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Friday 12 December 1930

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Silvio Santos and Friedrich Voss. The Blue Angel, directed by Josef von Sternberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930 while Years of Grace by Margaret Ayers Barnes was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Blue Angel

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron

Country: United States

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Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Phyllis Konstam

Country: United States

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Just Imagine

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: El Brendel, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Garrick

Country: United States

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Min and Bill

Directed by: George Hill

Starring: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan

Country: United States

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Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 December 1930 ?

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
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  • Baseball changes rule, ball bounces into stands not a HR, now a double
  • Start of the first Australia versus West Indies cricket Test (at Adelaide).
  • Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book, when a ball bounces into stands now a double, not a homerun.

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1930?

  • Science: Science vol. 72 issue 1876
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: King Haakon VII -- Dec. 8, 1930
  • Science: Science vol. 72 issue 1875


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

Years of Grace

By: Margaret Ayers Barnes

Book by Barnes, Margaret Ayer

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The Woman of Andros

By: Thornton Wilder


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By: Warwick Deeping

1930. Warwick, a best-selling novelist in both Europe and America in the 1920s and 1930s, became a household name in the years following the publication of Sorrell and Son.

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By: Edna Ferber

The basis for the Academy Award-winning major motion picture starring Best Actor nominee Richard Dix and Best Actress nominee Irene Dunne.This vivid and sweeping tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush, from Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber, traces the stunning challenges ...

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