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Friday 10 August 1923

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rhonda Fleming and Jean Graton. Little Old New York, directed by Sidney Olcott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923 while Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Little Old New York

Directed by: Sidney Olcott

Starring: Marion Davies, Stephen Carr, J.M. Kerrigan

Country: United States

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Directed by: Rupert Julian

Starring: Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin, Cesare Gravina

Country: United States

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Where the North Begins

Directed by: Chester M. Franklin

Starring: Claire Adams, Fred Huntley, Walter McGrail

Country: United States

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The Shock

Directed by: Lambert Hillyer

Starring: Lon Chaney, Virginia Valli, Jack Mower

Country: United States

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The White Rose

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Mae Marsh, Carol Dempster, Ivor Novello

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 August 1923 ?

  • Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
  • Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
  • Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
  • St. Deusdedit
Famous Birthdays:
  • Rhonda Fleming: American actress, a beautiful redhead with dazzling green eyes who photographed great in Technicolor, often playing femme fatale roles.
  • Jean Graton: French comic book author and cartoonist.
  • Joseph Bialot
  • Bill Doolittle: American football player and coach (d. 2014).
  • Fred Ridgway: English cricketer and footballer (d. 2015).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1923 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Isham Jones & His Orchestra - Swingin' Down the Lane
  2. Aggravatin' Papa - Sophie Tucker

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1923?

  • Science: Science vol. 58 issue 1493
  • Science: Science vol. 58 issue 1492
  • Science: Science vol. 58 issue 1491


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

Black Oxen

By: Gertrude Atherton

Black Oxen unites such unlikely topics as medical rejuvenation treatments, eugenics, American youth culture, and cross-generational relationships. The beautiful American widow of a Hungarian count, Mary Zattiany is fifty-eight years old; after receiving experimental “rejuvenation treatments” and returning to America, ...

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By: Sinclair Lewis

Prosperous and socially prominent, George Babbitt appears to have everything a man could wish: good health, a fine family, and a profitable business in a booming Midwestern city.

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The Enchanted April

By: Elizabeth von Arnim

The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth Von Amim, is a story of four women, all seeking a place to get away. A discreet advertisement in The Times, addressed "To Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine", offers a small medieval castle for ...

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His Children's Children

By: Arthur Train

1923. Train was the former assistant district attorney in New York City. His interactions with clients, together with his experiences in the courtroom, provided the material for the more than 250 short stories and novels he would write during his ...

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