Saturday 13 August 1927
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ray Morris .
Underworld, directed by Josef von Sternberg, 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 important events of 13 August 1927 ?
- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
- Ray Morris: British homicide perpetrator, a child- killer known as the Cannock Chase killer.
- James Curwood: US journalist / writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49.
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