Sunday 17 February 1929
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Alejandro Jodorowsky and Patricia Routledge.
Wild Orchids, directed by Sidney Franklin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
while Dark Hester by Anne Douglas Sedgwick was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
- Alejandro Jodorowsky
- Patricia Routledge: British theatrical actress with a formidable manner.
- Nicholas Ridley Baron Ridley of Liddesdale
- Jacky Noguez: French accordionist and bandleader whose 1959 hit 'Ciao Ciao Bambina' reached #63 on the U.S.
- Nicholas Ridley: British politician, a Member of Parliament returned at General Election 6/11/1987.
- Chaim Potok: American novelist and rabbi (Born 1929).
- Chaim Potok in New York City: New York, USA; novelist (The Promise).
- Paul Meger: Canadian ice hockey player.
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