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Tuesday 2 August 1932

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Peter O'Toole and Lamar Hunt. The Thirteenth Guest, directed by Albert Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932 while Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Thirteenth Guest

Directed by: Albert Ray

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, J. Farrell MacDonald

Country: United States

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White Zombie

Directed by: Victor Halperin

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn

Country: United States

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Doctor X

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy

Country: United States

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The Hurricane Express

Directed by: J.P. McGowan

Starring: Tully Marshall, Conway Tearle, John Wayne

Country: United States

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Jewel Robbery

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 August 1932 ?

  • St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
  • St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
  • St. Stephen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
  • Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
  • Peter O'Toole: Irish actor whose charismatic appeal appeared on-screen from 1959.
  • Lamar Hunt: American businessman co-founded the American Football League and World Championship Tennis (d. 2006).
  • Marvin David Levy: Composer.
  • James Cash: American homicide victim kidnapped and killed by suffocation on 5/28/1938 by McCall.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs.
  • Carl Anderson of CalTech discovers the anti-electron, the positron.
  • The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson.

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  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ellsworth Vines Jr. -- Aug. 1, 1932
  • Vogue
  • Science: Science vol. 76 issue 1961

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Magnolia Street

By: Louis Golding

Louis Golding (1895-1958), a Ukrainian-Jewish writer born in Manchester, wrote Magnolia Street, a 1932 bestseller based on the Hightown area of Manchester, as it was in the 1920s featuring a street divided into 'gentile' and 'Jewish' sides.

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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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The Fountain

By: Charles Morgan

"The reader will be enchanted by the beauty of the setting, fascinated by the subtlety of the spiritual reasoning, the provisional speculations, enthralled by the ethereal love story..."

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By: Pearl S. Buck

The second installment in Pearl S. Buck’s acclaimed Good Earth trilogy: the powerful story of three brothers whose greed will bring their family to the brink of ruinSons begins where The Good Earth ended: Revolution is sweeping through China.

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