Wednesday 16 March 1927
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Karlheinz Boehm and Vladimir M Komarov.
Tarzan and the Golden Lion, directed by J.P. McGowan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
while Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- Karlheinz Boehm: Germany -- Actor (Face of Fear, Peeping Tom, Unnatural).
- Vladimir M Komarov: Moscow, Russia -- Cosmonaut (Voshkod I Soyuz 1).
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan US ambassador to United Nations: American politician (Senator-Democrat-New York, 1977-2001).
- Luis Daell: Costa Rican painter, known for his works of art in watercolor.
- Daniel Moynihan: American senator, ambassador, author and educator.
- Georges Séguy: French politician, resistant and trade unionist, who was the secretary general of the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) from 1967 to 1982.
- Georges Seguy: Toulouse Politician
- Ruby Braff: American trumpet player and cornet player (d. 2003)
- Vladimir Komarov: Russian pilot engineer and astronaut (d. 1967)
- Olga San Juan: NYC, New York -- Actress (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus)
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