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Wednesday 12 January 1927

1927-01-12

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). The Kid Brother, directed by Ted Wilde, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927 while Elmer Gantry 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 Kid Brother

Directed by: Ted Wilde

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Walter James

Country: United States

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Flesh and the Devil

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson

Country: United States

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Tell It to the Marines

Directed by: George Hill

Starring: Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman

Country: United States

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Michael

Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Starring: Walter Slezak, Max Auzinger, Nora Gregor

Country: United States

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Nana

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Catherine Hessling, Pierre Lestringuez, Jacqueline Forzane

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Guy Lafitte: French jazz tenor saxophonist, most notable for his work with Mezz Mezzrow from 1951–1952 and having toured with Big Bill Broonzy in 1951.
  • James Stover: American executive and CEO of Eaton, a truck component, electrical controls and high efficiency engines manufacturer.
  • Leopold Ahsen: Writer.
  • Salvatore Martirano: Composer.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1927?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: James J. Davis -- Jan. 10, 1927
  • Science: Science vol. 65 issue 1671
  • Time: L.C.M.S. Amery, Secretary of State for the Colonies

Books

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

Elmer Gantry

By: Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis’ world-famous satire of religious hypocrisy and the excesses of the Roaring ʼ20s. Universally recognized as a landmark in American literature, Elmer Gantry scandalized readers when it was first published, causing Sinclair Lewis to be “invited” to a jail ...

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The Plutocrat

By: Booth Tarkington

1927. Although his first book was about English romance, Newton Booth Tarkington, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, for The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams, came to be known for his comical (and almost cynical) style of the Lost Generation that ...

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Doomsday

By: Warwick Deeping

1927. Warwick, a best-selling novelist in both Europe and America in the 1920s and 1930s, became a household name in the years following the publication of Sorrell and Son.

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Sorrell and Son

By: Warwick Deeping

Set in England in the 1920's the story is about a father's love, devotion and sacrifice for his beloved son. Captain Sorrell returns from the war to find his wife has left him with sole responsibility for their son Kit.

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