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Saturday 28 December 1929

1929-12-28

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). The Farmer's Wife, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Farmer's Wife

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Jameson Thomas, Lillian Hall-Davis, Gordon Harker

Country: United States

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Under the Roofs of Paris

Directed by: Ren Clair

Starring: Albert Prjean, Pola Illry, Edmond T. Grville

Country: United States

Sunnyside Up

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Marjorie White

Country: United States

The Manxman

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Anny Ondra, Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen

Country: United States

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Dynamite

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Kay Johnson, Charles Bickford, Conrad Nagel

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 December 1929 ?

Holidays:
  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Brian Redhead: English journalist and author (d. 1994).
  • Terry Sawchuk: Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 1970).
  • Maarten Schmidt: Netherlands -- US astronomer (quasars).
  • Richard Williams: American child prodigy who, as one of the radio Quiz Kids, appeared on more of the shows than any of the others.
  • Owen Bieber: United Auto Workers president.
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Facts:
  • quotBlack Saturdayquot in Samoa: New Zealand colonial police kill 11 unarmed demonstrators, an event which leads the Mau movement to demand independence for Samoa.ref name=quotMeleisea, Malama 1987, pp.137-8quotMeleisea, Malama, ''Lagaga: A Short History of Western Samoa'', 1987, ISBN 982-02-0029-6, pp.137–8

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1826
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Major General Neville -- Dec. 23, 1929
  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1825

Books

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

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

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

Young girl's mystery novel from 1919 in England.

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The Bishop Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

This early work by S. S. Van Dine was originally published in 1928 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Bishop Murder Case' is one of Van Dine's novels of crime and mystery.

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