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Thursday 24 October 1929

US date format: 10/24/1929, UK date format: 24/10/1929

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on October 24, 1929). The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include James Brosnan and George H Crumb. The Virginian, directed by Victor Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
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The Virginian

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, Mary Brian, Richard Arlen

Country: United States

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The Racketeer

Directed by: Howard Higgin

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard, Roland Drew, Paul Hurst

Country: United States

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After the Ball

Directed by: Sean Garrity

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Woman to Woman

Directed by: Victor Saville

Starring: Betty Compson, George Barraud, Juliette Compton, Margaret Chambers

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The Informer

Directed by: Arthur Robison

Starring: Lya De Putti, Lars Hanson, Warwick Ward, Carl Harbord

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Historical Events

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  • 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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Famous Deaths:
  • 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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