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Saturday 28 October 1922

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cliff Hanley and Gershon Kingsley. Oliver Twist, directed by Frank Lloyd, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922 while If Winter Comes by A.S.M. Hutchinson was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Oliver Twist

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

Starring: Jackie Coogan, James A. Marcus, Aggie Herring

Country: United States

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Robin Hood

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Wallace Beery, Sam De Grasse, Enid Bennett

Country: United States

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One Exciting Night

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Carol Dempster, Henry Hull, Porter Strong

Country: United States

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Lorna Doone

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Madge Bellamy, Mae Giraci, John Bowers

Country: United States

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Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Leatrice Joy, Thomas Meighan, Lois Wilson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 October 1922 ?

  • St. Anastasia II
  • St. Remigius
  • Greece - Oxi (No) Day
  • Czechoslovakia - gains its independence from Austria-Hungary (1918); Holiday in the Czech Republic, Remembrance Day in Slovakia.
  • Also see October 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Cliff Hanley: Scottish journalist, novelist, playwright and broadcaster, who wrote the words of Scotland's unofficial national anthem Scotland the Brave.
  • Gershon Kingsley: German-American pianist composer and conductor.
  • Simon Muzenda: Zimbabwe politician 1st Vice President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003).
  • Butch van Breda Kolff: American basketball player and coach (d. 2007).
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Famous Deaths:
  • 1st coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1922 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Gallagher & Shean - Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean
  2. I'm Just Wild About Harry - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  3. Sweet Indiana Home - Marion Harris

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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1922?

  • Science: Science vol. 56 issue 1452
  • Science: Science vol. 56 issue 1451
  • Science: Science vol. 56 issue 1450


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

If Winter Comes

By: A.S.M. Hutchinson

An excerpt from The North American Review, Volume 215: NOVEL-WRITING, despite some signs to the contrary, makes real progress as an art; but it is not often that the new art is combined with the old magic so effectively as ...

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The Head of the House of Coombe

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Head of the House of Coombe is a 1922 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The Head of the House of Coombe follows the relationships between a group of pre–World War One English nobles and commoners.

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Simon Called Peter

By: Robert Keable

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide.

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Gentle Julia

By: Booth Tarkington

Although the title character, Julia, is a sweet and pretty girl with dozens of admirers, it is her young cousin Florence who really steals the show with her tart observations and complicated schemes.

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