Thursday 24 August 1911
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
A Balkan Episode, directed by Theo Frenkel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911
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Which were the important events of 24 August 1911 ?
- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- Karl AF Schiller: West German economist / SPD-minister.
- Viktor Barna: Hungarian-English table tennis player (d. 1972).
- Lofty England: English automotive engineer and race team manager (d. 1995).
- Durward Kirby: American television host and announcer (d. 2000).
- Michel Pablo: Egyptian-Greek Trotskyist leader (d. 1996).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1911 ?
Top #5 songs in the USA
- Don't Wake Me Up, I'm Dreaming - Walter Van Brunt
- That Railroad Rag - Walter Van Brunt
- In the Land of Harmony - Arthur Collins
- Infanta March - Fred Van Eps
- The Mississippi Dippy Dip - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
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