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Thursday 8 August 1929

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Josef Suk and Rose Nyland. while Peder Victorious by O.E. Rolvaag was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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High Voltage

Directed by: Howard Higgin

Starring: William Boyd, Carole Lombard, Owen Moore

Country: United States

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The Hollywood Revue of 1929

Directed by: Charles F. Reisner

Starring: Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert

Country: United States

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Nosferatu

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Max Schreck, Greta Schrder, Ruth Landshoff

Country: United States

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The Black Watch

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Myrna Loy, David Torrence

Country: United States

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The Cocoanuts

Directed by: Robert Florey

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1929 ?

Holidays:
  • 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)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Josef Suk: Prague, Czechoslovakia -- Violinist (Artist of Merit-1977).
  • Rose Nyland: Writer.
  • Ronald Biggs: British criminal.
  • Ronnie Biggs: English thief, known for his role in the Great Train Robbery on 8 August 1963, for his escape from prison in 1965, for living as a fugitive for 36 years and for his various publicity stunts while in exile.
  • Stanislas Sobolack: France sport Champion.
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Facts:
  • 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward begins
  • German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight from Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA.
  • Salem Oregon airport dedicated
  • The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1929?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arthur M. Hyde -- Aug. 5, 1929
  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1805
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jimmie Foxx -- July 29, 1929

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Books

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Peder Victorious

By: O.E. Rolvaag

Peder Victorious, the sequel to Rölvaag's massive Giants in the Earth, continues the saga of the Norwegian settlers in the Dakotas.

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Roper's Row

By: Warwick Deeping

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The Bishop Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

This early work by S. S. Van Dine was originally published in 1928 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Bishop Murder Case' is one of Van Dine's novels of crime and mystery.

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Dodsworth

By: Sinclair Lewis

Dodsworth is a satirical novel by American writer Sinclair Lewis, about a retired fellow and his wife who tour Europe together in the 1920's. On their extensive travels across Europe they are soon caught up in vastly different lifestyles, and ...

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