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Friday 19 December 1924

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michel Tournier and Alberto Lupo. Janice Meredith, directed by E. Mason Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924 while So Big by Edna Ferber was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, William Powell

Country: United States

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Directed by: Erich von Stroheim

Starring: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt

Country: United States

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The Cigarette Girl from Moscow

Directed by: Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky

Starring: Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Anna Dmokhovskaya

Country: United States

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Isn't Life Wonderful

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Carol Dempster, Neil Hamilton, Erville Alderson

Country: United States

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He Who Gets Slapped

Directed by: Victor Seastrom

Starring: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 December 1924 ?

  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michel Tournier: French writer, Tournier is a prolific writer and he is considered as one of the most prominent French writers of the last third of the 20th century.
  • Alberto Lupo: Italian theater and TV actor.
  • Pierre Kalck
  • Doug Harvey: Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1989).
  • Gary Morton: American film and television producer (Born 1924).
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  • The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
  • German serial killer Fritz Haarmann is sentenced to death for a series of murders.
  • An air crash at Croydon Air Field in London kills 8.
  • Albania becomes a republic.
  • A flash fire at a Christmas celebration in a one-room schoolhouse in Babbs, Oklahoma kills 36 people, mostly small children.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1924 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. The Pal That I Loved (Stole the Gal That I Loved) - Vernon Dalhart
  2. I Want to Be Happy - Vincent Lopez & His Orchestra
  3. Somebody Loves Me - Ray Miller & His Orchestra
  4. Adoring You - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1924?

  • Science: Science vol. 60 issue 1564
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dwight F. Davis -- Dec. 15, 1924
  • Science: Science vol. 60 issue 1563


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

So Big

By: Edna Ferber

"A masterpiece. . . . It has the completeness, [the] finality, that grips and exalts and convinces." — Literary Review Widely regarded as the master work of celebrated author and Algonquin Round Table mainstay Edna Ferber—who also penned other classics ...

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The Heirs Apparent

By: Philip Gibbs

tale of a youth, that is utterly impatient of the muddle of the world, & bitterly resentful that it is expected to set right the muddle of centuries

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The Plastic Age

By: Percy Marks

When The Plastic Age became a controversial best seller, Marks got hundreds of letters applauding him for tearing the veil of hypocrisy from around the depravities of college life, berat­ing him for spoiling the game by publiciz­ing it, or seeking ...

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A Gentleman of Courage

By: James Oliver Curwood

A novel of love and adventure in a French-Canadian pioneer village on Lake Superior in the 1890s.

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