Wednesday 24 August 1927
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include William V Shannon and Roger Danneels.
Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom, directed by Rolf Randolf, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
while Lost Ecstasy by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 24 August 1927 ?
- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- Roger Danneels: Flemish accordionist.
- William V Shannon: Journalist / ambassador to Ireland (1977-81).
- Anjali Devi: Indian actress and producer (d. 2014).
- David Ireland: Australian author and playwright.
- Harry Markowitz: American economist and academic Nobel Prize laureate.
- August 25 ampndash The 1927 Nova Scotia hurricane hits the Atlantic Provinces of Canada, causing massive damage and at least 56 deaths.
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