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Friday 25 December 1936

1936-12-25

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). After the Thin Man, directed by W.S. Van Dyke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

After the Thin Man

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart

Country: United States

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Camille

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Great Guy

Directed by: John G. Blystone

Starring: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, James Burke

Country: United States

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Lloyd's of London

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Madeleine Carroll, Freddie Bartholomew

Country: United States

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The Plainsman

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Composer at the Piano

Country: United Kingdom

Pre-View

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Elizabeth Cowell

Country: United Kingdom

Dish of the Month

Starring: Marcel Boulestin

Country: United Kingdom

The World of Women

Country: United Kingdom

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Cabaret Cruise

Starring: A.B. Campbell

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1936 ?

Holidays:
  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ismail Merchant: Indian-English director and producer (d. 2005).
  • Johannes De Haan: .
  • Alexandra HEOC: English Princess / Daughter of sir Angus Ogilvy.
  • HRH Princess: Alexandra of Kent.
  • Alexandra : British royalty, one of the most popular of the royal set, the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, sister to Edward, the Duke of Kent and to Michael of Kent.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Ron Hamence scores 104 for South Africa versus Queensland before 4,865.
  • Belgian bishops condemn fascism and communism.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1936 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Easy To Love - Ray Noble & His Orchestra (Vocal Al Bowlly)
  2. Bing Crosby - Let's Call A Heart A Heart

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1936?

  • Life: Beaverbrook Baby
  • Time: Edward Johnson, the NYC Metropolitan Opera House's affable general manager. Also a tenor in opera
  • Life: Canterbury

Books

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

Gone with the Wind

By: Margaret Mitchell

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.Widely

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The Last Puritan

By: George Santayana

Written by the Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana. As Santayana explained in the prologue, "in Oliver puritanism worked itself out to its logical end. He convinced himself, on puritan grounds, that it was wrong to be a puritan."

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Sparkenbroke

By: Charles Morgan

. sl tears to dw, odd fox to eps

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Drums Along the Mohawk

By: Walter D. Edmonds

As the war rages through the Mohawk Valley, newlyweds Gilbert and Lana Martin must arm themselves with knife and musket and face a powerful alliance of green-coated Tories, British regulars, and the Iroquois.

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