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Monday 24 December 1934

1934-12-24

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Forsaking All Others, directed by W.S. Van Dyke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934
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Movies

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

Forsaking All Others

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable

Country: United States

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Bright Eyes

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Shirley Temple, James Dunn, Jane Darwell

Country: United States

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Babes in Toyland

Directed by: Gus Meins

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Virginia Karns

Country: United States

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'Neath the Arizona Skies

Directed by: Harry Fraser

Starring: John Wayne, Sheila Terry, Shirley Jean Rickert

Country: United States

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It's a Gift

Directed by: Norman McLeod

Starring: W.C. Fields, Kathleen Howard, Jean Rouverol

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1934 ?

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:
  • Stjepan Mesic: president of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement and president of Croatia.
  • John Critchinson: English pianist and composer.
  • Stjepan Mesić: Croatian lawyer and politician 2nd President of Croatia.
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Facts:
  • Grimmett takes 9-180 for SA as Queensland make 430
  • Actor Lionel Barrymore begins what will become an annual tradition of the Golden Age of Radio ampndash playing the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in dramatizations of Charles Dickens's ''A Christmas Carol''. Barrymore continues playing Scrooge on radio until shortly before his death in 1954. He will also make a 78-RPM record album of the classic story, which will later be released on LP.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1934 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Blue Danube - Ray Noble & His Orchestra
  2. Believe it, Beloved - Fats Waller
  3. Love is Just Around the Corner - Bing Crosby

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1934?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Thomas Hart Benton -- Dec. 24, 1934
  • Science: Science vol. 80 issue 2086
  • Time: Franklin Roosevelt's staff: Louis McHenry Howe, Marguerite Le Hand, Marvin Hunter ('Mac') Mclntyre,

Books

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

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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