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Friday 8 August 1924

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Thomas Beversdorf . Monsieur Beaucaire, directed by Sidney Olcott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924 while The Plastic Age by Percy Marks was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Monsieur Beaucaire

Directed by: Sidney Olcott

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Bebe Daniels, Lois Wilson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Tom Moore, Lilyan Tashman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, Bernhard Goetzke

Country: United States

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The Sea Hawk

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

Starring: Milton Sills, Enid Bennett, Lloyd Hughes

Country: United States

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Sherlock Jr.

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1924 ?

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
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  • British-Russian trade agreement signed

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians - Memory Lane
  2. Lazy - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  3. Concert No. 2 in C Minor, Parts 1 & 2 - Sergei Rachmaninoff

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

  • Science: Science vol. 60 issue 1545
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Queen Marie -- Aug. 4, 1924
  • Science: Science vol. 60 issue 1544


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

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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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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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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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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