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Monday 16 August 1920

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Charles Bukowski and Jean-Pierre Gredy. The Penalty, directed by Wallace Worsley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Penalty

Directed by: Wallace Worsley

Starring: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason

Country: United States

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La Vénus d'Arles

Directed by: Georges Denola

Starring: Jeanne Brindeau, Andre Divonne, Andr Lefaur

Country: United States

Himmelskibet

Directed by: Holger-Madsen

Starring: Gunnar Tolns, Zanny Petersen, Nicolai Neiiendam

Country: United States

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The Flapper

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: Olive Thomas, Theodore Westman Jr., William P. Carleton

Country: United States

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Bullet Proof

Directed by: Lynn F. Reynolds

Starring: Harry Carey, William Ryno, Fred Gamble

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1920 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit on the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and dies early the next day. To date, Chapman is the second player to die from injuries sustained in a Major League Baseball game, the first being Doc Powers in 1909.
  • The congress of the Communist Party of Bukhara opens. The congress would call for armed revolution.

Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. When My Baby Smiles at Me - Billy Murray & Rachel Grant (Gladys Rice)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1337
  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1336
  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1335

Books

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

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

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

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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