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Friday 18 August 1933

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Roman Polanski and Just Fontaine. Dinner at Eight, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933 while Ann Vickers by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Dinner at Eight

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery

Country: United States

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Morning Glory

Directed by: Lowell Sherman

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Adolphe Menjou

Country: United States

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Baby Face

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook

Country: United States

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His Private Secretary

Directed by: Philip H. Whitman

Starring: Evalyn Knapp, John Wayne, Reginald Barlow

Country: United States

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Gold Diggers of 1933

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 18 August 1933 ?

  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
  • Roman Polanski: French film director, noted in France and America for works that include "Rosemary's Baby" and "Chinatown.
  • Just Fontaine: French football (soccer) player, best known for being the record holder for most goals scored in a single edition of the FIFA World Cup, with 13 in 1958.
  • Jules Bastin: Belgian operatic bass, who made his debut in 1960 at La Monnaie, singing Charon in L'Orfeo.
  • Roger Baens: Belgium sport Champion.
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  • Science: Science vol. 78 issue 2016
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Frances Perkins -- Aug. 14, 1933
  • Science: Science vol. 78 issue 2015

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

Ann Vickers

By: Sinclair Lewis

Some reviewers were outraged by Ann Vickers when it first appeared in 1933. "Persons unused to horrid and filthy things had better stay at a safe distance from this book," wrote one.

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Magnificent Obsession

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

When Robert Merrick's life is saved at the expense of the life of an eccentric but adored surgeon, the carefree playboy is forced to reevaluate his own path.

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One More River

By: John Galsworth

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Anthony Adverse

By: Hervey Allen

Anthony Adverse

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