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Saturday 4 July 1931, US Independence Day

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sebastien Japrisot and Stephen Boyd. Smart Money, directed by Alfred E. Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Smart Money

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp

Country: United States

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The Smiling Lieutenant

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins

Country: United States

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Maciste in Hell

Directed by: Guido Brignone

Starring: Bartolomeo Pagano, Elena Sangro, Lucia Zanussi

Country: United States

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The Skin Game

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Jill Esmond, C.V. France

Country: United States

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Three Good Friends

Directed by: Wilhelm Thiele

Starring: Willy Fritsch, Lilian Harvey, Heinz Rhmann

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 July 1931 ?

Holidays:
  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sebastien Japrisot: French author, film director and screenwriter (d. 2003).
  • Stephen Boyd: Irish-born actor, a handsome though rather wooden leading man best known for his roles in several historical epics, including "The Fall of the Roman Empire," 1964, "The Bible," 1966 and, of course, his career peak in "Ben-Hur," 1959.
  • Bobby Cross: American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears, the Los Angeles Rams, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Chicago Cardinals.
  • Jean-Louis Flandrin: French historian, specializing in the history of family, sexuality and food, from the middle ages to the 19th century.
  • Duncan Lamont: Scottish musician, flutist and saxophonist who has played for a diverse amount of groups and session players.
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Facts:
  • 1st fireworks are held at Cleveland Stadium
  • 1st trailside museum opens in Cleveland Metroparks

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 74 issue 1905
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Reverend Cyril Alington -- June 29, 1931
  • Science: Science vol. 73 issue 1904

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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