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Wednesday 31 December 1930, NewYear’s Eve

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Odetta and Ala Odetta [Odetta Holmes]. Amerikanka, directed by Leo Esakya, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930 while Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Myndell Louis (1931 TV Series).
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Royal Family of Broadway

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Ina Claire, Fredric March, Henrietta Crosman

Country: United States

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The Blue Angel

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron

Country: United States

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Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Phyllis Konstam

Country: United States

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Just Imagine

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: El Brendel, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Garrick

Country: United States

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Min and Bill

Directed by: George Hill

Starring: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Myndell Louis (1931 TV Series)

Hints for Swimmers

Starring: Charles Speer

Country: United States

Poet's Favorites

Starring: Peter De Lima

Country: United States


Starring: Florence Kyte, Tashamira

Country: United States

Grace Yeager

Starring: Grace Yeager

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1930 ?

  • 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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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1930 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Them There Eyes - Gus Arnheim & His Orchestra (Vocal Rhythm Boys (Bing Crosby)
  2. Where Have You Been? - Emil Coleman & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pope Pius XI -- Dec. 29, 1930
  • Science: Science vol. 72 issue 1878
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mrs. Albert Einstein -- Dec. 22, 1930


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

Shadows on the Rock

By: Willa Cather

Willa Cather's novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to a new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they ...

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Years of Grace

By: Margaret Ayers Barnes

Book by Barnes, Margaret Ayer

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A White Bird Flying

By: Bess Streeter Aldrich

Abbie Deal, the matriarch of a pioneer Nebraska family, has died at the beginning of A White Bird Flying, leaving her china and heavy furniture to others and to her granddaughter Laura the secret of her dream of finer things.

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The Good Earth

By: Pearl S. Buck

Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained ...

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