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Sunday 11 December 1927

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stein Eriksen and John Buscema. A Texas Steer, directed by Richard Wallace, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927 while The Plutocrat by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Der heilige Berg

Directed by: Arnold Fanck

Starring: Leni Riefenstahl, Luis Trenker, Ernst Petersen

Country: United States

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The Gaucho

Directed by: F. Richard Jones

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Lupe Velez, Joan Barclay

Country: United States

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Directed by: Harry A. Pollard

Starring: Margarita Fischer, James B. Lowe, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Country: United States

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My Best Girl

Directed by: Sam Taylor

Starring: Mary Pickford, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Sunshine Hart

Country: United States

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When Boys Leave Home

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ivor Novello, Ben Webster, Robin Irvine

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 December 1927 ?

Holidays:
  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
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Facts:
  • Guangzhou Uprising: Communist militia and worker Red Guards launch an uprising in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, taking over most of the city and announcing the formation of a Guangzhou Soviet.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 66 issue 1719
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Geraldine Farrar -- Dec. 5, 1927
  • Science: Science vol. 66 issue 1718

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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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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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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