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Tuesday 5 August 1930

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Neil Armstrong and Neil Armstrong in Ohio. For the Defense, directed by John Cromwell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930 while Exile by Warwick Deeping was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

For the Defense

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk

Country: United States

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The Unholy Three

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Lon Chaney, Lila Lee, Elliott Nugent

Country: United States

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The Shame of Mary Boyle

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Sara Allgood, Edward Chapman, Barry Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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The Big House

Directed by: George Hill

Starring: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone

Country: United States

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Hell's Angels

Directed by: Howard Hughes

Starring: Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 August 1930 ?

  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Neil Armstrong: American astronaut, the first man to set foot on the Moon, on 7/20/1969, 10:56 PM EDT, with the quote, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
  • Neil Armstrong in Ohio: USA; X-15 pilot, first moonwalker (Gemini 8, Apollo 11).
  • Michal Kovac: Slovakian politician.
  • Damita DeBlanc: American actress, comedian, and lounge music performer.
  • Richie Ginther: American race car driver (Born 1930).
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1930?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Alexander Legge -- Aug. 4, 1930
  • Science: Science vol. 72 issue 1857
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Richard B. Bennett -- July 28, 1930

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By: Warwick Deeping

1930. Warwick, a best-selling novelist in both Europe and America in the 1920s and 1930s, became a household name in the years following the publication of Sorrell and Son.

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The Woman of Andros

By: Thornton Wilder


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By: Edna Ferber

The basis for the Academy Award-winning major motion picture starring Best Actor nominee Richard Dix and Best Actress nominee Irene Dunne.This vivid and sweeping tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush, from Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber, traces the stunning challenges ...

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Years of Grace

By: Margaret Ayers Barnes

Book by Barnes, Margaret Ayer

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