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Monday 16 August 1937

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Anderson and David Behrman. The Life of Emile Zola, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937 while Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter D. Edmonds was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mizzen Cross Trees.
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TV Series

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The Mizzen Cross Trees

Starring: Edward Crowther, John Goss, Taylor Harris, Roderick Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Wimbledon

Starring: Sue Barker, John McEnroe, Tim Henman, Andy Murray

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sports Review

Starring: Howard Marshall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

For the Children

Starring: Mary Adams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Disorderly Room

Starring: Harry Cranley, Tommy Handley, Fred Hudson, Len Maxwell

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Life of Emile Zola

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut

Country: United States

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Souls at Sea

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Gary Cooper, George Raft, Frances Dee

Country: United States

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Stella Dallas

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley

Country: United States

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San Quentin

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart

Country: United States

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Slaves in Bondage

Directed by: Elmer Clifton

Starring: Lona Andre, Donald Reed, Wheeler Oakman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1937 ?

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
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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Summer Camp
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Paul Muni -- Aug. 16, 1937
  • Life: Black Man on Watermelon Cart

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Books

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

Drums Along the Mohawk

By: Walter D. Edmonds

The bestselling novel behind John Ford’s acclaimed film starring Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, and Edna May Oliver. When newlyweds Gilbert and Lana Martin settle in the Mohawk Valley in 1776, they work tirelessly against the elements to build a new ...

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The Years

By: Virginia Woolf

The principal theme of this ambitious book is Time, threading together three generations of an upper-class English family, the Pargiters. The characters come and go, meet, talk, think, dream, grow older, in a continuous ritual of life that eludes meaning.

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Gone with the Wind

By: Margaret Mitchell

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.Widely

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And So-Victoria

By: Vaughan Wilkins

Wilkins was noted for his novel And So-Victoria --about Queen Victoria. Has lineage chart from George II 1700 to Charles, dicke of Brunswick d. 1873

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