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Thursday 24 May 1928

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Adrian Frutiger and Stig Erlander. 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 24 May 1928 ?

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Adrian Frutiger: Swiss calligrapher, teacher, typeface designer and typographer.
  • Stig Erlander: American molecular biologist and nutritionist; ahead of his time with effective methods to treat patients with environmental sensitivities and food allergies.
  • Peter Griffiths: MP.
  • Stanley Baxter: British comedian (Joey Boy, Fast Lady).
  • William Trevor: British writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune).
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  • Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole again

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Magazine Covers

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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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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Claire Ambler

By: Booth Tarkington

Garden City, New York published Fiction

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