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Thursday 27 August 1931

1931-08-27

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Waterloo Bridge, directed by James Whale, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: James Whale

Starring: Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd

Country: United States

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The Horse Ate the Hat

Directed by: Ren Clair

Starring: Albert Prjean, Geymond Vital, Olga Tschechowa

Country: United States

Street Scene

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, William Collier Jr., Estelle Taylor

Country: United States

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Guilty Hands

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Kay Francis, Madge Evans

Country: United States

Bad Girl

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Minna Gombell

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 August 1931 ?

Holidays:
  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sri Chinmoy: Chinmoy Kumar Ghose founder of the meditation centres (Born 1931).
  • Joe Cunningham: American baseball player and coach.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Chairman of the Governing Board of Chase National Bank
  • Science: Science vol. 74 issue 1912
  • Time: Counsel Samuel Seabury of New York City

Books

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

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

Willa Cather's novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to a new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they ...

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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

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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