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Friday 29 August 1924

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include James W Wood and Consuelo Velazquez. The Iron Horse, directed by Kevin Brownlow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924 while So Big by Edna Ferber was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

Monsieur Beaucaire

Directed by: Sidney Olcott

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Bebe Daniels, Lois Wilson

Country: United States

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Manhandled

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Tom Moore, Lilyan Tashman

Country: United States

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Destiny

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, Bernhard Goetzke

Country: United States

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The Sea Hawk

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

Starring: Milton Sills, Enid Bennett, Lloyd Hughes

Country: United States

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Sherlock Jr.

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 August 1924 ?

Holidays:
  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • German Republic day accepts Dawes plan

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1924 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. San - Ted Lewis & His Band
  2. Don't Mind the Rain - Blossom Seeley
  3. Forget-Me-Not (Means Remember Me) - Benson Orchestra of Chicago

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1924?

  • Science: Science vol. 60 issue 1548
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Edith Cummings -- Aug. 25, 1924
  • Science: Science vol. 60 issue 1547

Books

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

So Big

By: Edna Ferber

"A masterpiece. . . . It has the completeness, [the] finality, that grips and exalts and convinces." — Literary Review Widely regarded as the master work of celebrated author and Algonquin Round Table mainstay Edna Ferber—who also penned other classics ...

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The Little French Girl

By: Anne Douglas Sedgwick

TITLE: THE LITTLE FRENCH GIRL By ANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK 1924 AUTHOR: ANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: GROSSET & DUNLAP, NY 1924 EDITION: First Edition assumed for Grosset CATEGORY: Children, Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: Blue

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The Plastic Age

By: Percy Marks

When The Plastic Age became a controversial best seller, Marks got hundreds of letters applauding him for tearing the veil of hypocrisy from around the depravities of college life, berat­ing him for spoiling the game by publiciz­ing it, or seeking ...

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The Heirs Apparent

By: Philip Gibbs

tale of a youth, that is utterly impatient of the muddle of the world, & bitterly resentful that it is expected to set right the muddle of centuries

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