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Friday 25 December 1931, Christmas

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Uzo Egonu . À Nous la Liberté, directed by Ren Clair, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931 while Years of Grace by Margaret Ayers Barnes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Television Magic.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Tonight or Never

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas, Alison Skipworth

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett

Country: United States

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Directed by: James Whale

Starring: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff

Country: United States

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Flying High

Directed by: Charles F. Reisner

Starring: Bert Lahr, Charlotte Greenwood, Pat O'Brien

Country: United States

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Blonde Crazy

Directed by: Roy Del Ruth

Starring: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Louis Calhern

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Television Magic

Starring: Edwin Howard

Country: United States

Mortimer Miller

Starring: Mortimer Miller

Country: United States

Gertrude Hintlian

Starring: Gertrude Hintlian

Country: United States

Hair Fashions

Starring: Ferdinand Graf

Country: United States

William Searle

Starring: William Searle

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1931 ?

  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
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  • Fleetwood-Smith takes 5-69 Victoria vs. Tas at Hobart
  • Albert Lonergan scores 137 South Africa versus Queensland at Adelaide before 5,697.
  • New York's Metropolitan Opera broadcasts an entire opera over radio.

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  • Science: Science vol. 74 issue 1930
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Adolf Hitler -- Dec. 21, 1931
  • Science: Science vol. 74 issue 1929

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

Years of Grace

By: Margaret Ayers Barnes

Book by Barnes, Margaret Ayer

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The Good Earth

By: Pearl S. Buck

Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained ...

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Grand Hotel

By: Vicki Baum

A grand hotel in the center of 1920s Berlin serves as a microcosm of the modern world in Vicki Baum’s celebrated novel, a Weimar-era best seller that retains all its verve and luster today.

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Shadows on the Rock

By: Willa Cather

Willa Cather's novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to a new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they ...

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