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Monday 24 December 1928, Christmas Eve

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anver Joffrey and Lev Vlassenko. In Old Arizona, directed by Irving Cummings, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

In Old Arizona

Directed by: Irving Cummings

Starring: Warner Baxter, Edmund Lowe, Dorothy Burgess

Country: United States

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A Woman of Affairs

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lewis Stone

Country: United States

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West of Zanzibar

Directed by: Tod Browning

Starring: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan

Country: United States

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The Wind

Directed by: Victor Seastrom

Starring: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love

Country: United States

Show People

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1928 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Anver Joffrey: American dancer and choreographer who held dance as his dream from the age of seven when he saw Astaire and Kelly movies.
  • Lev Vlassenko: Georgian-Australian pianist and educator (d. 1996).
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Facts:
  • George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) opens at 152 W 54th St, New York City

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1928 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. My Blackbirds are Bluebirds Now - Ruth Etting

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1928?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cardinal O'Connell -- Dec. 24, 1928
  • Science: Science vol. 68 issue 1773
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Christ of the Andes -- Dec. 17, 1928

Books

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

The Bridge of San Luis

By: Rey Thornton Wilder

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Swan Song

By: John Galsworth

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The Greene 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 Greene Murder Case' is one of Van Dine's novels of crime and mystery.

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Claire Ambler

By: Booth Tarkington

Garden City, New York published Fiction

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Videogames

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