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Thursday 6 January 1927, Epiphany

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bob Dijkstra and Gabriel Thiennot. Flesh and the Devil, directed by Clarence Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
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Movies

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Flesh and the Devil

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson

Country: United States

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Tell It to the Marines

Directed by: George Hill

Starring: Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman

Country: United States

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Michael

Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Starring: Walter Slezak, Max Auzinger, Nora Gregor

Country: United States

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Nana

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Catherine Hessling, Pierre Lestringuez, Jacqueline Forzane

Country: United States

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Old Ironsides

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
  • Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
  • In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
  • Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bob Dijkstra: Dutch astrologer, the founder of Oprichter van de Wekgroep (Workgroup for Applied Astrology) and Editor of "Spica," a Dutch magazine that acted as a national forum for opinions and theory.
  • Gabriel Thiennot: French criminal, convicted together with Raymond Mis of murdering gamekeeper, Louis Boistard, on 29 December 1946 in Mézières-en-Brenne.
  • Roger Bourdeu: France sport Champion.
  • Jesse Steinfeld: American physician and academic 11th Surgeon General of the United States (d. 2014).
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Facts:
  • US marines are sent to Nicaragua.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Time: L.C.M.S. Amery, Secretary of State for the Colonies
  • Vogue
  • Science: Science vol. 64 issue 1670

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

Captain Stephen Sorrell returns from the First World War decorated with the Military Cross but unnerved by the conflict. His mercenary wife has deserted him for 'one of the fellows who stayed behind' and left him responsible for their son, ...

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