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Tuesday 18 October 1927

1927-10-18

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). When Boys Leave Home, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
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Movies

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

When Boys Leave Home

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ivor Novello, Ben Webster, Robin Irvine

Country: United States

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The Jazz Singer

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland

Country: United States

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Two Arabian Knights

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: William Boyd, Mary Astor, Louis Wolheim

Country: United States

Sunrise

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston

Country: United States

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The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Norma Shearer, Jean Hersholt

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
  • USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Marv Rotblatt: American baseball player (d. 2013).
  • George C Scott: American actor (d. 1999).
  • George Scott: American actor and director of stage and film, whose most famous movie role was "Patton" in 1970, and who turned down the Best Actor Academy Award for it because he considered the Oscars a "meat parade.
  • Katherine Fanning in Chicago: Illinois, USA; editor (Christian Science Monitor - 1983).
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Facts:
  • The first flight of Pan American Airways takes off from Key West, Florida, bound for Havana, Cuba.
  • The Italian steamer ship ''Principessa Mafalda'' capsizes off Porto Seguro, Brazil. At least 314 people are killed.
  • Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands opens the Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen, Holland
  • At 5:50 a.m. a ground fault gives way, causing the mine and part of the town of Worthington to collapse into a large chasm located in Ontario. Nobody is injured in the incident, as the area had been evacuated the night before after a mine foreman noticed abnormal rock shifts in the mine.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nikita Balieff -- Oct. 17, 1927
  • Science: Science vol. 66 issue 1711
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: William Morgan Butler -- Oct. 10, 1927

Books

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

Elmer Gantry

By: Sinclair Lewis

Possibly the best student of hypocrisy since Voltaire This portrait of a golden-tongued evangelist-who lives a life of hypocrisy, sensuality, and self-indulgence-is also the chronicle of a reign of vulgarity, which but for Lewis would have left no record of ...

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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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