Sunday 17 June 1928
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jacques Delahaye and Lodwrick Cook.
Lonesome, directed by Paul Fejos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
while The Bridge of San Luis by Rey Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
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- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- Jacques Delahaye: French sculptor, who died in May 2010.
- Lodwrick Cook: American engineer, production merchandise marketer and CEO of Atlantic Richfield, a U.S.
- Ramon de Basterra: Spanish writer / diplomat (Virulo, mocedades).
- Amelia Earhart leaves Nfld to become 1st woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)
- Aviator Amelia Earhart starts her attempt to become the first woman to successfully cross the Atlantic Ocean (she succeeds the next day). Wilmer Stultz was the pilot.
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