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Wednesday 19 December 1928

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael Hurd and Galt MacDermot in MontrTal. In Old Arizona, directed by Irving Cummings, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928 while Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

In Old Arizona

Directed by: Irving Cummings

Starring: Warner Baxter, Edmund Lowe, Dorothy Burgess

Country: United States

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A Woman of Affairs

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lewis Stone

Country: United States

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West of Zanzibar

Directed by: Tod Browning

Starring: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan

Country: United States

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Show People

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson

Country: United States

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October (Ten Days that Shook the World)

Directed by: Sergei M. Eisenstein

Starring: Boris Livanov, Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 December 1928 ?

  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • 1st autogiro (predecessor of helicopter) flight in US
  • First autogiro (predecessor of helicopter) flight in US.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1928 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. You're the Cream in My Coffee - Ben Selvin & His Orchestra
  2. Frank Crumit - A Gay Caballero

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1928?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Christ of the Andes -- Dec. 17, 1928
  • Science: Science vol. 68 issue 1772
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arthur W. Cutten -- Dec. 10, 1928


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

Claire Ambler

By: Booth Tarkington

Garden City, New York published Fiction

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Swan Song

By: John Galsworth

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The Bridge of San Luis

By: Rey Thornton Wilder

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The Greene Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

1928 Collier hardcover, S.S. Van Dine (The Philo Vance Murder Cases: 1-The Benson Murder Case & the 'Canary' Murder Case). A family in slowly being murdered off.

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