Friday 17 September 1926


It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). The Strong Man, directed by Frank Capra, 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 ?

The Strong Man

The Strong Man

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Harry Langdon, Priscilla Bonner, Gertrude Astor

Country: United States

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3 Bad Men

3 Bad Men

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Lou Tellegen

Country: United States

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Beau Geste

Beau Geste

Directed by: Herbert Brenon

Starring: Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1926 ?

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bill Black: American bass player and bandleader (The Blue Moon Boys) (d. 1965).
  • Curtis Harrington: American actor director and screenwriter (d. 2007).
  • Hovie Lister: American minister and pianist (The Statesmen Quartet and Masters V) (d. 2001).
  • Jack McDuff: American singer and organist (d. 2001).
  • Reginald Marsh: Actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hurricane hits Miami and Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Cherie, I Love You - Ross Gorman & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 64 issue 1655
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Will H. Hays -- Sep. 13, 1926


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

Historical novel.

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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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Retro and Vintage gifts

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