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Monday 16 August 1926

1926-08-16

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Fig Leaves, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Fig Leaves

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Phyllis Haver

Country: United States

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Battling Butler

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Sally O'Neil, Walter James

Country: United States

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The Scarlet Letter

Directed by: Victor Seastrom

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

Country: United States

Don Juan

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: Jane Winton, John Roche, Warner Oland

Country: United States

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So This Is Paris

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, Lilyan Tashman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1926 ?

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:
  • Lew Welch: American poet associated with the Beat generation of poets, artists, and iconoclasts.
  • Roger Agache: French archaeologist, pioneer of aerial archeology.
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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Bye Bye, Blackbird - Nick Lucas
  2. Am I Wasting My Time on You? - Lewis James
  3. The Blue Room - Melody Sheiks (Sam Lanin & His Orchestra)
  4. But I Do, You Know I Do - Ruth Etting

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arthur Brisbane -- Aug. 16, 1926
  • Science: Science vol. 64 issue 1650
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: George E. Brennan -- Aug. 9, 1926

Books

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

The Private Life of Helen of Troy

By: John Erskine

Early edition with no edition listed. Bound in black cloth with orange lettering & decorations. VG, has some rubbing to the spine tips & corners. Owner's gift inscription dated 1926 on 1/2 title page.

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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

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

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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