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Thursday 4 August 1932

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hubert Barbier and Gerard Darrow. Horse Feathers, directed by Norman McLeod, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932 while The Sheltered Life by Ellen Glasgow was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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Horse Feathers

Directed by: Norman McLeod

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 August 1932 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
  • El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
  • Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
  • Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
  • St. Luanus/Lugid
Famous Birthdays:
  • Hubert Barbier: French Catholic bishop, who has served as Archbishop Emeritus of Bourges since 2007.
  • Gerard Darrow: American prodigy, one of the original Quiz Kids who appeared on the first radio broadcast of the show 6/28/1940; a skilled naturalist.
  • Lew Selznick: American noted family, the first of two sons born to David O. Selznick and his first wife, Irene Mayer, the daughter of legendary mogul Louis B. Mayer.
  • Frances Allen: American computer scientist and academic.
  • Liang Congjie: Chinese environmentalist founded Friends of Nature (d. 2010).
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1932?

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

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Books

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

The Sheltered Life

By: Ellen Glasgow

" The Sheltered Life," writes Carol S. Manning in her Afterword to this new paperback edition, is "a jewel of American literature and deserves recognition as a masterpiece of the Southern

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Sons

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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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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