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Monday 31 January 1927

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lorraine Warren and Jerry Haynes. The War Horse, directed by Lambert Hillyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927 while Lost Ecstasy by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The General

Directed by: Clyde Bruckman

Starring: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender

Country: United States

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The Red Mill

Directed by: William Goodrich

Starring: Marion Davies, Owen Moore, Louise Fazenda

Country: United States

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The Show

Directed by: Tod Browning

Starring: John Gilbert, Rene Adore, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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The Kid Brother

Directed by: Ted Wilde

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Walter James

Country: United States

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Flesh and the Devil

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 January 1927 ?

  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lorraine Warren: American clairvoyant who, along with her husband, Ed Warren, the most famous demonologist in the country, formed a paranormal investigation team.
  • Jerry Haynes: American actor best known as Mr.
  • Dorothea Haug: German artist, she moved to France in 1952 and became ballet teacher.
  • Norm Prescott: American animator producer and composer co-founded Filmation Studios (d. 2005).
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  • International allies' military command in Germany disbands.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pierre S. DuPont -- Jan. 31, 1927
  • Science: Science vol. 65 issue 1674
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Richard Strauss -- Jan. 24, 1927

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

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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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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