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Thursday 16 September 1926

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Knowles and Lee Kuan Yew. The Strong Man, directed by Frank Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926 while The Hounds of Spring by Sylvia Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Strong Man

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Harry Langdon, Priscilla Bonner, Gertrude Astor

Country: United States

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3 Bad Men

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Lou Tellegen

Country: United States

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Beau Geste

Directed by: Herbert Brenon

Starring: Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes

Country: United States

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Battling Butler

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Sally O'Neil, Walter James

Country: United States

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Fig Leaves

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Phyllis Haver

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 September 1926 ?

  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
  • Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Knowles: US writer (Morning in Antibes).
  • Lee Kuan Yew: Prime Minister of Singapore.
  • Tommy "Butch" Bond: Actor (Butch-Our Gang).
  • Takao Tanabe: Canadian painter.
  • Tommy Bond: American actor, best known for his work as a child actor for two different nonconsecutive periods on "Our Gang" ("Little Rascals") comedies (first as "Tommy" and later as "Butch").
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Famous Deaths:
  • Italian-Romanian peace treaty signed
  • St. Louis Cardinals beat Phillies 23-3
  • Philip Dunning and George Abbott's play ''Broadway'' premieres in New York City.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1926 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Cherie, I Love You - Ross Gorman & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in September 1926?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Will H. Hays -- Sep. 13, 1926
  • Science: Science vol. 64 issue 1654
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pietro Mascagni -- Sep. 6, 1926


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Hounds of Spring

By: Sylvia Thompson

Penguin 1st edition paperback 56. vg condition. In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

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Beau Sabreur

By: P.C. Wren

This volume contains the complete Beau Trilogy: BEAU GESTE; BEAU SABREUR and BEAU IDEAL, written by respected British writer P.C.Wren, involving the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, in which the author served.

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The Private Life of Helen of Troy

By: John Erskine

SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 304 pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY, IN 1925.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

By: Anita Loos

Loos’s classic tale shows that questions of women and power―more relevant today than ever―can come in the most alluring of packages. This delirious 1925 Jazz Age classic introduced readers to Lorelei Lee, the small-town girl from Little Rock, who has ...

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