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Sunday 2 November 1924

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Artur Semedo and (Father) David Bauer. He Who Gets Slapped, directed by Victor Seastrom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924 while The Heirs Apparent by Philip Gibbs was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

He Who Gets Slapped

Directed by: Victor Seastrom

Starring: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert

Country: United States

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Hot Water

Directed by: Fred Newmeyer

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Josephine Crowell

Country: United States

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The Navigator

Directed by: Donald Crisp

Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Frederick Vroom

Country: United States

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The Red Lily

Directed by: Fred Niblo

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Enid Bennett, Frank Currier

Country: United States

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Monsieur Beaucaire

Directed by: Sidney Olcott

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Bebe Daniels, Lois Wilson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 November 1924 ?

  • Catholicism - All Souls Day (unless on a Sunday)
  • Rastafari movement - The coronation of Haile Selassie (1930) celebrated
  • USA - admission day (1889) of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th and 40th states.
  • Ancient Latvia - Dveselu Diena held
  • Mexico and the United States - Day of the Dead (Spanish: El Dia de los Muertos), a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration of dead ancestors.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Artur Semedo: Portuguese director and actor on stage, in film and on television.
  • (Father) David Bauer: Canadian ice hockey player and priest (d. 1988).
  • Pierre Huguenard: French professor of medicine, anesthesiologist and researcher who died on 4 March 2006.
  • Romeo Ventres: American chemical engineer and CEO of Borden, a dairy lines company that diversified into snacks, potato chips and pasta.
  • David Bauer: Canadian ice hockey player and priest (Born 1924).
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  • Sunday Express publishes 1st British crossword puzzle

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1924 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. It Had to Be You - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  2. Maytime - Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians
  3. Follow the Swallow - Al Jolson
  4. Somebody Loves Me - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra

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What news were making the headlines those days in November 1924?

  • Science: Science vol. 60 issue 1557
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sigmund Freud -- Oct. 27, 1924
  • Science: Science vol. 60 issue 1556


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

The Heirs Apparent

By: Philip Gibbs

tale of a youth, that is utterly impatient of the muddle of the world, & bitterly resentful that it is expected to set right the muddle of centuries

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The Plastic Age

By: Percy Marks

When The Plastic Age became a controversial best seller, Marks got hundreds of letters applauding him for tearing the veil of hypocrisy from around the depravities of college life, berat­ing him for spoiling the game by publiciz­ing it, or seeking ...

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So Big

By: Edna Ferber

"A masterpiece. . . . It has the completeness, [the] finality, that grips and exalts and convinces." — Literary Review Widely regarded as the master work of celebrated author and Algonquin Round Table mainstay Edna Ferber—who also penned other classics ...

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A Gentleman of Courage

By: James Oliver Curwood

A novel of love and adventure in a French-Canadian pioneer village on Lake Superior in the 1890s.

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