Friday 24 July 1931


It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). The Miracle Woman, directed by Frank R. Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
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 ?

The Miracle Woman

The Miracle Woman

Directed by: Frank R. Capra

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Sam Hardy

Country: United States

Night Nurse

Night Nurse

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell

Country: United States

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Smart Money

Smart Money

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp

Country: United States

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The Smiling Lieutenant

The Smiling Lieutenant

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins

Country: United States

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Maciste in Hell

Maciste in Hell

Directed by: Guido Brignone

Starring: Bartolomeo Pagano, Elena Sangro, Lucia Zanussi

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 July 1931 ?

  • Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
  • St. Ruffin
  • St. Wulfhad
  • St. David
  • St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Éric Tabarly: French commander (d. 1998).
  • Ermanno Olmi: Italian documentary film maker, director and producer.
  • Eric Tabarly: .
  • James Woods: American financier, accountant and CEO of Baker Hughes, a large oil company with horizontal drilling experience.
  • Oscar Ichazo: Bolivian-born spiritual teacher, the founder of the Arica School in Chile and without doubt one of the great cornerstone founders of the spiritual enneagram.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6)
  • A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1931?

  • Science: Science vol. 74 issue 1908
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nikola Tesla -- July 20, 1931


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

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

The Good Earth

By: Pearl S. Buck

Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained ...

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Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather

Shadows on the Rock

By: Willa Cather

Set in seventeenth-century Canada, an evocation of North American origins highlights the men and women who struggled to adapt to the new world even as they clung to the one they left behind.

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A White Bird Flying by Bess Streeter Aldrich

A White Bird Flying

By: Bess Streeter Aldrich

Abbie Deal, the matriarch of a pioneer Nebraska family, has died at the beginning of A White Bird Flying, leaving her china and heavy furniture to others and to her granddaughter Laura the secret of her dream of finer things.

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Grand Hotel by Vicki Baum

Grand Hotel

By: Vicki Baum

A grand hotel in the center of 1920s Berlin serves as a microcosm of the modern world in Vicki Baum’s celebrated novel, a Weimar-era best seller that retains all its verve and luster today.

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