Friday August 12, 1927

US date format: 8/12/1927, UK date format: 12/8/1927

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 1927). The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Stanley Baldwin (Conservative), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Porter Wagoner and Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich. The Cat and the Canary, directed by Paul Leni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
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  • Wings, the only silent film to win an Oscar for best picture, opens

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The Cat and the Canary

The Cat and the Canary

Directed by: Paul Leni

Starring: Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Forrest Stanley, Tully Marshall

Country: United States of America

The Fighting Eagle

The Fighting Eagle

Directed by: Donald Crisp

Starring: Rod La Rocque, Phyllis Haver, Sam De Grasse, Max Barwyn

Mockery

Mockery

Directed by: Benjamin Christensen

Starring: Lon Chaney, Ricardo Cortez, Barbara Bedford, Mack Swain

College

College

Directed by: James W. Horne, Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Anne Cornwall, Flora Bramley, Harold Goodwin

Country: United States of America

The Chess Player

The Chess Player

Directed by: Raymond Bernard

Starring: Pierre Blanchar, Charles Dullin, Édith Jéhanne, Camille Bert

Country: United States of America

Days to next August 12

If August 12, 1927 is your birthday you're 92 years, 11 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 days.
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