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Friday 24 December 1920, Christmas Eve

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dave Bartholomew and Bruno Dozzini. Outside the Law, directed by Tod Browning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
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 months ?

Outside the Law

Directed by: Tod Browning

Starring: Priscilla Dean, Wheeler Oakman, Lon Chaney

Country: United States

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Fantomas

Directed by: Edward Sedgwick

Starring: Edward Roseman, Edna Murphy, Johnnie Walker

Country: United States

Madame DuBarry

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Pola Negri, Emil Jannings, Harry Liedtke

Country: United States

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The Mark of Zorro

Directed by: Fred Niblo

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite De La Motte, Noah Beery

Country: United States

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The Last of the Mohicans

Directed by: Clarence L. Brown

Starring: Wallace Beery, Barbara Bedford, Alan Roscoe

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1920 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dave Bartholomew: Louisiana, United States -- Jazz artist / songwriter (Blueberry Hill).
  • Bruno Dozzini: Italian poet.
  • Déro : French political cartoonist and caricaturist.
  • Franco Lucentini: Italian writer, the author of bestseller thrillers together with Carlo Fruttero.
  • Rene Valmy: France sport Champion.
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Facts:
  • Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (New York City, New York).

Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Whispering - Art Hickman & His Orchestra
  2. The Argentines, the Portugese, and the Greeks - Nora Bayes
  3. You're the Only Girl That Made Me Cry - Henry Burr

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1356
  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1355
  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1354

Books

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

Kindred of the Dust

By: Peter B. Kyne

Donald McKay, son of Hector McKay, millionaire lumber king, falls in love with "Nan of the Sawdust Pile," a charming girl who has been ostracized by her townsfolk...

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The Re-Creation of Brian Kent

By: Harold Bell Wright

Dodo Collections brings you another classic from Harold Bell Wright, ‘The Re-Creation of Brian Kent.’ I remember as well as though it were yesterday the first time I met Auntie Sue.It

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The River's End

By: James Oliver Curwood

James Oliver "Jim" Curwood (June 12, 1878 – August 13, 1927) was an American action-adventure writer and conservationist. His books ranked among Publisher's Weekly top-ten best sellers in the United States in the early 1920s.

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