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Wednesday 13 August 1930

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Don Ho and Bernard Manning. For the Defense, directed by John Cromwell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930 while The Woman of Andros by Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

For the Defense

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk

Country: United States

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The Unholy Three

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Lon Chaney, Lila Lee, Elliott Nugent

Country: United States

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The Shame of Mary Boyle

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Sara Allgood, Edward Chapman, Barry Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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The Big House

Directed by: George Hill

Starring: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone

Country: United States

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Hell's Angels

Directed by: Howard Hughes

Starring: Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 August 1930 ?

  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Don Ho: Hawaiian entertainer, singer and showman.
  • Bernard Manning: British stand-up comic known as being abusive, racist and crude…but hilarious as seen by his immense popularity at clubs all over the UK.
  • Marquess Camden
  • Wilmer David Mizell: American baseball player (d. 1999).
  • Tom Barrett: American business administrator, industrial relations specialist and CEO of Goodyear Tire Corporation, which lost its No.
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1930?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Duchess of York -- Aug. 11, 1930
  • Science: Science vol. 72 issue 1858
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Alexander Legge -- Aug. 4, 1930

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

The Woman of Andros

By: Thornton Wilder


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Years of Grace

By: Margaret Ayers Barnes

Book by Barnes, Margaret Ayer

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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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