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Wednesday 31 December 1930, NewYear’s Eve

US date format: 12/31/1930, UK date format: 31/12/1930

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 31, 1930). The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Odetta and Odetta [Holmes] in Birmingham. Billy the Kid, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930 On TV people were watching Looney Tunes.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Billy the Kid

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Wallace Beery, Kay Johnson, Karl Dane

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The Silver Horde

Directed by: George Archainbaud

Starring: Evelyn Brent, Joel McCrea, Louis Wolheim, Jean Arthur

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Way for a Sailor

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: John Gilbert, Wallace Beery, Jim Tully, Leila Hyams

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Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, Ullrich Haupt

Country: United States

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The Bat Whispers

Directed by: Roland West

Starring: Chance Ward, Richard Tucker, Wilson Benge, DeWitt Jennings

Country: United States

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Looney Tunes

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Historical Events

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  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Odetta : American singer known for vocal power and clarity with a rich intensity of style.
  • Ala Odetta [Odetta Holmes]: Birmingham -- Folk singer / actress.
  • Odetta [Holmes] in Birmingham: Alabama, USA; folk singer/actress (Sanctuary).
  • Billie Turner: American agricultural engineer and CEO of IMC Fertilizer, the world's largest producer of phosphate rock and potash.
  • Jaime Escalante: Bolivian-born American high school teacher at Garfield High School (Born 1930).
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  • Pontifical encyclical Casti connubii against mixed marriages
  • US tobacco industry produced 123 billion cigarettes in 1930
  • The Papal encyclical ''Casti Connubii'' issued by Pope Pius XI stresses the sanctity of marriage, prohibits Roman Catholics from using any form of artificial birth control, and reaffirms the Catholic prohibition on abortion.
  • The British White Paper demands restrictions on Jewish immigration into Palestine.
  • The Federal Bureau of Narcotics replaces the Narcotics Division of the Prohibition Unit.

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Planetary positions on December 31, 1930 - Geocentric view

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