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Tuesday 23 August 1927

1927-08-23

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom, directed by Rolf Randolf, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
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Movies

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Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom

Directed by: Rolf Randolf

Starring: Henry Stuart, Elza Temary, Carl de Vogt

Country: United States

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Nelson

Directed by: Walter Summers

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Gertrude McCoy, Frank Perfitt

Country: United States

Underworld

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: George Bancroft, Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent

Country: United States

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Warning Shadows

Directed by: Arthur Robison

Starring: Alexander Granach, Max Glstorff, Lilli Herder

Country: United States

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Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede Nissen, Gertrude Welcker

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 August 1927 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
Famous Birthdays:
  • Allan Kaprow: American artist, architect and painter.
  • John Hoskyns: Director-General (Institute of Directors).
  • Martial Solal: French jazz pianist and composer, who is probably most widely known for the music he wrote for Jean-Luc Godard's debut feature film À bout de souffle (1960).
  • Philippe Mestre: French politician and minister.
  • Dick Bruna: Dutch author and illustrator.
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Facts:
  • Sacco and Vanzetti are executed.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Max Reinhardt -- Aug. 22, 1927
  • Science: Science vol. 66 issue 1703
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: William Randolph Hearst -- Aug. 15, 1927

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

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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