Friday 24 June 1927
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Joseph Pierce Jr and Alfons Van Brandt.
The Way of All Flesh, directed by Victor Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
while Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
- Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
- Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
- Quarter days in England
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Battle of Carabobo Day in Venezuela (1821)
- FOte nationale du QuTbec, also called St-Jean-Baptiste Day
- Day of Indian in Peru
- Original Midsummer's Eve in Finland and Sweden, although the official holiday is now moved to the nearest Friday
- St. John's Day in Estonia and Sao Joao in Porto
- Festival of San Juan observed in Bolivia and Peru
- American Radio Relay League - Field Day 2006
- Joseph Pierce Jr: Horse trainer.
- Alfons Van Brandt: Belgium sport Champion.
- Augustin Pertuy: Jarny EXecutives.
- Fernand Dumont: Canadian sociologist philosopher and poet (d. 1997).
- James Edwards: American dentist soldier and politician 3rd United States Secretary of Energy (d. 2014).
- Martin Perl: American physicist and engineer Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)
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