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Saturday 17 September 1927

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ted Weiss and George Blanda in Pennsylvania. Sunrise, directed by F.W. Murnau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927 while Sorrell and Son by Warwick Deeping was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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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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The Cat and the Canary

Directed by: Paul Leni

Starring: Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Forrest Stanley

Country: United States

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Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom

Directed by: Rolf Randolf

Starring: Henry Stuart, Elza Temary, Carl de Vogt

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1927 ?

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:
  • Ted Weiss: (Rep-D-New York, 1977-92).
  • George Blanda in Pennsylvania: USA; NFL hall of famer (Chicago Bears, Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders).
  • Harold McInnes: American mechanical engineer and CEO of AMP, a computer connector manufacturer with 57% of it's sales in international markets.
  • George Blanda: American football player (Born 1927).
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Facts:
  • 47th US Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats William T Tilden (119 63 119)
  • Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 66 issue 1707
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: E. Phillips Oppenheim -- Sep. 12, 1927
  • Science: Science vol. 66 issue 1706

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Books

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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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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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The Plutocrat

By: Booth Tarkington

1927. Although his first book was about English romance, Newton Booth Tarkington, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, for The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams, came to be known for his comical (and almost cynical) style of the Lost Generation that ...

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