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Saturday 29 August 1931

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bernard Rancillac and Victor Riley. Waterloo Bridge, directed by James Whale, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931 while The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Television Ghost.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

The Television Ghost

Starring: George Kelting

Country: United States

Movies

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

Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: James Whale

Starring: Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd

Country: United States

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Street Scene

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, William Collier Jr., Estelle Taylor

Country: United States

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Bad Girl

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Minna Gombell

Country: United States

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Night Nurse

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell

Country: United States

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Smart Money

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 August 1931 ?

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.
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1931?

  • Science: Science vol. 74 issue 1913
  • Time: Chairman of the Governing Board of Chase National Bank
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Books

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

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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Years of Grace

By: Margaret Ayers Barnes

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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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