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Thursday 27 August 1936

1936-08-27

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). The Gorgeous Hussy, directed by Clarence Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Gorgeous Hussy

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Swing Time

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore

Country: United States

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Romeo and Juliet

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore

Country: United States

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The Last of the Mohicans

Directed by: George B. Seitz

Starring: Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxon

Country: United States

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Mary of Scotland

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 August 1936 ?

Holidays:
  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
Famous Birthdays:
  • Roger Hemminghaus: American chemical engineer and CEO of Diamond Shamrock, a service station and convenience store chain with over 650 locations nationwide.
  • Joel Kovel: American scholar and author.
  • Dewain Valentine: American sculptor and author.
  • Philippe Labro: French author, journalist and film director, who has worked for RTL, Paris Match, TF1 and Antenne 2. He is a laureate of the Prix Interallié, a French literary distinction founded in 1930, which was awarded for «L'Étudiant étranger» in 1986.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Clockwise from left: Spanish General Francisco Franco, President Manuel Azana and Gen. Emilio Mola
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: William L. Clayton -- Aug. 17, 1936
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Dos Passos -- Aug. 10, 1936

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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