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Friday 16 August 1929

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Wyatt Tee Walker and Nevius Curtis. 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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Movies

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

Hallelujah!

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1929 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
  • Wyatt Tee Walker: American civil rights activist.
  • Nevius Curtis: American accountant and CEO in charge of Delmarva Power and Light, a costly new plant that converts trash to power.
  • Joseph Scanlan: American film maker of movies and TV, the director of "Rin Tin Tin," and of the series "Knot's Landing," working for Lorimar studios.
  • Bill Evans: US jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51.
  • Helmut Rahn: German footballer (d. 2003).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • The 1929 Palestine riots break out in the British Mandate of Palestine between Arabs and Jews and continue until the end of the month. In total, 133 Jews and 116 Arabs are killed.

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  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1807
  • Time: Southern Pacific Railroad President
  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1806

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Books

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

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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Peder Victorious

By: O.E. Rolvaag

Peder Victorious, the sequel to Rölvaag's massive Giants in the Earth, continues the saga of the Norwegian settlers in the Dakotas.

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All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Erich Maria Remarque

Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches.

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Dark Hester

By: Anne Douglas Sedgwick

Young girl's mystery novel from 1919 in England.

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