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Sunday 21 August 1932

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Melvin Van Peebles and Menashe Kadishman. Love Me Tonight, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932 while The Fountain by Charles Morgan was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Love Me Tonight

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charles Ruggles

Country: United States

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Bird of Paradise

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Dolores del Rio, Joel McCrea, John Halliday

Country: United States

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Horse Feathers

Directed by: Norman McLeod

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx

Country: United States

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The Thirteenth Guest

Directed by: Albert Ray

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, J. Farrell MacDonald

Country: United States

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White Zombie

Directed by: Victor Halperin

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1932 ?

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
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  • Wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons

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  • Science: Science vol. 76 issue 1964
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Groucho, Harpo, Chico & Zeppo Marx -- Aug. 15, 1932
  • Science: Science vol. 76 issue 1963

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

The Fountain

By: Charles Morgan

"The reader will be enchanted by the beauty of the setting, fascinated by the subtlety of the spiritual reasoning, the provisional speculations, enthralled by the ethereal love story..."

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By: Pearl S. Buck

The second installment in Pearl S. Buck’s acclaimed Good Earth trilogy: the powerful story of three brothers whose greed will bring their family to the brink of ruinSons begins where The Good Earth ended: Revolution is sweeping through China.

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Magnolia Street

By: Louis Golding

Louis Golding (1895-1958), a Ukrainian-Jewish writer born in Manchester, wrote Magnolia Street, a 1932 bestseller based on the Hightown area of Manchester, as it was in the 1920s featuring a street divided into 'gentile' and 'Jewish' sides.

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The Good Earth

By: Pearl S. Buck

Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained ...

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