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Tuesday 12 May 1925

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Simon and Tony Hancock. Strike, directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925 while The Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton Porter was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

Strike

Directed by: Sergei M. Eisenstein

Starring: Grigori Aleksandrov, Maksim Shtraukh, Mikhail Gomorov

Country: United States

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The Wizard of Oz

Directed by: Larry Semon

Starring: Dorothy Dwan, Charles Murray, Oliver Hardy

Country: United States

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Whirlpool of Fate

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Catherine Hessling, Charlotte Clasis, Pierre Champagne

Country: United States

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The Monster

Directed by: Roland West

Starring: Lon Chaney, Johnny Arthur, Gertrude Olmstead

Country: United States

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Seven Chances

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Ruth Dwyer, T. Roy Barnes

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1925 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Simon: Theater critic (NY Times).
  • Tony Hancock: Birmingham, England -- Actor (Rebel, Wrong Box).
  • Yogi Berra: American athlete, a Hall-of-Fame baseball player, record-setting catcher, great clutch-hitter, and coach/manager known for "yogi-isms" such as "deja vue all over again," "If you come to a fork in the road, take it" and "It ain't over 'til it's over.
  • August Winter: Belgian politician.
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Facts:
  • Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament.
  • Uzbekistan and Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1925 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. O Katharina! - Vincent Lopez & His Orchestra
  2. Alabamy Bound - Isham Jones & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1925?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Winston Churchill -- May 11, 1925
  • Science: Science vol. 61 issue 1584
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Senator Thomas Walsh -- May 4, 1925

Books

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

The Keeper of the Bees

By: Gene Stratton Porter

Set in the author's adopted home of California in the 1920s, this is Gene Stratton-Porter's last novel, a story filled with wisdom, a love of nature, and her own abiding optimism.

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The Little French Girl

By: Anne Douglas Sedgwick

TITLE: THE LITTLE FRENCH GIRL By ANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK 1924 AUTHOR: ANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: GROSSET & DUNLAP, NY 1924 EDITION: First Edition assumed for Grosset CATEGORY: Children, Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: Blue

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The Constant Nymph

By: Margaret Kenned

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Glorious Apollo

By: E. Barrington

In writing the life of Byron in the form of a novel I have endeavored, as in The Divine Lady and in my other books, to touch biography with imagination and to present the essential truth as I see it, ...

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