Thursday 5 August 1926


It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). The Scarlet Letter, directed by Victor Seastrom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Directed by: Victor Seastrom

Starring: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Henry B. Walthall

Country: United States

Don Juan

Don Juan

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: Jane Winton, John Roche, Warner Oland

Country: United States

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So This Is Paris

So This Is Paris

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, Lilyan Tashman

Country: United States

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The Bells

The Bells

Directed by: James Young

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Caroline Frances Cooke, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Country: United States

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Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Clara Bow, Ernest Torrence, Percy Marmont

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 August 1926 ?

  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
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  • 1st talkie movie Don Juan at Warner Theatre, New York
  • French and German trade agreement signed

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1926 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Bye Bye, Blackbird - Gene Austin
  2. Cherie, I Love You - Ben Bernie & His Orchestra
  3. Poor Papa - Whispering Jack Smith

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1926?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gaston Doumergue -- Aug. 2, 1926
  • Science: Science vol. 64 issue 1648


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

The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine

The Private Life of Helen of Troy

By: John Erskine

Historical novel.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

By: Anita Loos

Loos’s classic tale shows that questions of women and power―more relevant today than ever―can come in the most alluring of packages. This delirious 1925 Jazz Age classic introduced readers to Lorelei Lee, the small-town girl from Little Rock, who has ...

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Sorrell and Son by Warwick Deeping

Sorrell and Son

By: Warwick Deeping

Set in England in the 1920's the story is about a father's love, devotion and sacrifice for his beloved son. Captain Sorrell returns from the war to find his wife has left him with sole responsibility for their son Kit.

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The Hounds of Spring by Sylvia Thompson

The Hounds of Spring

By: Sylvia Thompson

Hardcover Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap; First Edition edition (1926) Language: English ASIN: B000OKWU0E Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item

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Retro and Vintage gifts

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