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Wednesday 29 June 1927

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tom Fleming and Juan Muller. The Joyless Street, directed by G.W. Pabst, 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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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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Directed by: William A. Wellman

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

Country: United States

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7th Heaven

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Ben Bard

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 29 June 1927 ?

  • The Netherlands - Veterans Day.
  • Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (also a local holiday in Rome, of which they are patron saints)
  • Seychelles - Independence Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tom Fleming: Scottish poet, director, actor of stage and TV personality.
  • Juan Muller: Brazilian psychologist and astrologer.
  • Pierre Perrault: Canadian director and screenwriter (d. 1999).
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  • 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii
  • First manned flight from West Coast of USA arrives in Hawaii.
  • First test of Wallace Turnbull's controllable pitch propeller.
  • A total eclipse of the sun took place over Wales, northern England, southern Scotland, Norway, northern Sweden, northmost Finland, and the northmost extremes of Russia. This eclipse barely missed the southern edge of Ireland.

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

  • Time: Nicholas Murray Butler, (resident of Columbia University, and his neighbor, John Joseph McGraw, Mana
  • Science: Science vol. 65 issue 1695
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Brig. General Butler -- June 20, 1927

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

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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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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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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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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