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Saturday 21 March 1931

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Didier Pineau-Valencienne and Jean Verdun. Mary, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931 while A White Bird Flying by Bess Streeter Aldrich was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Alfred Abel, Olga Tschechowa, Paul Graetz

Country: United States

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The Front Page

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Pat O'Brien, Mary Brian

Country: United States

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Tabu: A Story of the South Seas

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Anne Chevalier, Matahi, Hitu

Country: United States

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Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Directed by: Lotte Reiniger

Starring: Lillian Gish, John Gilbert, Rene Adore

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Myndell Louis (1931 TV Series)

Hints for Swimmers

Starring: Charles Speer

Country: United States

Poet's Favorites

Starring: Peter De Lima

Country: United States


Starring: Florence Kyte, Tashamira

Country: United States

Grace Yeager

Starring: Grace Yeager

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 March 1931 ?

  • Blessed Clementia of Hohenberg
  • World Poetry Day - by UNESCO.
  • St. Nicholas of Flue
  • Astrology: First day of star sign Aries.
  • China: Chunfen.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Didier Pineau-Valencienne: French business executive and entrepreneur, the President-Director of Groupe Schneider.
  • Jean Verdun: French writer, the author of novels and books on Freemasonry, especially in France.
  • Al Freeman: American actor, director, and educator.
  • Benito Martinez: American military hero, a United States Army soldier who posthumously received the Medal of Honor — the United States' highest military decoration — for his actions during the Korean War.
  • Alda Merini: Italian writer, a poet.
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  • KRO-broadcast studio initiated in Hilversum Holland
  • US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Maribel Vinson.

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  • Science: Science vol. 73 issue 1890
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sir Oswald Moseley -- Mar. 16, 1931
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

A White Bird Flying

By: Bess Streeter Aldrich

Abbie Deal, the matriarch of a pioneer Nebraska family, has died at the beginning of A White Bird Flying, leaving her china and heavy furniture to others and to her granddaughter Laura the secret of her dream of finer things.

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Years of Grace

By: Margaret Ayers Barnes

Book by Barnes, Margaret Ayer

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Shadows on the Rock

By: Willa Cather

Willa Cather's novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to a new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they ...

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Grand Hotel

By: Vicki Baum

A grand hotel in the center of 1920s Berlin serves as a microcosm of the modern world in Vicki Baum’s celebrated novel, a Weimar-era best seller that retains all its verve and luster today.

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