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Thursday 20 May 1926

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vic Ames and Lya Bosi. It's the Old Army Game, directed by A. Edward Sutherland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

It's the Old Army Game

Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland

Starring: W.C. Fields, Louise Brooks, Blanche Ring

Country: United States

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The Boob

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Gertrude Olmstead, George K. Arthur, Joan Crawford

Country: United States

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Der Mann ohne Nerven

Directed by: Grard Bourgeois

Starring: Harry Piel, Dary Holm, Albert Paulig

Country: United States

Sparrows

Directed by: William Beaudine

Starring: Mary Pickford, Roy Stewart, Mary Louise Miller

Country: United States

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She

Directed by: Leander De Cordova

Starring: Betty Blythe, Carlyle Blackwell, Mary Odette

Country: United States

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Find out your future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 May 1926 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • East Timor National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Vic Ames: Rocker (Ames Brothers).
  • Lya Bosi: Italian painter who translated planetary combinations into images.
  • Elwin Larson: American chemical engineer and CEO in charge of Brooklyn Union Gas, a natural gas supplier used in transportation vehicles.
  • George Hurst: Scottish-English conductor (d. 2012).
  • John Lucarotti: British-born Canadian screenwriter (Born 1926).
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Facts:
  • Congress passes Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots and planes
  • Railway Labor Act became law.
  • Belgian Government of Henri Jaspar takes power.
  • Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies.
  • US Congress passes Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots and planes.

Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1926 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. I Love My Baby (My Baby Loves Me) - Aileen Stanley

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1926?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Philip A.S. Franklin -- May 17, 1926
  • Science: Science vol. 63 issue 1637
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Hays Hammond -- May 10, 1926

Books

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

The Private Life of Helen of Troy

By: John Erskine

SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 304 pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY, IN 1925.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

By: Anita Loos

Loos’s classic tale shows that questions of women and power―more relevant today than ever―can come in the most alluring of packages. This delirious 1925 Jazz Age classic introduced readers to Lorelei Lee, the small-town girl from Little Rock, who has ...

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Sorrell and Son

By: Warwick Deeping

Set in England in the 1920's the story is about a father's love, devotion and sacrifice for his beloved son. Captain Sorrell returns from the war to find his wife has left him with sole responsibility for their son Kit.

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The Hounds of Spring

By: Sylvia Thompson

Penguin 1st edition paperback 56. vg condition. In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

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