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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 Jean Poiret and Jiang Zemin. Battling Butler, directed by Buster Keaton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926 while Sorrell and Son by Warwick Deeping was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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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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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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The Bells

Directed by: James Young

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Caroline Frances Cooke, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1926 ?

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jean Poiret: French actor, director, and screenwriter.
  • Jiang Zemin: Chinese politician, President of the People's Republic, 1998.
  • George Melly: British entertainer, journalist, jazz-personality and author.
  • Valerie Eliot: English businesswoman (d. 2012).
  • Haakon Barfod: Norway -- Yachting (1948, 52 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
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  • 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. The Blue Room - Melody Sheiks (Sam Lanin & His Orchestra)
  2. Am I Wasting My Time on You? - Lewis James
  3. Bye Bye, Blackbird - Nick Lucas
  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


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

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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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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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 Hounds of Spring

By: Sylvia Thompson

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

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