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Wednesday 27 July 1927

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sat Mahajan and Zeiza Halimi. For the Love of Mike, directed by Frank Capra, 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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Tartuffe

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Hermann Picha, Rosa Valetti, Andr Mattoni

Country: United States

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The Joyless Street

Directed by: G.W. Pabst

Starring: Asta Nielsen, Greta Garbo, Agnes Esterhazy

Country: United States

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Old San Francisco

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: Dolores Costello, Warner Oland, Charles Emmett Mack

Country: United States

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The Unknown

Directed by: Tod Browning

Starring: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford

Country: United States

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Wings

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 July 1927 ?

Holidays:
  • Malchus
  • Maldives - Independence Day, 2nd Day
  • Vietnam - Memorial Day for War Martyrs
  • Ancient Latvia - Septinu Guletaju Diena held
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 10 saints: St. Pantaleon
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sat Mahajan: Indian politician.
  • Zeiza Halimi: French attorney, famed for specializing in feminist causes and cases.
  • Franz Weber: Swiss journalist, environmentalist and animal welfare activist.
  • Guy Carawan: American singer and musicologist (d. 2015).
  • C Rajadurai: Sri Lankan journalist and politician 1st Mayor of Batticaloa.
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Facts:
  • Major Bernard Montgomery (29) marries widow Betty Carver
  • Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1927?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Wallace Farrington -- July 25, 1927
  • Science: Science vol. 66 issue 1699
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hugh S. Gibson -- July 18, 1927

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Books

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Elmer Gantry

By: Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis’ world-famous satire of religious hypocrisy and the excesses of the Roaring ʼ20s. Universally recognized as a landmark in American literature, Elmer Gantry scandalized readers when it was first published, causing Sinclair Lewis to be “invited” to a jail ...

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Sorrell and Son

By: Warwick Deeping

1926 Grossett and Dunlap edition VG+; Excellent condition with just minor use wear to dust cover and bottom book edge (gift inscription from 1939 inside cover); 100% guarantee if not satisfied with purchase

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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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Doomsday

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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