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Saturday 8 October 1927

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cesar Milstein and Al Duncan. The Jazz Singer, directed by Alan Crosland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927 while Jalna by Mazo de la Roche was one of the best selling books.
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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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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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Directed by: James W. Horne

Starring: Buster Keaton, Anne Cornwall, Flora Bramley

Country: United States

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The Cat and the Canary

Directed by: Paul Leni

Starring: Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Forrest Stanley

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1927 ?

  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
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  • Sea battle at Navarino (Greece freed of Ottoman occupation)
  • New York Yankees sweep Pittsburgh Pirates in 24th World Series.

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  • Science: Science vol. 66 issue 1710
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Graham McNamee -- Oct. 3, 1927
  • Science: Science vol. 66 issue 1709

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By: Mazo de la Roche

Chronicling the early years of the formidable manor Jalna and the Whiteoak family who inhabit it, this bundle gathers together the first four novels in Mazo de la Roche's treasured Canadian saga.IncludesThe

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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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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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