Friday 31 August 1928


It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Our Dancing Daughters, directed by Harry Beaumont, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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

Our Dancing Daughters

Our Dancing Daughters

Directed by: Harry Beaumont

Starring: Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Nils Asther

Country: United States

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The Patriot

The Patriot

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Emil Jannings, Lewis Stone, Florence Vidor

Country: United States

The Mysterious Lady

The Mysterious Lady

Directed by: Fred Niblo

Starring: Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Country: United States

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Lilac Time

Lilac Time

Directed by: George Fitzmaurice

Starring: Colleen Moore, Gary Cooper, Burr McIntosh

Country: United States

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The Mating Call

The Mating Call

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: Thomas Meighan, Evelyn Brent, Rene Adore

Country: United States

TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 1928 ?

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Famous Birthdays:
  • James Coburn in Laurel: Nebraska, USA; actor (Our Man Flint, Magnificent Seven).
  • Jeremy Stephen Maas: Writer / art dealer.
  • James Coburn: American actor, 6' 2", lean and lazily relaxed in variety of character roles from cowboy to master spy, maturing into sophisticated comedy as a rakishly elegant tough guy.
  • Antônio Villaça: Brazilian writer, journalist, lecturer and translator.
  • Jaime Sin: Filipino Cardinal Archbishop of Manila, prominent leader during the People Power Revolution (Born 1928).
See other famous people born on 31 August
  • Brecht and Weils Dreigroschenoper premieres
  • ''The Threepenny Opera'' () by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill opens at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, Berlin.
  • Richard Byrd leaves New York for the Arctic.
  • Zog I, Skanderbeg III, the President of Albania, is crowned as the King of Albania.

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1928?

  • Science: Science vol. 68 issue 1757
  • Time: Pundit Frank Richardson Kent, columnist and Vice President of the Baltimore Sun.


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

The Bridge of San Luis by Rey Thornton Wilder

The Bridge of San Luis

By: Rey Thornton Wilder

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Swan Song by John Galsworth

Swan Song

By: John Galsworth

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The Greene Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine

The Greene Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

It has long been a source of wonder to me why the leading criminological writers—men like Edmund Lester Pearson, H. B. Irving, Filson Young, Canon Brookes, William Bolitho, and Harold Eaton—have not devoted more space to the Greene tragedy; for ...

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Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington

Claire Ambler

By: Booth Tarkington

Garden City, New York published Fiction

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