Thursday 26 January 1928
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Philip Jose Farmer and Gene Snyder American politician (Representative-Republican-Kentucky.
The Last Command, directed by Josef von Sternberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
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- Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
- Saint Paula
- Saint Alberic
- Margaret of Hungary
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day
- Uganda - Liberation Day.
- India - Republic Day - One of only three state holidays in India, celebrated with pomp and a military parade in New Delhi.
- International Customs Day.
- Australia - Australia Day.
- Philip Jose Farmer: Indiana, United States -- Science fiction Novelist (Riverworld).
- Gene Snyder American politician (Representative-Republican-Kentucky: 1963-65, 1967-).
- Eartha Kitt: American singer and actress who rose from grinding, abject poverty; an illegitimate child of a half-black, half-American Indian woman and a white father whose identity she never learned.
- Roger Vadim: French director who began directing in 1961 and has worked in TV, ballet and films.
- The volcanic island Anak Krakatau appears.
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