Tuesday 17 May 1927
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Galliano Rossini and Ronald Halstead.
Wings, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
while Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Galliano Rossini: Italian Gold Medal winner for skeet and trap, Melbourne Olympics, 1956.
- Ronald Halstead: deputy CEO (British Steel).
- Jordan Haines: American banker and CEO of Fourth Financial, a commercial banking corporation that buys S & L's.
- Harold Geiger: American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1927).
- Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings
- The U.S. Army aviation pioneer Major Harold Geiger dies in the crash of his Airco DH.4 de Havilland plane, at Olmsted Field, Pennsylvania.
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