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Monday 17 September 1923

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Hale and Bob Rothel. Three Ages, directed by Eddie Cline, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Three Ages

Directed by: Eddie Cline

Starring: Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery

Country: United States

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Adam's Rib

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Milton Sills, Elliott Dexter, Theodore Kosloff

Country: United States

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Zaza

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Gloria Swanson, H.B. Warner, Ferdinand Gottschalk

Country: United States

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Scaramouche

Directed by: Rex Ingram

Starring: Lloyd Ingraham, Alice Terry, Ramon Novarro

Country: United States

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Red Lights

Directed by: Clarence G. Badger

Starring: Marie Prevost, Raymond Griffith, Johnnie Walker

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Hale: Linguist.
  • Bob Rothel: American baseball player, a right-handed third baseman who played four games with the Cleveland Indians in April 1945.
  • Hank Williams: American musician, a country western singer and songwriter who wrote about 125 songs with no formal musical training, without knowing a note of music.
  • Ralph Sharon: English-American pianist composer and conductor (d. 2015).
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Facts:
  • A major fire in Berkeley, California erupts, consuming some 640 structures, including 584 homes in the densely built neighborhoods north of the campus of the University of California.

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Music Charts

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Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Dirty Hands! Dirty Face! - Irving Kaufman (Ben Selvin Orch)
  2. Bebe - Billy Jones

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Magazine Covers

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  • Science: Science vol. 58 issue 1498
  • Science: Science vol. 58 issue 1497
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Books

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Black Oxen

By: Gertrude Atherton

Black Oxen unites such unlikely topics as medical rejuvenation treatments, eugenics, American youth culture, and cross-generational relationships. The beautiful American widow of a Hungarian count, Mary Zattiany is fifty-eight years old; after receiving experimental “rejuvenation treatments” and returning to America, ...

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Babbitt

By: Sinclair Lewis

Prosperous and socially prominent, George Babbitt appears to have everything a man could wish: good health, a fine family, and a profitable business in a booming Midwestern city.

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The Enchanted April

By: Elizabeth von Arnim

This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.

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His Children's Children

By: Arthur Train

1923. Train was the former assistant district attorney in New York City. His interactions with clients, together with his experiences in the courtroom, provided the material for the more than 250 short stories and novels he would write during his ...

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