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Saturday 17 January 1925

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Duane Hanson and Annie Delorie. As Man Desires, directed by Irving Cummings, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925 while The Constant Nymph by Margaret Kenned was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Last Laugh

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller

Country: United States

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Peter Pan

Directed by: Herbert Brenon

Starring: Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, George Ali

Country: United States

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Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, William Powell

Country: United States

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Directed by: Erich von Stroheim

Starring: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt

Country: United States

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The Cigarette Girl from Moscow

Directed by: Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky

Starring: Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Anna Dmokhovskaya

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1925 ?

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
  • Duane Hanson: American artist and sculptor, he is known for his realistic life-sized sculptures of ordinary people in real-life situations: in accidents, at work, doing chores, resting and at play.
  • Annie Delorie: Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias).
  • Edgar Ray Killen: American convict, former preacher and K.K.
  • Fern Formica: American dwarf singer, dancer and actress (also known as Johnnie Fern or Johnny Fern) who appeared most notably as a Munchkin villager and 'sleepyhead' in the original 1939 The Wizard of Oz movie.
  • Robert Cormier: American author, columnist and reporter (Born 1925).
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1925 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. All Alone - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra

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What news were making the headlines those days in January 1925?

  • Science: Science vol. 61 issue 1568
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Albert of York -- Jan. 12, 1925
  • Science: Science vol. 61 issue 1567


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

The Constant Nymph

By: Margaret Kenned

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Glorious Apollo

By: E. Barrington

In writing the life of Byron in the form of a novel I have endeavored, as in The Divine Lady and in my other books, to touch biography with imagination and to present the essential truth as I see it, ...

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By: A. Hamilton Gibbs

pages look good and binding is tight. cover looks good as well.

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The Keeper of the Bees

By: Gene Stratton Porter

Set in the author's adopted home of California in the 1920s, this is Gene Stratton-Porter's last novel, a story filled with wisdom, a love of nature, and her own abiding optimism.

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