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Saturday 28 September 1929

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lata Mangeshkar and Alfred Cahen. The Mysterious Island, directed by Lucien Hubbard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929 while Dark Hester by Anne Douglas Sedgwick was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: George Arliss, Joan Bennett, Florence Arliss

Country: United States

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The Great Divide

Directed by: Reginald Barker

Starring: Dorothy Mackaill, Ian Keith, Myrna Loy

Country: United States

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The Great Gabbo

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: Erich von Stroheim, Donald Douglas, Betty Compson

Country: United States

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Our Modern Maidens

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Joan Crawford, Rod La Rocque, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Country: United States

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Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 September 1929 ?

  • Feast day of the following RC Saints Leoba
  • St. Wenceslas
  • French Republican Calendar - Carotte (Carrot) Day, seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Taiwan - Teacher's Day (Confucius' birthday)
  • Czech Republic - Czech Statehood Day
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  • 1st CF interception return for a touchdown (Joe Hess - University of Alberta)

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  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1813
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Christian K. Cagle -- Sep. 23, 1929
  • Science: Science vol. 70 issue 1812

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

Dark Hester

By: Anne Douglas Sedgwick

Young girl's mystery novel from 1919 in England.

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Peder Victorious

By: O.E. Rolvaag

Peder Victorious, the sequel to Rölvaag's massive Giants in the Earth, continues the saga of the Norwegian settlers in the Dakotas.

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All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Erich Maria Remarque

Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches.

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By: Sinclair Lewis

Dodsworth is a satirical novel by American writer Sinclair Lewis, about a retired fellow and his wife who tour Europe together in the 1920's. On their extensive travels across Europe they are soon caught up in vastly different lifestyles, and ...

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