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Monday 29 October 1923

It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dietrich Manicke and Carl Djerassi. The Extra Girl, directed by F. Richard Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923 while The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Extra Girl

Directed by: F. Richard Jones

Starring: Mabel Normand, Ralph Graves, George Nichols

Country: United States

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A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Edna Purviance, Clarence Geldart, Carl Miller

Country: United States

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Three Ages

Directed by: Eddie Cline

Starring: Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery

Country: United States

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Adam's Rib

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Milton Sills, Elliott Dexter, Theodore Kosloff

Country: United States

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Directed by: Rex Ingram

Starring: Lloyd Ingraham, Alice Terry, Ramon Novarro

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 October 1923 ?

  • St. Terence of Metz
  • Turkey - Republic Day (1923)
  • Anglican Church - James Hannington
  • St. Zenobius
  • St. Theodore
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dietrich Manicke: Composer.
  • Carl Djerassi: Austrian-American chemist, novelist, and playwright best known for his contribution to the development of oral contraceptive pills and the use of physical methods in organic chemistry as well as on structure elucidation of natural products (notably steroids), an area in which he published over 1000 papers.
  • Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs: Dutch runner hurdler and long jumper (d. 2015).
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  • Army move SPD / KPD-Government to German part of Saxon
  • Textile strike in Enschede Neth, against lower wages, begins
  • Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)
  • Turkey becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Runnin' Wild (introducing the Charleston dance) opens on Broadway.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1923 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. When You Walked Out, Someone Else Walked Right In - Frank Crumit
  2. Cut Yourself a Piece of Cake - Ted Lewis & His Band

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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1923?

  • Science: Science vol. 58 issue 1504
  • Science: Science vol. 58 issue 1503
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Enchanted April

By: Elizabeth von Arnim

The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth Von Amim, is a story of four women, all seeking a place to get away. A discreet advertisement in The Times, addressed "To Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine", offers a small medieval castle for ...

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His Children's Children

By: Arthur Train

1923. Train was the former assistant district attorney in New York City. His interactions with clients, together with his experiences in the courtroom, provided the material for the more than 250 short stories and novels he would write during his ...

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By: Sinclair Lewis

Prosperous and socially prominent, George Babbitt appears to have everything a man could wish: good health, a fine family, and a profitable business in a booming Midwestern city.

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Black Oxen

By: Gertrude Atherton

Black Oxen unites such unlikely topics as medical rejuvenation treatments, eugenics, American youth culture, and cross-generational relationships. The beautiful American widow of a Hungarian count, Mary Zattiany is fifty-eight years old; after receiving experimental “rejuvenation treatments” and returning to America, ...

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