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Monday 17 May 1937

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hazel R O'Leary and Hazel O'Leary. Charlie Chan at the Olympics, directed by H. Bruce Humberstone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937 while Northwest Passage (novel) by Kenneth Roberts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sports Review.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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

Queue for Song

Starring: Queenie Leonard, Dennis Van Thai

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Masks Through the Ages

Starring: Duncan Melvin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Charlie Chan at the Olympics

Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone

Starring: Warner Oland, Katherine DeMille, Pauline Moore

Country: United States

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Captains Courageous

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Make Way for Tomorrow

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter

Country: United States

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Shall We Dance

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton

Country: United States

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The Prince and the Pauper

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Henry Stephenson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1937 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Hazel R O'Leary: 7th United States Secretary of Energy.
  • Hazel O'Leary: American lawyer and politician 7th United States Secretary of Energy.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1937?

  • Life: Dionne Quintuplets
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: King Christian X -- May 17, 1937
  • Life: Playing Marbles

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Books

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

Northwest Passage (novel)

By: Kenneth Roberts

NORTHWEST PASSAGE [NOVEL]

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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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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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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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