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Thursday 15 August 1929

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Reuben Richards and Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo. Hallelujah!, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929 while The Bishop Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
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Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine

Country: United States

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Lucky Star

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Country: United States

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Madame X

Directed by: Lionel Barrymore

Starring: Ruth Chatterton, Lewis Stone, Raymond Hackett

Country: United States

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High Voltage

Directed by: Howard Higgin

Starring: William Boyd, Carole Lombard, Owen Moore

Country: United States

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The Hollywood Revue of 1929

Directed by: Charles F. Reisner

Starring: Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 15 August 1929 ?

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Reuben Richards: American executive and CEO in charge of Inspiration Resources, a mining and agribusiness company.
  • Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo: Irish former nun, a midwife and acupuncturist, Oonagh, 73, author of an inspiring memoir, "The Voice of Silence," 2002, tells of her childhood in Ireland, her training in Chinese medicine, her own brush with death, miraculous recovery, leaving the convent, getting married, and her work with Princess Diana, and Edward VIII, better known as The Duke of Windsor.
  • Paulette Laubie: Charnay l?s M?con EXecutives.
  • Georgios Roubanis: Greek pole vaulter.
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  • Time: Southern Pacific Railroad President
  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1806
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arthur M. Hyde -- Aug. 5, 1929

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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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By: Sinclair Lewis

Dodsworth is a satirical novel by American writer Sinclair Lewis, about a retired fellow and his wife who tour Europe together in the 1920's. On their extensive travels across Europe they are soon caught up in vastly different lifestyles, and ...

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Roper's Row

By: Warwick Deeping

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Dark Hester

By: Anne Douglas Sedgwick

Young girl's mystery novel from 1919 in England.

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