Tuesday 24 December 1929


It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Sunnyside Up, directed by David Butler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Sunnyside Up

Sunnyside Up

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Marjorie White

Country: United States

The Manxman

The Manxman

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Anny Ondra, Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen

Country: United States

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Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Kay Johnson, Charles Bickford, Conrad Nagel

Country: United States

Glorifying the American Girl

Glorifying the American Girl

Directed by: Millard Webb

Starring: Mary Eaton, Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan

Country: United States

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Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box

Directed by: Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Starring: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1929 ?

  • 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.
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  • Assassination attempt on Argentine President Hipolito Yrigoyen.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1929 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Chant of the Jungle - Roy Ingraham & His Orchestra
  2. Ruth Etting - More Than You Know

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD cards from 24 December 1929 to enjoy the time of your life

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1929?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Major General Neville -- Dec. 23, 1929
  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1825
  • Vogue


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

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

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.

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Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis


By: Sinclair Lewis

Dodsworth is a satirical novel by American writer Sinclair Lewis, about a retired fellow and his wife who tour Europe together in the 1920's. On their extensive travels across Europe they are soon caught up in vastly different lifestyles, and ...

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Dark Hester by Anne Douglas Sedgwick

Dark Hester

By: Anne Douglas Sedgwick

Young girl's mystery novel from 1919 in England.

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The Bishop Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine

The Bishop Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

The Bishop Murder Case (1928) is the fourth in a series of mystery novels by S. S. Van Dine about fictional detective Philo Vance. The detective solves a mystery built around a nursery rhyme.

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Retro and Vintage gifts

Retro and Vintage gifts

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