Thursday 24 May 1928


It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). The End of St. Petersburg, directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

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

The End of St. Petersburg

The End of St. Petersburg

Directed by: Vsevolod Pudovkin

Starring: Vera Baranovskaya, Aleksandr Chistyakov, Ivan Chuvelyov

Country: United States

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Hangman's House

Hangman's House

Directed by: June Collyer

Starring: Dolores del Rio, Ralph Forbes, Karl Dane

Country: United States

Burning of the Red Lotus Monastery

Burning of the Red Lotus Monastery

Directed by: Shichuan Zhang

Starring: Die Hu, Jie Tang, Xianzhai Wang

Country: United States

Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Directed by: Chas. F. Reisner

Starring: Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, Ernest Torrence

Country: United States

A Daughter of Destiny

A Daughter of Destiny

Directed by: Henrik Galeen

Starring: Brigitte Helm, Paul Wegener, Ivn Petrovich

Country: United States

TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 1928 ?

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • William Trevor: British writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune).
  • Adrian Frutiger: Swiss calligrapher, teacher, typeface designer and typographer.
  • Peter Griffiths: MP.
  • Stanley Baxter: British comedian (Joey Boy, Fast Lady).
  • Stig Erlander: American molecular biologist and nutritionist; ahead of his time with effective methods to treat patients with environmental sensitivities and food allergies.
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  • Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole again

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John D. Rockefeller -- May 21, 1928
  • Science: Science vol. 67 issue 1742


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

The Bridge of San Luis by Rey Thornton Wilder

The Bridge of San Luis

By: Rey Thornton Wilder

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Swan Song by John Galsworth

Swan Song

By: John Galsworth

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The Greene Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine

The Greene Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

It has long been a source of wonder to me why the leading criminological writers—men like Edmund Lester Pearson, H. B. Irving, Filson Young, Canon Brookes, William Bolitho, and Harold Eaton—have not devoted more space to the Greene tragedy; for ...

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Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington

Claire Ambler

By: Booth Tarkington

Garden City, New York published Fiction

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