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Friday 14 August 1931

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marylyn Roberts and Joe Duhem. Bad Girl, directed by Frank Borzage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931 while The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Television Today.
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TV Series

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Television Today

Starring: Charles E. Butterfield

Country: United States

Movies

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

Bad Girl

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Minna Gombell

Country: United States

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Night Nurse

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell

Country: United States

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Smart Money

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp

Country: United States

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The Smiling Lieutenant

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins

Country: United States

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Maciste in Hell

Directed by: Guido Brignone

Starring: Bartolomeo Pagano, Elena Sangro, Lucia Zanussi

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Flag Day
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
  • United States - National Code talkers Day
  • Pakistan - Independence Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Marylyn Roberts: Librarian / founding member (WIC).
  • Joe Duhem: American athlete, a high school star, he was awarded a bonus with his signature of a major league baseball contract on 6/17/1950.
  • Joe Feeney: American singer, a tenor on the Lawrence Welk show.
  • Frederic Raphael: American-British writer, a novelist and scenarist, he was also a screenwriter of "Nothing but the Best," 1964 and "Darling," which won the Oscar in 1965.
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Magazine Covers

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  • Science: Science vol. 74 issue 1911
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Paul W. Litchfield -- Aug. 10, 1931
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Books

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

The Good Earth

By: Pearl S. Buck

Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained ...

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Shadows on the Rock

By: Willa Cather

Willa Cather's novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to a new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they ...

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Years of Grace

By: Margaret Ayers Barnes

Book by Barnes, Margaret Ayer

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Grand Hotel

By: Vicki Baum

A grand hotel in the center of 1920s Berlin serves as a microcosm of the modern world in Vicki Baum’s celebrated novel, a Weimar-era best seller that retains all its verve and luster today.

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