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Thursday 21 January 1932

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Raymond Biaussat and Boris Shakhlin. Taxi!, directed by Roy Del Ruth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932 while Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Television Magic.
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Directed by: Roy Del Ruth

Starring: James Cagney, Loretta Young, George E. Stone

Country: United States

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Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Ann Harding, Adolphe Menjou, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart

Country: United States

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Tonight or Never

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas, Alison Skipworth

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Television Magic

Starring: Edwin Howard

Country: United States

Mortimer Miller

Starring: Mortimer Miller

Country: United States

Gertrude Hintlian

Starring: Gertrude Hintlian

Country: United States

Hair Fashions

Starring: Ferdinand Graf

Country: United States

William Searle

Starring: William Searle

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 January 1932 ?

  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Raymond Biaussat: French artist, he paints whimsical portraits and landscapes, sometimes with more realistic detail and sometimes more abstract.
  • Boris Shakhlin: Russia -- Gymnast (1956, 60, 64 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Gilbert Benausse: France sport Champion.
  • Bill Bell: English businessman (d. 2013).
  • John Chaney: American basketball player and coach.
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Famous Deaths:
  • USSR and Finland stop non-attack treaty

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What news were making the headlines those days in January 1932?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Errett L. Cord -- Jan. 18, 1932
  • Science: Science vol. 75 issue 1933
  • Time: B&O Railroad President

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

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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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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The Sheltered Life

By: Ellen Glasgow

" The Sheltered Life," writes Carol S. Manning in her Afterword to this new paperback edition, is "a jewel of American literature and deserves recognition as a masterpiece of the Southern

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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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