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Tuesday 23 October 1923

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Frank Sutton in Clarksville and Ned Rorem in Richmond. The Extra Girl, directed by F. Richard Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923 while His Children's Children by Arthur Train was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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The Extra Girl

Directed by: F. Richard Jones

Starring: Mabel Normand, Ralph Graves, George Nichols

Country: United States

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A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Edna Purviance, Clarence Geldart, Carl Miller

Country: United States

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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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Scaramouche

Directed by: Rex Ingram

Starring: Lloyd Ingraham, Alice Terry, Ramon Novarro

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Famous Birthdays:
  • Frank Sutton in Clarksville: Tennessee, USA; actor (Sgt Carter - Gomer Pyle USMC).
  • Ned Rorem in Richmond: Indiana, USA; composer/author (Sky Music).
  • Robert Mardian: American attorney and government appointee, an assistant attorney general under John Mitchell in the Nixon administration.
  • Putsch 1923: Russian putsch try with the intention of forcing the Communist Party of Germany overtaking the power.
  • Ned Rorem: American composer of art song, writer and music teacher.
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Facts:
  • Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform
  • Giants defeat Baltimore Orioles 9-0 to benefit former Giants owner John Day
  • In Germany, the Communists attempt a ''putsch'' in Hamburg. Street fighting in Hamburg for the next two days.

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Music Charts

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Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Dirty Hands! Dirty Face! - Marion Harris
  2. T'ain't Nobody's Biz-Ness if I Do - Bessie Smith

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Magazine Covers

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  • Science: Science vol. 58 issue 1503
  • Science: Science vol. 58 issue 1502
  • Science: Science vol. 58 issue 1501

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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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

The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth Von Amim, is a story of four women, all seeking a place to get away. A discreet advertisement in The Times, addressed "To Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine", offers a small medieval castle for ...

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