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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 Gilbert Bécaud and United Nations (UNO). My Best Girl, directed by Sam Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927 while The Plutocrat 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 ?

My Best Girl

Directed by: Sam Taylor

Starring: Mary Pickford, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Sunshine Hart

Country: United States

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When Boys Leave Home

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ivor Novello, Ben Webster, Robin Irvine

Country: United States

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The Jazz Singer

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland

Country: United States

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Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston

Country: United States

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The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Norma Shearer, Jean Hersholt

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 24 October 1927 ?

  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
  • 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.
  • United Nations (UNO)
  • Jean-Claude Pascal: French actor (Golden Salamander), dies at 64.
  • Cleo Usher: American costume collector and supplier, a model and artist.
  • Lise Topart: French actress of both stage and screen.
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1927?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bishop Freeman -- Oct. 24, 1927
  • Science: Science vol. 66 issue 1712
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nikita Balieff -- Oct. 17, 1927

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

The Plutocrat

By: Booth Tarkington

1927. Although his first book was about English romance, Newton Booth Tarkington, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, for The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams, came to be known for his comical (and almost cynical) style of the Lost Generation that ...

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By: Mazo de la Roche

Chronicling the early years of the formidable manor Jalna and the Whiteoak family who inhabit it, this bundle gathers together the first four novels in Mazo de la Roche's treasured Canadian saga.IncludesThe

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By: Warwick Deeping

1927. Warwick, a best-selling novelist in both Europe and America in the 1920s and 1930s, became a household name in the years following the publication of Sorrell and Son.

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Lost Ecstasy

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

Visiting her grandfather's ranch, Kay Dowling falls in love with Tom McNair, but when he is accused of murder Kay seems to be the only one who believes he is innocent

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