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Thursday 23 February 1928

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ralph Earnhardt and Margot Seitelman. A Girl in Every Port, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928 while Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

A Girl in Every Port

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Robert Armstrong, Louise Brooks

Country: United States

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The Crowd

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach

Country: United States

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Four Sons

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Hall, Margaret Mann, Charles Morton

Country: United States

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The Chaser

Directed by: Harry Langdon

Starring: Harry Langdon, Gladys McConnell, Helen Hayward

Country: United States

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The Last Command

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 February 1928 ?

  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
  • Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ralph Earnhardt: American race-car driver, the father of race champion Dale Earnhardt and grandfather of racer Dale, Jr.
  • Margot Seitelman: German-American Executive Director of American Mensa since 1961 when she answered an ad in the New York Times.
  • Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev: Siberia, USSR -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A).
  • Vasili Lazarev: cosmonaut (d. 1990).
  • André Strappe: French footballer who played striker, and later served as a manager.
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What news were making the headlines those days in February 1928?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Admiral Charles Hughes -- Feb. 20, 1928
  • Science: Science vol. 67 issue 1729
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Eugene O'Neill -- Feb. 13, 1928

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Claire Ambler

By: Booth Tarkington

Garden City, New York published Fiction

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Swan Song

By: John Galsworth

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The Bridge of San Luis

By: Rey Thornton Wilder

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The Greene Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

1928 Collier hardcover, S.S. Van Dine (The Philo Vance Murder Cases: 1-The Benson Murder Case & the 'Canary' Murder Case). A family in slowly being murdered off.

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