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Saturday 8 August 1936

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Keith Barron and Don Bowden. The Last of the Mohicans, directed by George B. Seitz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936 while Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter D. Edmonds was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Last of the Mohicans

Directed by: George B. Seitz

Starring: Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxon

Country: United States

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Mary of Scotland

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge

Country: United States

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Satan Met a Lady

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth

Country: United States

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Poor Little Rich Girl

Directed by: Irving Cummings

Starring: Shirley Temple, Alice Faye, Gloria Stuart

Country: United States

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Secret Agent

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: John Gielgud, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Young

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1936 ?

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:
  • Keith Barron: English actor.
  • Don Bowden: American track & field champion.
  • Simon Eine: French actor, who is an honorary member of the Comédie-Française, trained at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art by Jean Yonnel.
  • Vittorio Giuliani Ricci: Italian executive, the manager of Ferruzzi, one of the most important family businesses in Italy (similar to the Angeli family).
  • Frank Howard: American baseball player, coach and team manager, who hit his career-high 48 home runs with the Washington Senators during the 1969 season.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1936?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Charles P. Taft -- Aug. 3, 1936
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  • Time: Dentist in Boston and American Dental Association president

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Books

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

Drums Along the Mohawk

By: Walter D. Edmonds

The bestselling novel behind John Ford’s acclaimed film starring Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, and Edna May Oliver. When newlyweds Gilbert and Lana Martin settle in the Mohawk Valley in 1776, they work tirelessly against the elements to build a new ...

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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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Sparkenbroke

By: Charles Morgan

536pages. in8. Cartonné.

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White Banners

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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