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Monday 17 October 1927

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). When Boys Leave Home, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

When Boys Leave Home

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ivor Novello, Ben Webster, Robin Irvine

Country: United States

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The Jazz Singer

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland

Country: United States

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Sunrise

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston

Country: United States

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The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Norma Shearer, Jean Hersholt

Country: United States

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College

Directed by: James W. Horne

Starring: Buster Keaton, Anne Cornwall, Flora Bramley

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1927 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Facts:
  • Ban Johnson, in failing health, retires as AL President

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1927?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nikita Balieff -- Oct. 17, 1927
  • Science: Science vol. 66 issue 1711
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: William Morgan Butler -- Oct. 10, 1927

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Elmer Gantry

By: Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis’ world-famous satire of religious hypocrisy and the excesses of the Roaring ʼ20s. Universally recognized as a landmark in American literature, Elmer Gantry scandalized readers when it was first published, causing Sinclair Lewis to be “invited” to a jail ...

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Jalna

By: Mazo de la Roche

Chronicling the early years of the formidable manor Jalna and the Whiteoak family who inhabit it, this bundle gathers together the first four novels in Mazo de la Roche's treasured Canadian saga.IncludesThe

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Sorrell and Son

By: Warwick Deeping

1926 Grossett and Dunlap edition VG+; Excellent condition with just minor use wear to dust cover and bottom book edge (gift inscription from 1939 inside cover); 100% guarantee if not satisfied with purchase

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Lost Ecstasy

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

Visiting her grandfather's ranch, Kay Dowling falls in love with Tom McNair, but when he is accused of murder Kay seems to be the only one who believes he is innocent

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