Wednesday 6 January 1926, Epiphany
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kid Gavilan and Mickey Hargitay.
A Woman of the Sea, directed by Josef von Sternberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 January 1926 ?
- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Kid Gavilan: Cuban boxer (d. 2003).
- Mickey Hargitay: American physical culturist, Mr.
- Michel Prik: French skydiver and photographer, a veteran parachutist.
- Enzo Sacchi: Italian cyclist, Gold Medal winner at the Helsinki Olympics in July 1952.
- Fernand Guillou: France sport Champion.
- Ralph Branca: American baseball player
- Pat Flaherty: American racecar driver (Born 1926)
- Kid Gavilán: Cuban-American boxer (d. 2003)
- Günter Rössler: German photographer and journalist (d. 2012)
- Kees Boeke opens first comprehensive school in Holland.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1926 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Vernon Dalhart - The Wreck of the Shenandoah
- Freshie - Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians
- The Convict and the Rose - Vernon Dalhart
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