Thursday 26 August 1909
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Frank Gasparro in Philadelphia and Ugo D'Alessio.
Sherlock Holmes V, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1909 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Frank Gasparro in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; US Mint Chief Engraver (1965-81).
- Ugo D'Alessio: Italian film actor, who died on 16 February 1979 in Naples.
- Pierre Oudet: Mohon physician.
- Eric Davies: South African cricketer and educator (d. 1976).
- Jim Davis: American actor (d. 1981).
- Gene Moore: American baseball player (Born 1909)
- Middlesex beat Gloucs (Bristol) by Inn and 31 in a single day
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1909 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- I Love, I Love, I Love My Wife, but Oh You Kid! - Arthur Collins
- My Pony Boy - Peerless Quartet (Columbia Male Quartet)
- I Love My Wife, But Oh You Kid! - Bob Roberts
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