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Tuesday 1 March 1927

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Harry Belafonte and Claude Gensac. Metropolis, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927 while Doomsday by Warwick Deeping was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Frhlich

Country: United States

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Directed by: Clarence G. Badger

Starring: Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, William Austin

Country: United States

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The General

Directed by: Clyde Bruckman

Starring: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender

Country: United States

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The Red Mill

Directed by: William Goodrich

Starring: Marion Davies, Owen Moore, Louise Fazenda

Country: United States

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The Show

Directed by: Tod Browning

Starring: John Gilbert, Rene Adore, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 March 1927 ?

  • Saint Eudoxia
  • Self Injury Awareness Day
  • Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
  • Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
  • Saint David's Day (National Holiday of Wales).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Harry Belafonte: American actor and singer, a recording artist and worldwide show business star since 1950 with a repertory of folk and ethnic ballads.
  • Claude Gensac: French film and stage actress, well-known for playing with Louis De Funès, especially in the "Gendarme" series: "The Troops of St.Tropez".
  • George Abell: American educator and astronomer who lectured at Griffith Observatory 1953-60, was a faculty member of UCLA from 1956, Professor of Astronomy from 1967 and Chairman of the Dept 1968-1975.
  • Robert Bork: American lawyer, judge and former Attorney General of the United States, 1973-74; the author of several books including "Slouching Toward Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline," 1996 and "The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law," 1989, which became a bestseller.
  • Harry Belafonte in Harlem: New York City, New York, USA; calypso singer (Buck and the Preacher).
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  • Bank of Italy becomes a National Bank.

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

  • Time: President of Stanford University
  • Science: Science vol. 65 issue 1678
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mustafa Kemal Pasha -- Feb. 21, 1927

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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

1926 Grossett and Dunlap edition VG+; Excellent condition with just minor use wear to dust cover and bottom book edge (gift inscription from 1939 inside cover); 100% guarantee if not satisfied with purchase

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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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Lost Ecstasy

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

Visiting her grandfather's ranch, Kay Dowling falls in love with Tom McNair, but when he is accused of murder Kay seems to be the only one who believes he is innocent

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