It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in December 1932 ?

  • Frisco JennyFrisco Jenny
    directed by William A. Wellman
    starring: Ruth Chatterton, Louis Calhern, Helen Jerome Eddy
  • The Animal KingdomThe Animal Kingdom
    directed by Edward H. Griffith
    starring: Ann Harding, Leslie Howard, Myrna Loy
  • Rasputin and the EmpressRasputin and the Empress
    directed by Richard Boleslavsky
    starring: John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore
  • The MummyThe Mummy
    directed by Karl Freund
    starring: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners
  • No Man of Her OwnNo Man of Her Own
    directed by Wesley Ruggles
    starring: Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Dorothy Mackaill
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Friday, 23 December 1932 ?


Holidays
  • 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

Famous People born
Revjames Cleveland: Rocker
Tertius Metcalf: Businessman
James Cleveland in Chicago: Illinois, USA; reverend, gospel musician ("Old Time Religion", "It's Me O Lord").

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Personalised Chocolate Gifts

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1932 ?

  •  Science vol. 76 issue 1982 Science
    Science vol. 76 issue 1982
  •  Vogue Magazine cover Vogue
  •  TIME Magazine Cover: Henry T. Rainey -- Dec. 19, 1932 Time
    TIME Magazine Cover: Henry T. Rainey -- Dec. 19, 1932
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Books

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

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

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.

The Fountain by Charles Morgan

The Fountain

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.

Sons by Pearl S. Buck

Sons

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.

Magnolia Street by Louis Golding

Magnolia Street

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.

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