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Saturday 20 December 1930

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Antoine Vitez and Tom Boardman Jr. The Royal Family of Broadway, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930 while The Woman of Andros by Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Royal Family of Broadway

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Ina Claire, Fredric March, Henrietta Crosman

Country: United States

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The Blue Angel

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron

Country: United States

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Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Phyllis Konstam

Country: United States

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Just Imagine

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: El Brendel, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Garrick

Country: United States

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Min and Bill

Directed by: George Hill

Starring: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1930 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Antoine Vitez: French theater producer and actor; the founder of the experimental Theatre des Quartier d’Ivry in 1972.
  • Tom Boardman Jr
  • Tom Boardman: British editor, publisher and anthologist who was educated in England, the U.S.
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1930 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Wayne King & His Orchestra - The Waltz You Saved for Me
  2. Something to Remember You By - Libby Holman
  3. You're Driving me Crazy - Nick Lucas

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1930?

  • Science: Science vol. 72 issue 1877
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mary Garden -- Dec. 15, 1930
  • Science: Science vol. 72 issue 1876


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

The Woman of Andros

By: Thornton Wilder


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By: Edna Ferber

The basis for the Academy Award-winning major motion picture starring Best Actor nominee Richard Dix and Best Actress nominee Irene Dunne.This vivid and sweeping tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush, from Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber, traces the stunning challenges ...

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By: Warwick Deeping

1930. Warwick, a best-selling novelist in both Europe and America in the 1920s and 1930s, became a household name in the years following the publication of Sorrell and Son.

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Years of Grace

By: Margaret Ayers Barnes

Book by Barnes, Margaret Ayer

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