Monday 24 October 1927
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Renato de Grandis and Gilbert Bécaud.
My Best Girl, directed by Sam Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Renato de Grandis: Composer.
- Gilbert Bécaud: French singer and songwriter, he wrote such French ballads as "What Now My Love?" and "Je t'appartiens" which the Everly Brothers made famous in the US as "Let It Be Me.
- William Goessel: American executive and CEO of Harnischfeger Industries, a paper manufacturing company.
- Cal Hogue: American baseball player, a right-handed pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1952 to 1954.
- Lise Topart: French actress of both stage and screen.
- Cleo Usher: American costume collector and supplier, a model and artist. Known around Hollywood as a character, she always carried an umbrella to shield herself from the sun. She combs thrift shops for unique garments and old couturier models which she markets to the film studios for period pieces.
- Gilbert Becaud: French composer and actor (d. 2001)
- Jean-Claude Pascal: French actor (Golden Salamander), dies at 64
- Barbara Robinson: American author and poet (d. 2013)
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