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Saturday 27 January 1934

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Federico Mayor Zaragoza in Barcelona and Julian Ogilvie. This Side of Heaven, directed by William K. Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934 while So Red the Rose by Stark Young was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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The Lucky Texan

Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury

Starring: John Wayne, Barbara Sheldon, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Country: United States

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Sons of the Desert

Directed by: William A. Seiter

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase

Country: United States

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Design for Living

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins

Country: United States

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Queen Christina

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith

Country: United States

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Flying Down to Rio

Directed by: Thornton Freeland

Starring: Dolores del Rio, Gene Raymond, Raul Roulien

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
  • Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
  • Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
  • Italy ? Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Federico Mayor Zaragoza in Barcelona: Spain; UNESCO director (1987-).
  • Julian Ogilvie: Thompson; CEO (De Beers).
  • Edithe Cresson: premier of France (1991-92).
  • Donald Spiers: controller (Aircraft Ministry of Defence).
  • Raymond Boudon: French sociologist, professor at the Paris-Sorbonne University, and member of many important institutions: Académie des Sciences morales et politiques, Academia Europaea, British Academy, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, International Academy of Human Sciences of St Petersburg, Central European Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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Facts:
  • VARA refuses to hire after commemoration of Marinus Van de Lubbe.
  • French government of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair).

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  • Science: Science vol. 79 issue 2039
  • Time: Chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation
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Books

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

So Red the Rose

By: Stark Young

Young's novel of war coming to the Natchez region of Mississippi has long been considered one of the best of Civil War novels. “If you would understand what was best in the Old South, its attitude toward life, you will ...

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Good-bye, Mr. Chips

By: James Hilton

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (originally, Good-bye, Mr. Chips) is a short novel about the life of a schoolteacher, Mr. Chipping, written by the English writer James Hilton, published in the United States in June 1934 by Little, Brown and Company and ...

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Anthony Adverse

By: Hervey Allen

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Lamb in His Bosom

By: Caroline Miller

In 1934, Caroline Miller's novel Lamb in His Bosom won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. It was the first novel by a Georgia author to win a Pulitzer, soon followed by Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind in 1937.

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