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Wednesday 19 August 1931

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 19, 1931). The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bill Shoemaker and Marianne Koch. Bombs Over Monte Carlo, directed by Hanns Schwarz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931 On TV people were watching The Television Ghost.
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Movies

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Bombs Over Monte Carlo

Directed by: Hanns Schwarz

Starring: Hans Albers, Anna Sten, Heinz Rühmann, Ida Wüst

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Street Scene

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, William Collier Jr., Estelle Taylor, Beulah Bondi

Country: United States

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Sporting Blood

Directed by: Charles Brabin

Starring: Clark Gable, Ernest Torrence, Madge Evans, Lew Cody

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The Mystery Train

Directed by: Phil Whitman

Starring: Hedda Hopper, Marceline Day, Nick Stuart, Bryant Washburn

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East of Borneo

Directed by: George Melford

Starring: Rose Hobart, Charles Bickford, Georges Renavent, Lupita Tovar

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TV Series

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The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

Television Today

Starring: Charles E. Butterfield

Country: United States

Dick & Larry

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bill Shoemaker: American jockey who rode a record-setting 40,350 races, reached 8,833 winners and $123 million in purses from the day of his first race on 3/19/1949 until his retirement in February 1990.
  • Marianne Koch: German actress, best-known for her role in the 1964 spaghetti western "A Fistful of Dollars".
  • Léopold Verroken: French race horse trainer and jockey, a harnessed trot racer who won the Prix d'Amérique in 1980 with Éléazar.
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Facts:
  • Lefty Grove wins AL record tying 16th consecutive game

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