
Facts:
  • 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

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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
  • Science: Science vol. 68 issue 1772

Books

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

The Bridge of San Luis

By: Rey Thornton Wilder

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Swan Song

By: John Galsworth

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The Greene Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

1928 Collier hardcover, S.S. Van Dine (The Philo Vance Murder Cases: 1-The Benson Murder Case & the 'Canary' Murder Case). A family in slowly being murdered off.

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Claire Ambler

By: Booth Tarkington

Garden City, New York published Fiction

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