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Tuesday 6 October 1936

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paolo Savona and Anna Quayle. Libeled Lady, directed by Jack Conway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936 while It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Libeled Lady

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy

Country: United States

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Ride Ranger Ride

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Kay Hughes

Country: United States

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Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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The Devil Is a Sissy

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Jackie Cooper, Mickey Rooney

Country: United States

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My Man Godfrey

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 October 1936 ?

  • Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
  • Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
  • U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
  • French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Ireland - Ivy Day, formerly honoring the Irish revolutionary Padraig Pearse, commemmorates the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
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  • New York Yankees beat New York Giants four games to two in 33rd World Series.

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  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lou Gehrig & Carl Hubbell -- Oct. 5, 1936
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  • Time: Harvard University president

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

It Can't Happen Here

By: Sinclair Lewis

“The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s authoritarian appeal.”—SalonIt Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith.

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White Banners

By: Lloyd C. Douglas


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The Last Puritan

By: George Santayana

Santayana's The Last Puritan, 1st Ed by George Santayana. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. First edition. 602 pages. Hardcover w/Jacket. Solid copy, moderate wear

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By: Charles Morgan

536pages. in8. Cartonné.

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