Friday 19 August 1927
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include James T Broyhill and LQ Jones.
The Cat and the Canary, directed by Paul Leni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 August 1927 ?
- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- James T Broyhill: (Sen-R-North Carolina, 1986).
- LQ Jones: American actor.
- L Jones: American character actor and film director, known particularly for his work in the films of Sam Peckinpah.
- Metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet Union.