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Friday 29 December 1933

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Prez "Kidd" Kenneth and Frederick Thurston. Sons of the Desert, directed by William A. Seiter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933 while One More River by John Galsworth was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Sons of the Desert

Directed by: William A. Seiter

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase

Country: United States

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Design for Living

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins

Country: United States

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Queen Christina

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith

Country: United States

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The Son of Kong

Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Frank Reicher

Country: United States

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Flying Down to Rio

Directed by: Thornton Freeland

Starring: Dolores del Rio, Gene Raymond, Raul Roulien

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 December 1933 ?

Holidays:
  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
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Facts:
  • Yank refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cin Reds
  • Members of the Iron Guard assassinate Ion Gheorghe Duca, prime minister of Romania.
  • The United States Federal Government outlaws cannabis.
  • A coup attempt against Franklin Delano Roosevelt fails in the United States (''see'' Smedley Butler).
  • US President Roosevelt rejects socialism and government ownership of industry.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1933 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. April in Paris - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1933?

  • Science: Science vol. 78 issue 2035
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Alice in Wonderland -- Dec. 25, 1933
  • Science: Science vol. 78 issue 2034

Books

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

One More River

By: John Galsworth

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Ann Vickers

By: Sinclair Lewis

Some reviewers were outraged by Ann Vickers when it first appeared in 1933. "Persons unused to horrid and filthy things had better stay at a safe distance from this book," wrote one.

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Anthony Adverse

By: Hervey Allen

Anthony Adverse

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Magnificent Obsession

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

When Robert Merrick's life is saved at the expense of the life of an eccentric but adored surgeon, the carefree playboy is forced to reevaluate his own path.

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