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Saturday 24 October 1936

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bill Wyman and Rainer Kunad. Les Misérables, directed by Raymond Bernard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936 while It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Les Misérables

Directed by: Raymond Bernard

Starring: Harry Baur, Charles Vanel, Paul Azas

Country: United States

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The Charge of the Light Brigade

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles

Country: United States

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The Garden of Allah

Directed by: Richard Boleslawski

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Charles Boyer, Basil Rathbone

Country: United States

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Libeled Lady

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy

Country: United States

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Ride Ranger Ride

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Kay Hughes

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 24 October 1936 ?

  • 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
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1936?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cardinal Pacelli -- Oct. 19, 1936
  • Time: Marquess Linlithgow (Victor Alexander John Hope)
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lou Gehrig & Carl Hubbell -- Oct. 5, 1936

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

It Can't Happen Here

By: Sinclair Lewis

“The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s authoritarian appeal.”—SalonIt Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith.

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The Last Puritan

By: George Santayana

Santayana's The Last Puritan, 1st Ed by George Santayana. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. First edition. 602 pages. Hardcover w/Jacket. Solid copy, moderate wear

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By: Charles Morgan

536pages. in8. Cartonné.

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By: Lloyd C. Douglas


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