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Friday 23 August 1929

1929-08-23

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Hallelujah!, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 August 1929 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Arabs attack Jews in Israel
  • Hebron Massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attack on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, continuing until the next day, resulted in the death of 65-68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1808
  • Time: Montagu Collet Norman, Governor of the Bank of England
  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1807

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

Dodsworth is a satirical novel by American writer Sinclair Lewis, about a retired fellow and his wife who tour Europe together in the 1920's. On their extensive travels across Europe they are soon caught up in vastly different lifestyles, and ...

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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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