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Friday 1 May 1931

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Naim Attallah . Drácula, directed by George Melford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931 while Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Myndell Louis (1931 TV Series)

Hints for Swimmers

Starring: Charles Speer

Country: United States

Poet's Favorites

Starring: Peter De Lima

Country: United States

Grace Yeager

Starring: Grace Yeager

Country: United States

Helen Haynes

Starring: Helen Haynes

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Public Enemy

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods

Country: United States

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City Streets

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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The Bad Sister

Directed by: Hobart Henley

Starring: Conrad Nagel, Sidney Fox, Bette Davis

Country: United States

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Mary

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Alfred Abel, Olga Tschechowa, Paul Graetz

Country: United States

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The Front Page

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Pat O'Brien, Mary Brian

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 May 1931 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
  • Saint Theodulf.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Empire State Building opens in New York City
  • Singer Kate Smith begins her long-running radio program on CBS
  • Norway claims Peter I Island.
  • U.S. President Herbert Hoover officially dedicates New York City's Empire State Building. At 102 stories and 1,250 feet high it is the world's tallest skyscraper (a record held until 1972).
  • The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.

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

  • Vogue
  • Science: Science vol. 73 issue 1896
  • Time: Duke University Endowment's only Woman Trustee.

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Books

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

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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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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Years of Grace

By: Margaret Ayers Barnes

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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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