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Monday 12 October 1936

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pascale Audret and Tony Kubek. The Garden of Allah, directed by Richard Boleslawski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936 while The Last Puritan by George Santayana was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Garden of Allah

Directed by: Richard Boleslawski

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Charles Boyer, Basil Rathbone

Country: United States

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Libeled Lady

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy

Country: United States

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Ride Ranger Ride

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Kay Hughes

Country: United States

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Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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The Devil Is a Sissy

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Jackie Cooper, Mickey Rooney

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1936 ?

  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Pascale Audret
  • Tony Kubek: Shortstop (New York Yankees) / sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden).
  • Richard Teerlink: American accountant and CEO of Harley-Davidson, a well established manufacturer of motorcycles.
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1936?

  • Time: Marquess Linlithgow (Victor Alexander John Hope)
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lou Gehrig & Carl Hubbell -- Oct. 5, 1936
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Last Puritan

By: George Santayana

Santayana's The Last Puritan, 1st Ed by George Santayana. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. First edition. 602 pages. Hardcover w/Jacket. Solid copy, moderate wear

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By: Charles Morgan

536pages. in8. Cartonné.

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White Banners

By: Lloyd C. Douglas


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It Can't Happen Here

By: Sinclair Lewis

“The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s authoritarian appeal.”—SalonIt Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith.

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