Friday 16 September 1927
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jack Kelly in Astoria and Peter Falk in Ossining.
Sunrise, directed by F.W. Murnau, 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 September 1927 ?
- 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)
- Jack Kelly in Astoria: Queens, New York, USA; actor (Bart - Maverick, Get Christie Love).
- Peter Falk in Ossining: New York, USA; actor (Colombo, Scared Straight).
- Peter Falk: TV Actor.
- Jack Kelly: US actor (Maverick, Vega$), dies following a stroke at 65.
- Sadako Ogata: Japanese academic and diplomat United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
- Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for US Lawn Tennis Association title.
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