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Friday 21 August 1936

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mart Crowley and Wilt Chamberlain. The Gorgeous Hussy, directed by Clarence Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936 while Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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The Gorgeous Hussy

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Swing Time

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore

Country: United States

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Romeo and Juliet

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore

Country: United States

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The Last of the Mohicans

Directed by: George B. Seitz

Starring: Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxon

Country: United States

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Mary of Scotland

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1936 ?

Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
Famous Birthdays:
  • Mart Crowley: Playwright (Boys in the Band).
  • Wilt Chamberlain: American basketball star, 7'1" tall and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • Tarquin Olivier: English writer, the only son of actor Laurence Olivier and his first wife actress Jill Esmond.
  • François Pinault: French businessman and art collector, Honorary President of the retail company Kering.
  • Eric Heidsieck: Reims Musician.
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Facts:
  • Red Sox Wes Ferrell, walks off mound when he feels he did no get good feilding, Sox suspend him

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1936?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: William L. Clayton -- Aug. 17, 1936
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Dos Passos -- Aug. 10, 1936
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Charles P. Taft -- Aug. 3, 1936

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Books

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

Gone with the Wind

By: Margaret Mitchell

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.Widely

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Drums Along the Mohawk

By: Walter D. Edmonds

The bestselling novel behind John Ford’s acclaimed film starring Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, and Edna May Oliver. When newlyweds Gilbert and Lana Martin settle in the Mohawk Valley in 1776, they work tirelessly against the elements to build a new ...

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The Last Puritan

By: George Santayana

Santayana's The Last Puritan, 1st Ed by George Santayana. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. First edition. 602 pages. Hardcover w/Jacket. Solid copy, moderate wear

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Sparkenbroke

By: Charles Morgan

536pages. in8. Cartonné.

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