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Friday 27 October 1922

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michel Galabru and Ruby Dee. Oliver Twist, directed by Frank Lloyd, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922 while The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Oliver Twist

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

Starring: Jackie Coogan, James A. Marcus, Aggie Herring

Country: United States

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Robin Hood

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Wallace Beery, Sam De Grasse, Enid Bennett

Country: United States

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One Exciting Night

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Carol Dempster, Henry Hull, Porter Strong

Country: United States

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Lorna Doone

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur

Starring: Madge Bellamy, Mae Giraci, John Bowers

Country: United States

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Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Leatrice Joy, Thomas Meighan, Lois Wilson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 October 1922 ?

  • St. Namatius
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
  • Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • St. Desiderius
  • R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michel Galabru: French stage and film actor, who appeared in over 200 movies and worked with such renowned directors as Bertrand Blier, Costa-Gavras, Luc Besson (for Subway), and Jean-Luc Godard.
  • Ruby Dee: American actress on Broadway, in films and on TV.
  • Del Rice: American baseball player, a right-handed catcher who played with the St. Louis Cardinals (1945-1955, 1960), Milwaukee Braves (1955-1959), Chicago Cubs (1960), Baltimore Orioles (1960), and the Los Angeles Angels (1961).
  • George Young: Soccer star.
  • Poul Bundgaard: Danish actor and singer (d. 1998).
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  • 1st commemoration of Navy Day
  • Dutch 2nd Chamber votes for child labor laws
  • A referendum in Rhodesia rejects the country's annexation to the South African Union.

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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1922 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. My Rambler Rose - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  2. I'm Just Wild About Harry - Marion Harris

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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1922?

  • Science: Science vol. 56 issue 1452
  • Science: Science vol. 56 issue 1451
  • Science: Science vol. 56 issue 1450


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

The Head of the House of Coombe

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Head of the House of Coombe is a 1922 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The Head of the House of Coombe follows the relationships between a group of pre–World War One English nobles and commoners.

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Gentle Julia

By: Booth Tarkington

Although the title character, Julia, is a sweet and pretty girl with dozens of admirers, it is her young cousin Florence who really steals the show with her tart observations and complicated schemes.

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If Winter Comes

By: A.S.M. Hutchinson

An excerpt from The North American Review, Volume 215: NOVEL-WRITING, despite some signs to the contrary, makes real progress as an art; but it is not often that the new art is combined with the old magic so effectively as ...

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Simon Called Peter

By: Robert Keable

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide.

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