Thursday 16 March 1916
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Avatar, directed by Carmine Gallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
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Which were the important events of 16 March 1916 ?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- Lloyd McBride: union president (United Steelworkers).
- Sapru : Indian actor (d. 1979).
- Mercedes McCambridge: American actress (d. 2004).
- Tsutomu Yamaguchi: Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (Born 1916).
- The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1916 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- We'll Build a Little Home in the U.S.A. - James F. Harrison & James Reed
- Old Folks at Home - Taylor Trio
- Everybody - Bert Williams
- Stop, Look, and Listen (Medley) - Victor Military Band
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