Tuesday 17 August 1926


It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Fig Leaves, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Fig Leaves

Fig Leaves

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Phyllis Haver

Country: United States

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Battling Butler

Battling Butler

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Sally O'Neil, Walter James

Country: United States

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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Directed by: Victor Seastrom

Starring: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Henry B. Walthall

Country: United States

Don Juan

Don Juan

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: Jane Winton, John Roche, Warner Oland

Country: United States

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So This Is Paris

So This Is Paris

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, Lilyan Tashman

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1926 ?

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
  • George Melly: British entertainer, journalist, jazz-personality and author.
  • Lewis Branscomb: American physicist, and editor of "The Revue of Modern Physics" from 1968-73.
  • Margaret Eden: American worker whose car stalled on the railroad tracks as she was driving to work on 6/12/1950.
  • Jean Poiret: French actor, director, and screenwriter.
  • Haakon Barfod: Norway -- Yachting (1948, 52 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
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  • Greek-Serbian / Croatian / Slavs peace treaty signed

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1926 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Bye Bye, Blackbird - Nick Lucas
  2. Am I Wasting My Time on You? - Lewis James
  3. The Blue Room - Melody Sheiks (Sam Lanin & His Orchestra)
  4. But I Do, You Know I Do - Ruth Etting

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1926?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arthur Brisbane -- Aug. 16, 1926
  • Science: Science vol. 64 issue 1650


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

The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine

The Private Life of Helen of Troy

By: John Erskine

Early edition with no edition listed. Bound in black cloth with orange lettering & decorations. VG, has some rubbing to the spine tips & corners. Owner's gift inscription dated 1926 on 1/2 title page.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

By: Anita Loos

Loos’s classic tale shows that questions of women and power―more relevant today than ever―can come in the most alluring of packages. This delirious 1925 Jazz Age classic introduced readers to Lorelei Lee, the small-town girl from Little Rock, who has ...

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Sorrell and Son by Warwick Deeping

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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The Hounds of Spring by Sylvia Thompson

The Hounds of Spring

By: Sylvia Thompson

Hardcover Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap; First Edition edition (1926) Language: English ASIN: B000OKWU0E Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item

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