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Wednesday 23 May 1928

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rosemary Clooney and Pauline Julien. The End of St. Petersburg, directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928 while Swan Song by John Galsworth was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The End of St. Petersburg

Directed by: Vsevolod Pudovkin

Starring: Vera Baranovskaya, Aleksandr Chistyakov, Ivan Chuvelyov

Country: United States

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The Man Who Laughs

Directed by: Paul Leni

Starring: Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar Jr.

Country: United States

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The Patsy

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler

Country: United States

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Street Angel

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Natalie Kingston

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ted Wilde

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 May 1928 ?

  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
Famous Birthdays:
  • Rosemary Clooney: American band singer, pretty, likable, popular for many years and a huge hit in the '50s.
  • Pauline Julien: Canadian singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1998).
  • Nigel Davenport: British actor, after having worked as a disk jockey.
  • Jean Markale: French writer, poet, radio show host, lecturer and high school teacher who lived in Brittany.
  • Nina Otkalenko: in USSR; 800 metre runner (9 world records).
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  • Bomb attack on Italian embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina; 22 die.

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What news were making the headlines those days in May 1928?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John D. Rockefeller -- May 21, 1928
  • Science: Science vol. 67 issue 1742
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Florenz Ziegfeld -- May 14, 1928

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

Swan Song

By: John Galsworth

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Claire Ambler

By: Booth Tarkington

Garden City, New York published Fiction

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The Greene Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

1928 Collier hardcover, S.S. Van Dine (The Philo Vance Murder Cases: 1-The Benson Murder Case & the 'Canary' Murder Case). A family in slowly being murdered off.

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The Bridge of San Luis

By: Rey Thornton Wilder

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