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Friday 16 August 1929

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1929). The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bill Evans and Joseph Scanlan. Blackmail, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
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What the sky looked like on 16 August 1929

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Movies

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Blackmail

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton

Country: United States

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I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen

Directed by: Not specifed

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High Voltage

Directed by: Howard Higgin

Starring: William Boyd, Carole Lombard, Owen Moore, Phillips Smalley

Country: United States

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The Skeleton Dance

Gold Diggers of Broadway

Directed by: Roy Del Ruth

Starring: Nancy Welford, Conway Tearle, Winnie Lightner, Ann Pennington

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Historical Events

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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:
  • Bill Evans: US jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51.
  • 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.
  • Helmut Rahn: German footballer (d. 2003).
  • Wyatt Tee Walker: American civil rights activist.
  • Wyatt Walker: American pastor theologian and activist.
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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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Planetary positions on this day

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