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Sunday 13 August 1933

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Madhur Jaffrey and Louis Rosso. Morning Glory, directed by Lowell Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933 while One More River by John Galsworth was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Morning Glory

Directed by: Lowell Sherman

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Adolphe Menjou

Country: United States

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Baby Face

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook

Country: United States

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His Private Secretary

Directed by: Philip H. Whitman

Starring: Evalyn Knapp, John Wayne, Reginald Barlow

Country: United States

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Gold Diggers of 1933

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon

Country: United States

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A Study in Scarlet

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Reginald Owen, Anna May Wong, June Clyde

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 August 1933 ?

  • 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:
  • Madhur Jaffrey: Cookbook writer / actress (Shakespeare Wallah).
  • Louis Rosso: American biologist, chemist and CEO of Beckman Instruments, a subsidiary company of Smith Kline, a manufacturer of diagnostic equipment.
  • Joycelyn Elders: American admiral and physician 15th Surgeon General of the United States.
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Famous Deaths:
  • 16th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Blue Mound Country Club - Milwaukee
  • Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist

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  • Science: Science vol. 78 issue 2015
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Marie Dressler -- Aug. 7, 1933
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

One More River

By: John Galsworth

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Ann Vickers

By: Sinclair Lewis

Some reviewers were outraged by Ann Vickers when it first appeared in 1933. "Persons unused to horrid and filthy things had better stay at a safe distance from this book," wrote one.

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As the Earth Turns

By: Gladys Hasty Carroll

Book by Carroll, Gladys Hasty

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Magnificent Obsession

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

When Robert Merrick's life is saved at the expense of the life of an eccentric but adored surgeon, the carefree playboy is forced to reevaluate his own path.

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