Thursday 24 October 1929


It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Sam Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
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 Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

Directed by: Sam Taylor

Starring: Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Edwin Maxwell

Country: United States

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Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Fuller Mellish Jr.

Country: United States

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Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood

Country: United States

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The Mysterious Island

The Mysterious Island

Directed by: Lucien Hubbard

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Jacqueline Gadsden, Lloyd Hughes

Country: United States

Die Weber

Die Weber

Directed by: Friedrich Zelnik

Starring: Paul Wegener, Valeska Stock, Hermann Picha

Country: United States

TV Series

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Historical Events

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  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
Famous Birthdays:
  • C Rogers: American executive and CEO of Equifax, an insurance services and data base venture company.
  • Jim Brosnan: American baseball player, a right-handed pitcher with the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago White Sox between 1954 and 1963.
  • George H Crumb: Charleston, West Virginia -- Composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time).
  • James Brosnan: Baseball player / writer (Long Season).
  • Hubert Aquin: Canadian novelist, political activist and editor (Born 1929).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Black Thursday, start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
  • First day of New York stock market crash, Black Thursday.
  • Song "Happy Days are Here Again" is published in the USA.
  • ''Black Thursday'' stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • October 29 ampndash Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).

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

  • Time: U.S. Ambassador to Cuba
  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1816


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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