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Wednesday 30 July 1930

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joan Negus and Thomas Sowell. For the Defense, directed by John Cromwell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930 while Cimarron by Edna Ferber was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

For the Defense

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk

Country: United States

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The Unholy Three

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Lon Chaney, Lila Lee, Elliott Nugent

Country: United States

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The Shame of Mary Boyle

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Sara Allgood, Edward Chapman, Barry Fitzgerald

Country: United States

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The Big House

Directed by: George Hill

Starring: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone

Country: United States

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Hell's Angels

Directed by: Howard Hughes

Starring: Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 July 1930 ?

  • Vanuatu - Independence Day
  • St. Julitta (a martyr)
  • St. Sennen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Abdon
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joan Negus: American astrologer and author who was co-director of education for NCGR in 1983.
  • Thomas Sowell: American economist.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Joan Gamper: Swiss-born Spanish football pioneer, businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (Born 1877).
  • 1st broadcast of Death Valley Days on NBC-radio
  • In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first Football World Cup.

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What news were making the headlines those days in July 1930?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Richard B. Bennett -- July 28, 1930
  • Science: Science vol. 72 issue 1856
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Senator David A. Reed -- July 21, 1930

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By: Edna Ferber

The basis for the Academy Award-winning major motion picture starring Best Actor nominee Richard Dix and Best Actress nominee Irene Dunne.This vivid and sweeping tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush, from Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber, traces the stunning challenges ...

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By: Warwick Deeping

1930. Warwick, a best-selling novelist in both Europe and America in the 1920s and 1930s, became a household name in the years following the publication of Sorrell and Son.

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The Woman of Andros

By: Thornton Wilder


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Years of Grace

By: Margaret Ayers Barnes

Book by Barnes, Margaret Ayer

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