Wednesday 17 August 1927
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld and Robert Moore in Detroit.
Underworld, directed by Josef von Sternberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
while Jalna by Mazo de la Roche was one of the best selling books.
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- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld: Romanian / US financier (Fund of Funds).
- Robert Moore in Detroit: Michigan, USA; actor (Marshall - Diana).
- Jacques Herlin: French actor, he held a lot of minor roles and he is best known for having interpreted "Brother Amédée" in "Des Hommes et des Dieux".
- Sam Butera: American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 2009).
- F Keyser: Jr.
- Horace Alderman: United States -- Murderer, hanged.
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