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Thursday 31 May 1923

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Wolfgang Lesser and Clint Rainier III. The White Rose, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923 while Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

The White Rose

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Mae Marsh, Carol Dempster, Ivor Novello

Country: United States

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Safety Last!

Directed by: Fred Neymeyer

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother

Country: United States

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Souls for Sale

Directed by: Rupert Hughes

Starring: Eleanor Boardman, Frank Mayo, Richard Dix

Country: United States

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The Covered Wagon

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: J. Warren Kerrigan, Lois Wilson, Alan Hale

Country: United States

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Othello

Directed by: Dimitri Buchowetzki

Starring: Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss, Ica von Lenkeffy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1923 ?

Holidays:
  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Wolfgang Lesser: Composer.
  • Clint Rainier III: Prince of Monaco (1949-).
  • Donald Kinman: American homicide; liked to strangle his women while making love.
  • Ellsworth Kelly: American painter, sculptor and artist.
  • Rainier: Monaco royalty, ruler of a principality of 370 acres, which under the terms of the Treaty of 1918 with France, will fall under French rule if the royal family dies out.
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Facts:
  • China and the USSR exchange diplomats

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1923 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Dreamy Melody - Art Landry & His Orchestra
  2. Saw Mill River Road - Isham Jones & His Orchestra
  3. You Know You Belong to Somebody Else (So Why Don't You Leave Me Alone) - Henry Burr
  4. Underneath the Mellow Moon - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra

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  • Science: Science vol. 57 issue 1482
  • Science: Science vol. 57 issue 1481
  • Science: Science vol. 57 issue 1480

Books

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

Babbitt

By: Sinclair Lewis

Prosperous and socially prominent, George Babbitt appears to have everything a man could wish: good health, a fine family, and a profitable business in a booming Midwestern city.

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Black Oxen

By: Gertrude Atherton

Black Oxen unites such unlikely topics as medical rejuvenation treatments, eugenics, American youth culture, and cross-generational relationships. The beautiful American widow of a Hungarian count, Mary Zattiany is fifty-eight years old; after receiving experimental “rejuvenation treatments” and returning to America, ...

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The Enchanted April

By: Elizabeth von Arnim

The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth Von Amim, is a story of four women, all seeking a place to get away. A discreet advertisement in The Times, addressed "To Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine", offers a small medieval castle for ...

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His Children's Children

By: Arthur Train

1923. Train was the former assistant district attorney in New York City. His interactions with clients, together with his experiences in the courtroom, provided the material for the more than 250 short stories and novels he would write during his ...

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