It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in December 1932 ?
- Frisco Jenny
directed by William A. Wellman
starring: Ruth Chatterton, Louis Calhern, Helen Jerome Eddy
- The Animal Kingdom
directed by Edward H. Griffith
starring: Ann Harding, Leslie Howard, Myrna Loy
- Rasputin and the Empress
directed by Richard Boleslavsky
starring: John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore
- The Mummy
directed by Karl Freund
starring: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners
- No Man of Her Own
directed by Wesley Ruggles
starring: Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Dorothy Mackaill
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Which were the important events of Friday, 23 December 1932 ?
Famous People born
- Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
- Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
- Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
- R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
- Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
- Japan - The Emperor's Birthday - Birthday of Akihito, the current Emperor of Japan
- Roman festivals - Larentalia, a festival in honor of Larenta
- Ancient Latvia - Ziemassvetki held
James Cleveland in Chicago
: Illinois, USA; reverend, gospel musician ("Old Time Religion", "It's Me O Lord").
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
The Good Earth
by Pearl S. Buck
Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics.
by Charles Morgan
Setting, 1915, Enkendaal, the castle of the VanLeydens, A Dutch family of ancient lineage. To it comes Lewis Alison, a British officer interned for the duration of the war.
by Pearl S. Buck
The second installment in Pearl S. Buck’s acclaimed Good Earth trilogy: the powerful story of three brothers whose greed will bring their family to the brink of ruinSons begins where The Good Earth ended: Revolution is sweeping through China.
by Louis Golding
Louis Golding (1895-1958), a Ukrainian-Jewish writer born in Manchester, wrote Magnolia Street, a 1932 bestseller based on the Hightown area of Manchester, as it was in the 1920s featuring a street divided into 'gentile' and 'Jewish' sides.
Southern Pacific Railroad Add the Whole Coast (1932)
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