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Monday 24 August 1931

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). The Horse Ate the Hat, directed by Ren Clair, 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. On TV people were watching The Television Ghost.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

Movies

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

Street Scene

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, William Collier Jr., Estelle Taylor

Country: United States

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Bad Girl

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Minna Gombell

Country: United States

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Night Nurse

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell

Country: United States

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Smart Money

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp

Country: United States

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The Smiling Lieutenant

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 1931 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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Facts:
  • Resignation of the United Kingdom's Second Labour Government. Formation of the UK National Government.
  • France and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality/no attack treaty.

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1931?

  • Time: Chairman of the Governing Board of Chase National Bank
  • Science: Science vol. 74 issue 1912
  • Time: Counsel Samuel Seabury of New York City

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Books

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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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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Years of Grace

By: Margaret Ayers Barnes

Book by Barnes, Margaret Ayer

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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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