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Friday 17 August 1923

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 1923). The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robert Sabatier and Pierre Chaunu. Little Old New York, directed by Sidney Olcott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Little Old New York

Directed by: Sidney Olcott

Starring: Marion Davies, Stephen Carr, J.M. Kerrigan, Harrison Ford

Country: United States

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Polly Wolly Doodle

Directed by: Not specifed

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Kill or Cure

Directed by: Scott Pembroke

Starring: Stan Laurel, Katherine Grant, Noah Young, Eddie Baker

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Where the North Begins

Directed by: Chester M. Franklin

Starring: Rin Tin Tin, Claire Adams, Fred Huntley, Walter McGrail

Country: United States

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The Shock

Directed by: Lambert Hillyer

Starring: Lon Chaney, Virginia Valli, Jack Mower, William Welsh

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Robert Sabatier: French poet and writer who authored numerous novels, essays and books of aphorisms and poems.
  • Pierre Chaunu: French historian, specializing in Latin American history.
  • Larry Rivers: American painter and sculptor (d. 2002).
  • Anton Kersjes: Violinist / conductor (Amsterdam Philharmonic Orch).
  • Larry Rivers [Grossberg]: NYC, New York -- Painter (Washington crossing Delaware-1953).
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Planetary positions on August 17, 1923 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1923 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Marcheta - Isham Jones & His Orchestra
  2. Yes! We have No Bananas - Great White Way Orchestra (Vocal Billy Murray)
  3. Swinging Down the Lane - Ben Bernie & His Orchestra

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