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Thursday 16 August 1934

US date format: 8/16/1934, UK date format: 16/8/1934

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1934). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pierre Richard and Dave Thomas (golfer). The Moonstone, directed by Reginald Barker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934 On TV people were watching Color Classics.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Moonstone

Directed by: Reginald Barker

Starring: David Manners, Phyllis Barry, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Jameson Thomas

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Jane Eyre

Directed by: Christy Cabanne

Starring: Virginia Bruce, Colin Clive, Beryl Mercer, David Torrence

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Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: George Brent, Bette Davis, Ann Dvorak, John Halliday

Country: United States

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Directed by: Rowland V. Lee

Starring: Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer

Country: United States

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Our Daily Bread

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Karen Morley, Tom Keene, John Qualen, Barbara Pepper

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Color Classics

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1934 ?

  • 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
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  • US explorer William Beebe descends 3,028 feet (1922 m) in Bathysphere.
  • US ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915).

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Planetary positions on August 16, 1934 - Geocentric view

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