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Friday 21 December 1928

US date format: 12/21/1928, UK date format: 21/12/1928

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 21, 1928). The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Thomas Rajna and Ed Nelson in New Orleans. The Spieler, directed by Tay Garnett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
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What the sky looked like on 21 December 1928

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

The Spieler

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Alan Hale, Clyde Cook, Renée Adorée, Fred Kohler

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A Horse Tale

Directed by: Brad Keller

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West of Zanzibar

Directed by: Tod Browning

Starring: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan, Warner Baxter

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jim Huggins

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Caught in the Draft

Directed by: David Butler

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1928 ?

  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Luigi Cadorna: Italian fieldmarshal (WWI, Caporetto), dies at age 78.
  • Margaret Mead's influential cultural anthropology text ''Coming of Age in Samoa'' is published in the U.S.
  • The U.S. Congress approves the construction of Boulder Dam, later renamed Hoover Dam.
  • Drought leading to famine in China.
  • ''Coca Cola'' enters Europe through the Amsterdam Olympics.
  • Eliot Ness begins to lead the prohibition unit in Chicago.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 21, 1928 - Geocentric view

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