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Monday 17 February 1930

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ruth Rendell and Usko Merilainen. City Girl, directed by F.W. Murnau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930 while Exile by Warwick Deeping was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

City Girl

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan, David Torrence

Country: United States

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Anna Christie

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion

Country: United States

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The Farmer's Wife

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Jameson Thomas, Lillian Hall-Davis, Gordon Harker

Country: United States

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The Manxman

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Anny Ondra, Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen

Country: United States

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Glorifying the American Girl

Directed by: Millard Webb

Starring: Mary Eaton, Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1930 ?

  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ruth Rendell: British writer of crime and psychological thrillers; an award-winner on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Usko Merilainen: Composer.
  • Roger Craig: American baseball player and manager.
  • Michel Mourgues: French business executive, a former chairman of BRED (Banque régionale d'escompte et de dépôts), the largest of the popular French banks.
  • Benjamin Fain: Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and academic (d. 2013).
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  • French government of AndrT Tardieu falls.

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What news were making the headlines those days in February 1930?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Charles E. Hughes -- Feb. 17, 1930
  • Science: Science vol. 71 issue 1833
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ray Lyman Wilbur -- Feb. 10, 1930

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By: Warwick Deeping

1930. Warwick, a best-selling novelist in both Europe and America in the 1920s and 1930s, became a household name in the years following the publication of Sorrell and Son.

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The Woman of Andros

By: Thornton Wilder


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Years of Grace

By: Margaret Ayers Barnes

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By: Edna Ferber

The basis for the Academy Award-winning major motion picture starring Best Actor nominee Richard Dix and Best Actress nominee Irene Dunne.This vivid and sweeping tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush, from Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber, traces the stunning challenges ...

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