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Saturday 17 December 1927

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Richard Long in Chicago and Emory Bellard. Chicago, directed by Frank Urson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Chicago

Directed by: Frank Urson

Starring: Phyllis Haver, Victor Varconi, Virginia Bradford

Country: United States

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A Texas Steer

Directed by: Richard Wallace

Starring: Will Rogers, Louise Fazenda, Sam Hardy

Country: United States

London After Midnight

Directed by: Tod Browning

Starring: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall

Country: United States

Love

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, George Fawcett

Country: United States

Der heilige Berg

Directed by: Arnold Fanck

Starring: Leni Riefenstahl, Luis Trenker, Ernst Petersen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 December 1927 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Richard Long in Chicago: Illinois, USA; actor (Professor - Nanny and the Professor).
  • Emory Bellard: American college football coach considered to have had one of the most innovative offensive minds in football and is credited for inventing the wishbone formation.
  • Elizabeth Mavor: Scottish novelist and biographer, whose subjects were unusual or adventurous females.
  • Georges Jaeger: Obernai physician.
  • Ivar Ivask: Estonian poet and scholar (d. 1992).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Victoria scores 793 in cricket against Queensland, Bill Ponsford scores 437.
  • US submarine S-4 sinks after collision, kills all 34 aboard.
  • The ''U.S. submarine S-4'' is accidentally rammed and sunk by the United States Coast Guard cutter ''John Paulding'' off Provincetown, Massachusetts, killing everyone aboard despite several unsuccessful attempts to raise the submarine.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 66 issue 1720
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Senator Robert LaFollette -- Dec. 12, 1927
  • Science: Science vol. 66 issue 1719

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Books

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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

SYNOPSIS: "Set in the English countryside shortly after the end of WWI. Arnold Furze, a former army captain, bought the run down Doomsday farm and is trying to build it back up.

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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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