Sunday 17 February 1924
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
America, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924
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- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
- Roland Laurent: France sport Champion.
- Ferdinando Terruzzi: France sport Champion.
- Nando Terruzzi: Italian bicyclist and winner of the Gold Medal at the London Olympics in 1948.
- Margaret Truman: American writer, daughter of Harry S. Truman (1924).
- Margaret Truman in Missouri: USA; president's daughter, writer (Murder at FBI), pianist.
- Margaret Daniel: American writer and noted family, the daughter of U.S. President Harry S. Truman. She sang as an opera coloratura 1947-1954; became a radio and TV hostess; and a bank director. She found her niche as the author of over 20 books (by 2000). a noted mystery writer. She married newspaper editor Clifton Daniel on 4/21/1956; four sons. They kept a low social profile.
- Oskar Merikanto: Finnish pianist and composer (d. 1924).
- Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds).
- In Miami, Florida, Johnny Weissmuller sets a new world record in the 100 meters freestyle swimming competition with a time of 57.4 seconds.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1924 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Somebody Stole My Gal - Ted Weems & His Orchestra
- Linger Awhile - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
- Lewis James - I Love You
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