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Monday 24 May 1937

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brunella Tocci and Archie Shepp. Kid Galahad, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937 while Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sports Review.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Kid Galahad

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

Country: United States

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Charlie Chan at the Olympics

Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone

Starring: Warner Oland, Katherine DeMille, Pauline Moore

Country: United States

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Captains Courageous

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Shall We Dance

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton

Country: United States

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Make Way for Tomorrow

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Sports Review

Starring: Howard Marshall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

For the Children

Starring: Mary Adams

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Disorderly Room

Starring: Harry Cranley, Tommy Handley, Fred Hudson, Len Maxwell

Queue for Song

Starring: Queenie Leonard, Dennis Van Thai

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Masks Through the Ages

Starring: Duncan Melvin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 1937 ?

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

Gone with the Wind

By: Margaret Mitchell

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.Widely

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The Years

By: Virginia Woolf

The principal theme of this ambitious book is Time, threading together three generations of an upper-class English family, the Pargiters. The characters come and go, meet, talk, think, dream, grow older, in a continuous ritual of life that eludes meaning.

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Drums Along the Mohawk

By: Walter D. Edmonds

The bestselling novel behind John Ford’s acclaimed film starring Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, and Edna May Oliver. When newlyweds Gilbert and Lana Martin settle in the Mohawk Valley in 1776, they work tirelessly against the elements to build a new ...

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The Citadel

By: A. J. Cronin

"Cronin's distinguished achievement....No one could have written as fine, honest, and moving a study of a young doctor as The Citadel without possessing great literary taste and skill."

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