Tuesday 27 August 1929
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ad J Hermes and Elizabeta Bagrintseve.
Hallelujah!, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
while Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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- Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
- Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
- RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
- Ad J Hermes: Dutch MP (KVP / CDA).
- Elizabeta Bagrintseve: USSR -- Discus thrower (1952 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Yasser Arafat: Arab guerilla leader of Palestine Liberation Organization.
- Giovanni Azzini: Italy sport Champion.
- Ira Levin: Author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day).
- George Scott: Canadian-American wrestler and promoter (d. 2014)
- Herman Potocnik Noordung: Slovenian rocket scientist (Born 1892).
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