Friday 16 May 1919


It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919
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 ?

Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl

Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp

Country: United States

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Directed by: Marshall A. Neilan

Starring: Mary Pickford, Milla Davenport, Percy Haswell

Country: United States

Blackie's Redemption

Blackie's Redemption

Directed by: John Ince

Starring: Bert Lytell, Alice Lake, Henry Kolker

Country: United States

The Delicious Little Devil

The Delicious Little Devil

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Mae Murray, Richard Cummings, Harry L. Rattenberry

Country: United States



Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Ressel Orla, Carl de Vogt, Gilda Langer

Country: United States

TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1919 ?

  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ramon Margalef: Spanish ecologist and biologist (d. 2004).
  • Richard Mason: author.
  • Jacques Wacrenier: Neuilly sur Seine Military man.
  • Liberace : American musician and entertainer known for his music, his trademark candelabra, his flamboyant lifestyle and highly affected mannerisms.
See other famous people born on 16 May
  • A naval Curtiss aircraft NC-4 commanded by Albert Cushing Read leaves Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1919 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Sometime - Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra
  2. Byron G. Harlan - How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm (After They've Seen Paree)
  3. Marche Francaise - Victor Military Band

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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 1919?

  • Science: Science vol. 49 issue 1272


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

The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad

The Arrow of Gold

By: Joseph Conrad

The Arrow of Gold is an exploration of the dangerous appetites of men and of human vulnerability, as well as a profound meditation on the emotional boundary between people.

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Dangerous Days by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Dangerous Days

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web.

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The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor

The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land

By: Ralph Connor

Ralph Connor was an acclaimed Presbyterian Church leader in Canada during the early 20th century, but today he is best known for being a novelist who wrote popular stories about the frontier.

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Retro and Vintage gifts

Retro and Vintage gifts

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