Tuesday 16 May 1916


It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Sherlock Holmes, directed by Arthur Berthelet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
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 ?

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Arthur Berthelet

Starring: William Gillette, Marjorie Kay, Ernest Maupain

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring

The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring

Directed by: Francis Ford

Starring: Grace Cunard, Francis Ford, Mark Fenton

Country: United States

Schuhpalast Pinkus

Schuhpalast Pinkus

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Ernst Lubitsch, Else Kentner, Guido Herzfeld

Country: United States



Directed by: Reginald Barker

Starring: Howard C. Hickman, Enid Markey, Lola May

Country: United States

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Where Are My Children?

Where Are My Children?

Directed by: Tyrone Power Sr.

Starring: Robert B. Mantell, Genevieve Hamper, Stuart Holmes

Country: United States

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

FoxyTv (1916 TV Series)

FoxyTv (1916 TV Series)

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1916 ?

  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
  • Fred Hargesheimer: American World War II pilot (d. 2010).
  • Jacques Piette: French politician who represented the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) in the National Assembly from 1956 to 1958.
  • James Binger: American lawyer and business executive at Honeywell, Inc.
  • Adriana Caselotti: American actress (d. 1997).
  • Bernard Braden: Broadcaster / actor (All Night Lone, Full Treatment).
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  • 41st Preakness: Linus McAtee aboard Damrosch wins in 1:54.8.
  • Britain and France conclude the secret Sykes-Picot Agreement, which is to divide Arab areas of the Ottoman Empire, following the conclusion of WWI, into French and British spheres of influence.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1916 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. St. Louis Blues - Prince's Orchestra
  2. Kiss Me Again - Olive Kline (as Alice Green)

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1916?

  • Science: Science vol. 43 issue 1115


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

Seventeen by Booth Tarkington


By: Booth Tarkington

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When a Man's a Man by Harold Bell Wright

When a Man's a Man

By: Harold Bell Wright

This story, as I have put it down here, begins at Prescott, Arizona, in one of those far-western years that saw the passing of the Indian and the coming of the automobile.

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Just David by Eleanor H. Porter

Just David

By: Eleanor H. Porter

An unabridged, fully illustrated edition of the Eleanor Porter's (1916) classic

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Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

By: H. G. Wells

It was the sixth day of Mr. Direck's first visit to England, and he was at his acutest perception of differences. He found England in every way gratifying and satisfactory, and more of a contrast with things American than he ...

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