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Saturday 16 November 1929

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Josette Rey-Debove and Peter Boizot. Der Schatz, directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929 while Peder Victorious by O.E. Rolvaag was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Show of Shows

Directed by: John G. Adolfi

Starring: Frank Fay, William Courtenay, H.B. Warner

Country: United States

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The Love Parade

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane

Country: United States

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The Kiss

Directed by: Jacques Feyder

Starring: Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Anders Randolf

Country: United States

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Directed by: Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Starring: Semyon Svashenko, Amvrosi Buchma, Georgi Khorkov

Country: United States

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The Virginian

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, Richard Arlen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 November 1929 ?

  • USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
  • Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Day for Tolerance
  • Iceland - Dagur fslenskrar tungu (Icelandic Language Day)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Josette Rey-Debove: French lexicographer and semiologist, wife and colleague of Alain Rey.
  • Peter Boizot: English businessman and philanthropist founded PizzaExpress.
  • Mira Devi: Bangladeshi-Indian author and educator (d. 2009).
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  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1820
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Thomas W. Lamont -- Nov. 11, 1929
  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1819

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

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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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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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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