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Thursday 23 January 1930

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Derek Walcott and William R Pogue. Anna Christie, directed by Clarence Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930 while The Woman of Andros by Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Anna Christie

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion

Country: United States

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The Farmer's Wife

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Jameson Thomas, Lillian Hall-Davis, Gordon Harker

Country: United States

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The Manxman

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Anny Ondra, Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen

Country: United States

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Glorifying the American Girl

Directed by: Millard Webb

Starring: Mary Eaton, Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan

Country: United States

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Pandora's Box

Directed by: Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Starring: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 January 1930 ?

  • Pie Day
  • The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [1]
  • Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
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  • WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions
  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument in Virginia is established.
  • Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto.

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What news were making the headlines those days in January 1930?

  • Time: French Prime Minister
  • Science: Science vol. 71 issue 1829
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Domingo Ugalde -- Jan. 13, 1930

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

The Woman of Andros

By: Thornton Wilder


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By: Warwick Deeping

1930. Warwick, a best-selling novelist in both Europe and America in the 1920s and 1930s, became a household name in the years following the publication of Sorrell and Son.

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Years of Grace

By: Margaret Ayers Barnes

Book by Barnes, Margaret Ayer

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By: Edna Ferber

The basis for the Academy Award-winning major motion picture starring Best Actor nominee Richard Dix and Best Actress nominee Irene Dunne.This vivid and sweeping tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush, from Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber, traces the stunning challenges ...

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