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Tuesday 12 November 1929

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Grace Kelly and Michael Ende. The Love Parade, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929 while Dark Hester by Anne Douglas Sedgwick was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Love Parade

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane

Country: United States

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The Kiss

Directed by: Jacques Feyder

Starring: Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Anders Randolf

Country: United States

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The Virginian

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, Richard Arlen

Country: United States

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The Racketeer

Directed by: Howard Higgin

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard, Roland Drew

Country: United States

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Directed by: Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Starring: Semyon Svashenko, Amvrosi Buchma, Georgi Khorkov

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 12 November 1929 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
  • Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
  • National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
  • In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
Famous Birthdays:
  • Grace Kelly: American actress and Princely consort of Monaco (d. 1982).
  • Michael Ende: German author of fantasy and children's literature.
  • Jacques de Larosière
  • Claude Imbert: French journalist, a columnist for Agence France-Presse, then editor of L'Express (1966-1971) and editor of Paris Match in 1971.
  • Grace : American actress who was transformed by her marriage to Princess Rainier as Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco.
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What news were making the headlines those days in November 1929?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Thomas W. Lamont -- Nov. 11, 1929
  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1819
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Samuel Insull -- Nov. 4, 1929

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

Dark Hester

By: Anne Douglas Sedgwick

Young girl's mystery novel from 1919 in England.

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The Bishop Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

This early work by S. S. Van Dine was originally published in 1928 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Bishop Murder Case' is one of Van Dine's novels of crime and mystery.

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Peder Victorious

By: O.E. Rolvaag

Peder Victorious, the sequel to Rölvaag's massive Giants in the Earth, continues the saga of the Norwegian settlers in the Dakotas.

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All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Erich Maria Remarque

Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches.

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