Monday 1 February 1915
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Umberto Busani and Maurice Guido.
The Birth of a Nation, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915
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- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Umberto Busani: Italian soccer player.
- Maurice Guido: French aviator, a fighter pilot in World War II who fought in the Normandie Niemen regiment.
- Philippe Peschaud: French officer from the 2nd Armored Division, who died on 8 May 2006 in Paris.
- Stanley Matthews: English footballer and manager (d. 2000).
- Alicia Rhett: American actress and painter (d. 2014).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1915 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Poor Pauline - Arthur Fields
- Chinatown, My Chinatown - Grace Kerns & John Barnes Wells
- He's a Rag Picker - Peerless Quartet
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