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Friday 10 August 1928

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eddie Fisher and Jimmy Dean in Texas. The Patriot, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928 while The Greene Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Mysterious Lady

Directed by: Fred Niblo

Starring: Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Country: United States

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Lilac Time

Directed by: George Fitzmaurice

Starring: Colleen Moore, Gary Cooper, Burr McIntosh

Country: United States

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The Love of Jeanne Ney

Directed by: Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Starring: dith Jhanne, Uno Henning, Fritz Rasp

Country: United States

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The Racket

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Thomas Meighan, Louis Wolheim, Marie Prevost

Country: United States

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Directed by: Paul Fejos

Starring: Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon, Fay Holderness

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 August 1928 ?

  • 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:
  • Eddie Fisher: American crooner of the 1950's.
  • Jimmy Dean in Texas: USA; actor/singer (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever).
  • Eddie Fisher in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania; singer ("Oh My Papa", "Lady of Spain").
  • Jimmy Dean: American country music singer, television host, actor and businessman.
  • Ray Mundt: American executive and CEO in charge of Alco Standard, a paper distributor and office equipment company.
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  • Science: Science vol. 68 issue 1754
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: King Albert I -- Aug. 6, 1928
  • Science: Science vol. 68 issue 1753

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

The Greene Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

1928 Collier hardcover, S.S. Van Dine (The Philo Vance Murder Cases: 1-The Benson Murder Case & the 'Canary' Murder Case). A family in slowly being murdered off.

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Claire Ambler

By: Booth Tarkington

Garden City, New York published Fiction

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Swan Song

By: John Galsworth

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The Bridge of San Luis

By: Rey Thornton Wilder

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