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Saturday 17 November 1928

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Fernandez Arman and Arman . West of Zanzibar, directed by Tod Browning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928 while The Greene Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

West of Zanzibar

Directed by: Tod Browning

Starring: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan

Country: United States

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Show People

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson

Country: United States

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October (Ten Days that Shook the World)

Directed by: Sergei M. Eisenstein

Starring: Boris Livanov, Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov

Country: United States

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Noah's Ark

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery

Country: United States

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Gösta Berlings saga

Directed by: Mauritz Stiller

Starring: Lars Hanson, Sven Scholander, Ellen Hartman-Cederstrm

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 November 1928 ?

Holidays:
  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
  • Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lala Lajpat Rai: Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (Born 1865).
Facts:
  • Boston Garden officially opens
  • Notre Dame finally lost a football game after nearly 25 years
  • The Boston Garden opens in Boston.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in November 1928?

  • Science: Science vol. 68 issue 1768
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Maria Jeritza -- Nov. 12, 1928
  • Science: Science vol. 68 issue 1767

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Books

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

The Greene Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

1928 Collier hardcover, S.S. Van Dine (The Philo Vance Murder Cases: 1-The Benson Murder Case & the 'Canary' Murder Case). A family in slowly being murdered off.

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The Bridge of San Luis

By: Rey Thornton Wilder

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Claire Ambler

By: Booth Tarkington

Garden City, New York published Fiction

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Swan Song

By: John Galsworth

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