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Wednesday 23 May 1934

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Malcolm Gill and Robert Moog. Mother, directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934
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Movies

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Mother

Directed by: Vsevolod Pudovkin

Starring: Vera Baranovskaya, Nikolai Batalov, Aleksandr Chistyakov

Country: United States

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The Thin Man

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan

Country: United States

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Born to Be Bad

Directed by: Lowell Sherman

Starring: Loretta Young, Cary Grant, Jackie Kelk

Country: United States

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The Man from Utah

Directed by: Robert Bradbury

Starring: John Wayne, Polly Ann Young, Anita Campillo

Country: United States

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Blue Steel

Directed by: Robert Bradbury

Starring: John Wayne, Eleanor Hunt, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
Famous Birthdays:
  • Malcolm Gill: deputy head (Bank for International Settlements).
  • Robert Moog: American businessman invented the Moog synthesizer (d. 2005).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Clyde Barrow: American professional criminal, famed for bank robberies with his partner Bonnie.
  • Bonnie Parker: Outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush.
Facts:
  • Wallace Carothers manufactures first nylon (polymeer 66).
  • Texas and Louisiana state police shoot to death notorious criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow near Sailes, Louisiana. The Barrow Gang was believed responsible for the deaths of 13 people, including nine police officers.
  • The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the ''Battle of Toledo'', a five-day melee between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers.
  • Tomáš Masaryk is re-elected president of Czechoslovakia.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Koki Hirota -- May 21, 1934
  • Science: Science vol. 79 issue 2055
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Samuel Insull -- May 14, 1934

Books

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Anthony Adverse

By: Hervey Allen

Anthony Adverse

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Lamb in His Bosom

By: Caroline Miller

In 1934, Caroline Miller's novel Lamb in His Bosom won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. It was the first novel by a Georgia author to win a Pulitzer, soon followed by Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind in 1937.

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So Red the Rose

By: Stark Young

Young's novel of war coming to the Natchez region of Mississippi has long been considered one of the best of Civil War novels. “If you would understand what was best in the Old South, its attitude toward life, you will ...

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Good-bye, Mr. Chips

By: James Hilton

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (originally, Good-bye, Mr. Chips) is a short novel about the life of a schoolteacher, Mr. Chipping, written by the English writer James Hilton, published in the United States in June 1934 by Little, Brown and Company and ...

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