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Friday 14 September 1923

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gaetano Badalamenti and Gaetano Badalementi. Zaza, directed by Allan Dwan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923 while Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton was one of the best selling books.
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Directed by: Rex Ingram

Starring: Lloyd Ingraham, Alice Terry, Ramon Novarro

Country: United States

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The White Sister

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Lillian Gish, Ronald Colman, Gail Kane

Country: United States

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Why Worry?

Directed by: Fred Newmeyer

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, John Aasen

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jacques Feyder

Starring: Maurice de Fraudy, Flix Oudart, Jean Forest

Country: United States

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Directed by: Wallace Worsley

Starring: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 September 1923 ?

  • Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
  • Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
  • In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
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  • Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play
  • Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain.

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Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Stella - Al Jolson

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  • Science: Science vol. 58 issue 1498
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Black Oxen

By: Gertrude Atherton

Black Oxen unites such unlikely topics as medical rejuvenation treatments, eugenics, American youth culture, and cross-generational relationships. The beautiful American widow of a Hungarian count, Mary Zattiany is fifty-eight years old; after receiving experimental “rejuvenation treatments” and returning to America, ...

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The Enchanted April

By: Elizabeth von Arnim

The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth Von Amim, is a story of four women, all seeking a place to get away. A discreet advertisement in The Times, addressed "To Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine", offers a small medieval castle for ...

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His Children's Children

By: Arthur Train

1923. Train was the former assistant district attorney in New York City. His interactions with clients, together with his experiences in the courtroom, provided the material for the more than 250 short stories and novels he would write during his ...

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By: Sinclair Lewis

Prosperous and socially prominent, George Babbitt appears to have everything a man could wish: good health, a fine family, and a profitable business in a booming Midwestern city.

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