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Friday 17 October 1930

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robert Atkins and Jimmy Breslin in Queens. Way for a Sailor, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930 On TV people were watching Betty Boop.
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Movies

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Way for a Sailor

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: John Gilbert, Wallace Beery, Jim Tully, Leila Hyams

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The Silver Horde

Directed by: George Archainbaud

Starring: Evelyn Brent, Joel McCrea, Louis Wolheim, Jean Arthur

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Billy the Kid

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Wallace Beery, Kay Johnson, Karl Dane

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Extravagance

Directed by: Phil Rosen

Starring: June Collyer, Lloyd Hughes, Owen Moore, Dorothy Christy

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Whoopee!

Directed by: Thornton Freeland

Starring: Eddie Cantor, Ethel Shutta, Paul Gregory, Eleanor Hunt

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Betty Boop

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Robert Atkins: American cardiologist best known for his revolutionary and controversial diet plan stressing low carbohydrates.
  • Jimmy Breslin in Queens: New York City, USA; columnist (New York Post, News, Newsday).
  • Philippe Cuvillier: French diplomat, who served as ambassador to Egypt (1981-1985), Brazil (1987-1989), Switzerland (1989-1991), and Italy (1991-1993).
  • Angelo Paccignini: Composer.
  • Ismail Akbay: Turkish physicist and engineer (d. 2003).
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