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Thursday 24 October 1929

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include George H Crumb and James Brosnan. The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Sam Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929 while All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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The Taming of the Shrew

Directed by: Sam Taylor

Starring: Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Edwin Maxwell

Country: United States

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Applause

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Fuller Mellish Jr.

Country: United States

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Blackmail

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood

Country: United States

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Disraeli

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: George Arliss, Joan Bennett, Florence Arliss

Country: United States

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The Great Divide

Directed by: Reginald Barker

Starring: Dorothy Mackaill, Ian Keith, Myrna Loy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
Famous Birthdays:
  • George H Crumb: Charleston, West Virginia -- Composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time).
  • James Brosnan: Baseball player / writer (Long Season).
  • George Crumb in Charleston: West Virginia, USA; composer (Pulitzer Prize 1968 - Echoes of Time).
  • Jim Brosnan: American baseball player, a right-handed pitcher with the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago White Sox between 1954 and 1963.
  • Eugene Grisanti: American lawyer and CEO in charge of International Flavors and Fragrances.
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Facts:
  • Black Thursday, start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
  • First day of New York stock market crash, Black Thursday.
  • Song "Happy Days are Here Again" is published in the USA.
  • ''Black Thursday'' stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • October 29 ampndash Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).

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  • Time: U.S. Ambassador to Cuba
  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1816
  • Time: Chicago Cubs owner

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Books

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All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Erich Maria Remarque

Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches.

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Dodsworth

By: Sinclair Lewis

Dodsworth is a satirical novel by American writer Sinclair Lewis, about a retired fellow and his wife who tour Europe together in the 1920's. On their extensive travels across Europe they are soon caught up in vastly different lifestyles, and ...

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Peder Victorious

By: O.E. Rolvaag

Peder Victorious, the sequel to Rölvaag's massive Giants in the Earth, continues the saga of the Norwegian settlers in the Dakotas.

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Roper's Row

By: Warwick Deeping

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