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Thursday 18 July 1929

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Dick Button. High Voltage, directed by Howard Higgin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929 while The Bishop Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

High Voltage

Directed by: Howard Higgin

Starring: William Boyd, Carole Lombard, Owen Moore

Country: United States

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The Hollywood Revue of 1929

Directed by: Charles F. Reisner

Starring: Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert

Country: United States

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Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Max Schreck, Greta Schrder, Ruth Landshoff

Country: United States

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The Black Watch

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Myrna Loy, David Torrence

Country: United States

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The Cocoanuts

Directed by: Robert Florey

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 18 July 1929 ?

  • Uruguay - Constitution Day
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What news were making the headlines those days in July 1929?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: David Sarnoff -- July 15, 1929
  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1802
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Governor Lawrence Judd -- July 8, 1929

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

The Bishop Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

This early work by S. S. Van Dine was originally published in 1928 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Bishop Murder Case' is one of Van Dine's novels of crime and mystery.

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Roper's Row

By: Warwick Deeping

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By: Sinclair Lewis

Dodsworth is a satirical novel by American writer Sinclair Lewis, about a retired fellow and his wife who tour Europe together in the 1920's. On their extensive travels across Europe they are soon caught up in vastly different lifestyles, and ...

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All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Erich Maria Remarque

Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches.

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