Tuesday 13 January 1920


It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Pollyanna, directed by Paul Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920 while The Man of the Forest by Zane Gre was one of the best selling books.
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 ?



Directed by: Paul Powell

Starring: Mary Pickford, Wharton James, Katherine Griffith

Country: United States

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Within Our Gates

Within Our Gates

Directed by: Oscar Micheaux

Starring: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin

Country: United States

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Kämpfende Gewalten oder Welt ohne Krieg

Kämpfende Gewalten oder Welt ohne Krieg

Directed by: Fritz Bernhardt

Starring: Magnus Stifter, Grete Reinwald, Alf Blutecher

Country: United States

A Man from Nowhere

A Man from Nowhere

Directed by: Francis Ford

Starring: Jack Hoxie, Frederick Moore, Pansy Porter

Country: United States

Tristan and Isolde

Tristan and Isolde

Directed by: Maurice Mariaud

Starring: Albert Bras, Tania Daleyme, Sylvio De Pedrelli

Country: United States

TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 January 1920 ?

  • In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Iris Mountbatten: English actress and model, a member of the Battenberg/Mountbatten family, and a great granddaughter of Queen Victoria.
  • Miles Dickson: American astrologer, studied at the Church of Light, Los Angeles.
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  • New York Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly
  • The New York Times ridicules the American rocket scientist Robert H. Goddard. The newspaper has to publicly take it all back later on July 17 1969 when the Apollo crew is on its trek to the Moon.ref name=quotastronauticsnow_com-indexquotRobert H. Goddard. The New York Times. astronauticsnow.com/history/goddard/index.html 090118 astronauticsnow.com
  • Prohibition begins in the United States with the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution coming into effect.
  • The World War I Allies demand that the Netherlands extradite the German Kaiser Wilhelm II, who has fled there.
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, is founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1920 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Peggy - Art Hickman & His Orchestra
  2. Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me) - Ted Lewis & His Band
  3. Wait Till You Get Them Up in the Air, Boys - Billy Murray

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What news were making the headlines those days in January 1920?

  • Science: Science vol. 51 issue 1306


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

Kindred of the Dust by Peter B. Kyne

Kindred of the Dust

By: Peter B. Kyne

A classic coming-of-age adventure romance about Scottish lumber company owner Hector McKaye and his son.

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The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright

The Re-Creation of Brian Kent

By: Harold Bell Wright

A classic novel in which an embezzler is saved by a relative, and becomes a new man.

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The River's End by James Oliver Curwood

The River's End

By: James Oliver Curwood

Royal Northwest Mounted Policeman Derwent Conniston has been chasing outlaw John Keith for four years up in the arctic part of Canada. Just when he is about to get his man, Conniston falls deathly ill.

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