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Wednesday 31 December 1924, NewYear’s Eve

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Victoria Draves and Taylor Mead. The Last Laugh, directed by F.W. Murnau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924 while The Constant Nymph by Margaret Kenned was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Last Laugh

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller

Country: United States

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Peter Pan

Directed by: Herbert Brenon

Starring: Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, George Ali

Country: United States

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Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, William Powell

Country: United States

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Directed by: Erich von Stroheim

Starring: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt

Country: United States

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The Cigarette Girl from Moscow

Directed by: Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky

Starring: Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Anna Dmokhovskaya

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1924 ?

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Victoria Draves: United States -- Platform / springboard diver (1948 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Taylor Mead: American writer, actor and performer.
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  • Hubble announces existence of distant galaxies

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1924 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. I Want to be Happy - Jan Garber & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1924?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Charles Evans Hughes -- Dec. 29, 1924
  • Science: Science vol. 60 issue 1565
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: King Alfonso XIII -- Dec. 22, 1924


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

The Constant Nymph

By: Margaret Kenned

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The Keeper of the Bees

By: Gene Stratton Porter

Set in the author's adopted home of California in the 1920s, this is Gene Stratton-Porter's last novel, a story filled with wisdom, a love of nature, and her own abiding optimism.

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Glorious Apollo

By: E. Barrington

In writing the life of Byron in the form of a novel I have endeavored, as in The Divine Lady and in my other books, to touch biography with imagination and to present the essential truth as I see it, ...

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By: A. Hamilton Gibbs

pages look good and binding is tight. cover looks good as well.

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