Thursday 2 January 1908
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Barberaren i Sevilla, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
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Which were the important events of 2 January 1908 ?
- New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
- Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
- The eighth day of Christmas (and ninth night of same) in Western Christianity.
- Science Fiction Day
- Janis Kepitis: composer.
- Ben Grauer in New York City: New York, USA; child actor, TV and radio announcer (NBC, 1932-73) (dies 1977).
- Stephan Tschudi: Norwegian theologian, minister, and writer.
- Canadian branch of the Royal Mint opens in Ottawa
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1908 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Take Me Back to New York Town - Billy Murray
- The Bully - May Irwin
- You've Got to Love Me a Lot - Ada Jones & Len Spencer
- Messiah: Every Valley Shall be Exalted - Harry Macdonough
- Two Blue Eyes (Two Little Baby Shoes) - Byron G. Harlan
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