Thursday 16 August 1923


It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Hollywood, directed by James Cruze, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923
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 months ?



Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: Hope Drown, Luke Cosgrave, George K. Arthur

Country: United States

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Little Old New York

Little Old New York

Directed by: Sidney Olcott

Starring: Marion Davies, Stephen Carr, J.M. Kerrigan

Country: United States

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Directed by: Rupert Julian

Starring: Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin, Cesare Gravina

Country: United States

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Where the North Begins

Where the North Begins

Directed by: Chester M. Franklin

Starring: Claire Adams, Fred Huntley, Walter McGrail

Country: United States

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Human Wreckage

Human Wreckage

Directed by: John Griffith Wray

Starring: Dorothy Davenport, James Kirkwood, Bessie Love

Country: United States

TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1923 ?

  • 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:
  • Pierre Seel: French gay Holocaust survivor and the only French person to have testified openly about his experience of deportation during World War II due to his homosexuality.
  • Shimon Peres: Israeli politician born in the USSR, a cabinet minister and colleague of Rabin, co-architect of the peace process in the mid-east.
  • Millor Fernandes: Brazilian playwright.
  • Joe Hutton: Northumbrian piper / shepherd.
  • Charles Roan: American military, United States Marine who sacrificed his life on 18 September 1944 to save those of four fellow Marines in the landing on Peleliu during World War II.
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1923 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Who's Sorry Now? - Isham Jones & His Orchestra
  2. Morning Will Come - Al Jolson
  3. Louisville Lou - Arthur Gibbs & His Gang
  4. Swinging Down the Lane - Ben Bernie & His Orchestra

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1923?

  • Science: Science vol. 58 issue 1493


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

Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton

Black Oxen

By: Gertrude Atherton

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

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His Children's Children by Arthur Train

His Children's Children

By: Arthur Train

1923. Train was the former assistant district attorney in New York City. His interactions with clients, together with his experiences in the courtroom, provided the material for the more than 250 short stories and novels he would write during his ...

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The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

The Enchanted April

By: Elizabeth von Arnim

This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.

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Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis


By: Sinclair Lewis

Lewis’ scathing satire of middle-class America, Babbitt explores the social pressures of conformity and materialism. It tells the story of George Babbitt, a middle-aged family man who becomes disillusioned with both conformity and his belated attempts at rebellion.

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Retro and Vintage gifts

Retro and Vintage gifts

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