It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in February 1929 ?
- Wild Orchids
directed by Sidney Franklin
starring: Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, Nils Asther
- The Iron Mask
directed by Allan Dwan
starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte
- The Loves of Casanova
directed by Alexandre Volkoff
starring: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Suzanne Bianchetti, Diana Karenne
- The Canary Murder Case
directed by Malcolm St. Clair
starring: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Hall
directed by Abel Gance
starring: Albert Dieudonn, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Dale
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Which were the important events of Saturday, 23 February 1929 ?
Famous People born
Eduard W "Ed" Bauer [Eddy Evers]
- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
- Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
- Brunei - National Day.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)
- Saint Lazarus (d.867)
: Dutch actor (Bluejackets)
: New York Yankees catcher (first black New York Yankees player/1963 American League Most Valuable Player).
What news were making the headlines those days in February 1929 ?
Science vol. 69 issue 1782
TIME Magazine Cover: Albert Einstein -- Feb. 18, 1929
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.
by Sinclair Lewis
Touring Europe with his beautiful but spoiled wife Fran, millionaire Sam Dodsworth, known as the American Captain of Industry, witnesses the clash of American and English cultures at the same time his marriage falls apart.
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.
Les Poudres Coty Laimant Antique Beauty (1929)
Ward Line Cruise Havana, Mexico City (1929)
Spur Tie Color (1929)
Tell the world why Saturday, 23 February 1929 is such a special date for you!