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Thursday 31 December 1931

1931-12-31

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
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 30 days ?

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart

Country: United States

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À Nous la Liberté

Directed by: Ren Clair

Starring: Raymond Cordy, Henri Marchand, Rolla France

Country: United States

Mata Hari

Directed by: Greta Garbo

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell

Country: United States

Tonight or Never

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas, Alison Skipworth

Country: United States

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Arrowsmith

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

William Searle

Starring: William Searle

Country: United States

Gladys Kahn

Starring: Gladys Kahn

Country: United States

Strange People

Starring: Henrietta Dunlap

Country: United States

Television Magic

Starring: Edwin Howard

Country: United States

Mortimer Miller

Starring: Mortimer Miller

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1931 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michel Bernard: French Field and Track champion, the winner of the 5,000 m. race at Rome, and the 1,500 m. race at Tokyo, 1964.
  • Ray Graves: American football player and coach (d. 2015).
  • Bob Shaw: United Kingdom -- Sci-fi author (Orbitsville, Ragged Astronauts, Vertigo).
  • Jean Fournet-Fayard: French pharmacist and administrative manager of St. Lipha, involved in the Furiani-Bastia case.
  • Rafe Mair: Canadian lawyer, political commentator and former radio personality.
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Facts:
  • The Huang He floods kill between 850,000 and 4,000,000 people (the deadliest historic natural disaster).
  • Ust-Abakanskoye becomes Abakan.
  • The National Committee for Modification of the Volstead Act is formed to work for the repeal of prohibition in the United States.
  • ''The Persistence of Memory'' is put on display for the first time in Paris at the Galerie Pierre Colle.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1931 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Home - Peter Van Steeden & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ki Inukai -- Dec. 28, 1931
  • Science: Science vol. 74 issue 1930
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Adolf Hitler -- Dec. 21, 1931

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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