Friday 20 August 1920


It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Der Januskopf, directed by F.W. Murnau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
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 ?

Der Januskopf

Der Januskopf

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Conrad Veidt, Magnus Stifter, Margarete Schlegel

Country: United States

The Penalty

The Penalty

Directed by: Wallace Worsley

Starring: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason

Country: United States

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La Vénus d'Arles

La Vénus d'Arles

Directed by: Georges Denola

Starring: Jeanne Brindeau, Andre Divonne, Andr Lefaur

Country: United States



Directed by: Holger-Madsen

Starring: Gunnar Tolns, Zanny Petersen, Nicolai Neiiendam

Country: United States

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The Flapper

The Flapper

Directed by: Alan Crosland

Starring: Olive Thomas, Theodore Westman Jr., William P. Carleton

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1920 ?

  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
  • Press Maravich: American basketball player and father of "Pistol" Pete Maravich.
  • Arnold Green: Estonian soldier and politician (d. 2011).
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  • Preliminary meeting in Akron to form American Pro Football League.
  • Allen Woodring wins Oympic 200 m dash wearing borrowed shoes.
  • The first commercial radio station, 8MK (WWJ), begins operations in Detroit, Michigan.
  • The National Football League, (NFL), is founded in the United States.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1920 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. When My Baby Smiles at Me - Billy Murray & Rachel Grant (Gladys Rice)

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1920?

  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1338


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

Kindred of the Dust by Peter B. Kyne

Kindred of the Dust

By: Peter B. Kyne

A classic coming-of-age adventure romance about Scottish lumber company owner Hector McKaye and his son.

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The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright

The Re-Creation of Brian Kent

By: Harold Bell Wright

A classic novel in which an embezzler is saved by a relative, and becomes a new man.

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The River's End by James Oliver Curwood

The River's End

By: James Oliver Curwood

Between Conniston, of His Majesty's Royal Northwest Mounted Police, and Keith, the outlaw, there was a striking physical and facial resemblance. Both had observed it, of course.

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