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Tuesday 23 August 1927

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Hoskyns and Allan Kaprow. Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom, directed by Rolf Randolf, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927 while The Plutocrat by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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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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Underworld

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: George Bancroft, Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent

Country: United States

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Warning Shadows

Directed by: Arthur Robison

Starring: Alexander Granach, Max Glstorff, Lilli Herder

Country: United States

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Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede Nissen, Gertrude Welcker

Country: United States

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Barbed Wire

Directed by: Rowland V. Lee

Starring: Pola Negri, Clive Brook, Claude Gillingwater

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 August 1927 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Hoskyns: Director-General (Institute of Directors).
  • Allan Kaprow: American artist, architect and painter.
  • Philippe Mestre: French politician and minister.
  • Martial Solal: French jazz pianist and composer, who is probably most widely known for the music he wrote for Jean-Luc Godard's debut feature film À bout de souffle (1960).
  • Dick Bruna: Dutch author and illustrator.
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Facts:
  • Sacco and Vanzetti are executed.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Max Reinhardt -- Aug. 22, 1927
  • Science: Science vol. 66 issue 1703
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: William Randolph Hearst -- Aug. 15, 1927

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Books

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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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Doomsday

By: Warwick Deeping

1927. Warwick, a best-selling novelist in both Europe and America in the 1920s and 1930s, became a household name in the years following the publication of Sorrell and Son.

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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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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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