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Wednesday 20 November 1929

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Donald Ray January and Kenneth DeWitt Schermerhorn in Schenectady. Der Schatz, directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Show of Shows

Directed by: John G. Adolfi

Starring: Frank Fay, William Courtenay, H.B. Warner

Country: United States

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The Love Parade

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane

Country: United States

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The Kiss

Directed by: Jacques Feyder

Starring: Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Anders Randolf

Country: United States

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The Racketeer

Directed by: Howard Higgin

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard, Roland Drew

Country: United States

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Arsenal

Directed by: Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Starring: Semyon Svashenko, Amvrosi Buchma, Georgi Khorkov

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 November 1929 ?

Holidays:
  • Church of England - Edmund the Martyr
  • Brazil - Zumbi Day (since 1978)
  • United Kingdom - wedding day of Queen Elizabeth II (1947), official flag day
  • Mexico - Anniversary of the Revolution (1910)
  • UNICEF - Universal Children's Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Donald Ray January: Plainview, Texas -- PGA golfer (1960 Tucson Open).
  • Kenneth DeWitt Schermerhorn in Schenectady: New York, USA; conductor (American Ballet).
  • Dick Clark in Mount Vernon: New York, USA; TV host (American Bandstand).
  • Jerry Hardin: American actor who has appeared in film and television roles, although he is perhaps best known as the character Deep Throat in the series "The X-Files.
  • Don January: American retired professional golfer, who won 10 PGA Tour titles, though never more than one in a year, with his most notable at the 1967 PGA Championship, an 18-hole playoff victory over Don Massengale.
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Facts:
  • 1st broadcast of Goldbergs on US radio

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in November 1929?

  • Time: Warden Lewis Edward Lawes of Sing Sing prison
  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1820
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Thomas W. Lamont -- Nov. 11, 1929

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Books

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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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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Roper's Row

By: Warwick Deeping

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Dodsworth

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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