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Tuesday 17 August 1926

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Haakon Barfod and Lewis Branscomb. Fig Leaves, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Fig Leaves

Directed by: Howard Hawks

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

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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The Scarlet Letter

Directed by: Victor Seastrom

Starring: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Henry B. Walthall

Country: United States

Don Juan

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: Jane Winton, John Roche, Warner Oland

Country: United States

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So This Is Paris

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, Lilyan Tashman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1926 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Haakon Barfod: Norway -- Yachting (1948, 52 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Lewis Branscomb: American physicist, and editor of "The Revue of Modern Physics" from 1968-73.
  • Margaret Eden: American worker whose car stalled on the railroad tracks as she was driving to work on 6/12/1950.
  • Jiang Zemin: Chinese politician, President of the People's Republic, 1998.
  • George Melly: British entertainer, journalist, jazz-personality and author.
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Facts:
  • Greek-Serbian / Croatian / Slavs peace treaty signed

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Bye Bye, Blackbird - Nick Lucas
  2. Am I Wasting My Time on You? - Lewis James
  3. The Blue Room - Melody Sheiks (Sam Lanin & His Orchestra)
  4. But I Do, You Know I Do - Ruth Etting

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arthur Brisbane -- Aug. 16, 1926
  • Science: Science vol. 64 issue 1650
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: George E. Brennan -- Aug. 9, 1926

Books

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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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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Sorrell and Son

By: Warwick Deeping

1926 Grossett and Dunlap edition VG+; Excellent condition with just minor use wear to dust cover and bottom book edge (gift inscription from 1939 inside cover); 100% guarantee if not satisfied with purchase

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