Thursday 16 June 1927
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Matthews and Christiane Eisler-Mertz.
Old San Francisco, directed by Alan Crosland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
while Lost Ecstasy by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 16 June 1927 ?
- South Africa - Youth Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
- Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
- 16 June Movement
- Robert Matthews: Master (Clare College Cambridge England).
- Christiane Eisler-Mertz: German actress and radio speaker.
- Robert Kraft: American astronomer and educator with several awards to his credit including the Bruce Medal in 2005.
- Tom Graveney: English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2015).
- Herbert Lichtenfeld: German author and screenwriter (d. 2001).
- 31st US Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 301 at Oakmont Country Club - Pennsylvania
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