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Tuesday 29 December 1931

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Barbara Steele and Prince Gu. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931 while Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Television Magic.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Television Magic

Starring: Edwin Howard

Country: United States

Mortimer Miller

Starring: Mortimer Miller

Country: United States

Gertrude Hintlian

Starring: Gertrude Hintlian

Country: United States

Harry Fries and His Musical Saw

Starring: Harry Fries

Country: United States

Hair Fashions

Starring: Ferdinand Graf

Country: United States

Movies

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

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart

Country: United States

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Tonight or Never

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas, Alison Skipworth

Country: United States

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Arrowsmith

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett

Country: United States

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Frankenstein

Directed by: James Whale

Starring: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff

Country: United States

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Flying High

Directed by: Charles F. Reisner

Starring: Bert Lahr, Charlotte Greenwood, Pat O'Brien

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Barbara Steele: England, United Kingdom -- Actress (Castle of Blood, Dark Shadows).
  • Prince Gu: of Korea (d. 2005).
  • Yi Gu: Japanese-American son of Yi Bangja (d. 2005).
  • Stasys Stonkus: Lithuanian basketball player and coach (d. 2012).
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Facts:
  • Victoria scores 7 for 435 in second innings to beat New South Wales.
  • Identification of heavy water publicly announced, HC Urey.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1931 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Home - Peter Van Steeden & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1931?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ki Inukai -- Dec. 28, 1931
  • Science: Science vol. 74 issue 1930
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Adolf Hitler -- Dec. 21, 1931

Books

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

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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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

Book by Barnes, Margaret Ayer

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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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