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Friday 25 August 1933

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tom Skerritt and Wayne Shorter. Rafter Romance, directed by William Seiter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933 while As the Earth Turns by Gladys Hasty Carroll was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Rafter Romance

Directed by: William Seiter

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster, George Sidney

Country: United States

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Dinner at Eight

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery

Country: United States

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Morning Glory

Directed by: Lowell Sherman

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Adolphe Menjou

Country: United States

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Baby Face

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook

Country: United States

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His Private Secretary

Directed by: Philip H. Whitman

Starring: Evalyn Knapp, John Wayne, Reginald Barlow

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 25 August 1933 ?

  • Roman festivals - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
  • RC Saints - Genesius of Arles, Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Joseph Calasanz
  • Uruguay - National Day (independence from Brazil in 1825).
  • Philippines - National Heroes' Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tom Skerritt: American actor and director.
  • Wayne Shorter: American saxophonist and composer (Miles Davis Quintet and Weather Report).
  • Tom Skeritt: American actor who made his movie debut in 1962 in "War Hunt" and then landed parts in TV shows, primarily Western and war-motif episodes where his rugged good looks lend credibility to his characters.
  • Patrick McManus: American journalist and author.
  • István Gaál: Hungarian director and screenwriter (d. 2007).
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  • The Diexi earthquake strikes Mao County, Sichuan, China and kills 9,000 people.
  • Theodor Lessing is assassinated in Marienbad (Mariánské Lázně), Czechoslovakia.
  • Air France begins operations with 250 planes.

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  • Science: Science vol. 78 issue 2017
  • Time: German General
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

As the Earth Turns

By: Gladys Hasty Carroll

Book by Carroll, Gladys Hasty

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Anthony Adverse

By: Hervey Allen

Anthony Adverse

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Ann Vickers

By: Sinclair Lewis

Some reviewers were outraged by Ann Vickers when it first appeared in 1933. "Persons unused to horrid and filthy things had better stay at a safe distance from this book," wrote one.

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One More River

By: John Galsworth

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