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Thursday 31 December 1936, NewYear’s Eve

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jerry Grant and Clarence Major. After the Thin Man, directed by W.S. Van Dyke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936 while Sparkenbroke by Charles Morgan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Re-View.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Re-View

Starring: William Stephens, Roy Ellis, Queenie Leonard, Harry Foster

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Composer at the Piano

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Pre-View

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Elizabeth Cowell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Dish of the Month

Starring: Marcel Boulestin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The World of Women

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

After the Thin Man

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart

Country: United States

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Camille

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Great Guy

Directed by: John G. Blystone

Starring: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, James Burke

Country: United States

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Lloyd's of London

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Madeleine Carroll, Freddie Bartholomew

Country: United States

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The Plainsman

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1936 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jerry Grant: American musician, a composer and arranger for film and TV scores.
  • Clarence Major: American poet, painter and novelist.
  • Noel Tyl: American professional astrologer, author, international lecturer, publisher and editor who has authored 23 books and edited 10 others.
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1936 ?

Top #6 songs in the USA
  1. Goodnight, My Love - Hal Kemp & His Orchestra
  2. T'aint Good (Like a Nickel Made of Wood) - Fats Waller
  3. Serenade in the Night - Mantovani & His Orchestra
  4. There's Something in the Air - Shep Fields & His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra
  5. The Night is Young and You're So Beautiful - George Hall & His Orchestra
  6. Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy - Indian Love Call

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1936?

  • Life: American Ballet
  • Time: Japanese Emperor Hirohito (L) walking past contraption designed to detect incoming aircraft by sound
  • Life: Beaverbrook Baby

Books

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

Sparkenbroke

By: Charles Morgan

536pages. in8. Cartonné.

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The Last Puritan

By: George Santayana

Santayana's The Last Puritan, 1st Ed by George Santayana. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. First edition. 602 pages. Hardcover w/Jacket. Solid copy, moderate wear

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It Can't Happen Here

By: Sinclair Lewis

“The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s authoritarian appeal.”—SalonIt Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith.

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White Banners

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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