Tuesday 17 January 1928
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jean Barraque and Maurice Gaidon.
The Last Command, directed by Josef von Sternberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
while Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
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- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Jean Barraque: French composer (d. 1973).
- Maurice Gaidon: French Roman Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cahors, France.
- Luigi Moltrasio: Italian soccer player.
- Lelio Antoniotti: France sport Champion.
- Serge Ceustermans: France sport Champion.
- Jean Barraqué: French composer (d. 1973)
- Vidal Sassoon: English-American hairdresser and businessman (d. 2012)
- 1st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented
- The OGPU arrests Lev Trotsky in Moscow he assumes a status of passive resistance.
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