Sunday 26 December 1926


It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Flesh and the Devil, directed by Clarence Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
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 30 days ?

Flesh and the Devil

Flesh and the Devil

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson

Country: United States

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Tell It to the Marines

Tell It to the Marines

Directed by: George Hill

Starring: Lon Chaney, William Haines, Eleanor Boardman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Starring: Walter Slezak, Max Auzinger, Nora Gregor

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Catherine Hessling, Pierre Lestringuez, Jacqueline Forzane

Country: United States

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Old Ironsides

Old Ironsides

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1926 ?

  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
  • Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
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  • Prince-regent Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan
  • In Japanese History, the Shōwa era begins from this day due to the demise of Emperor Taishō on the day before.
  • Phencyclidine ''(PCP, angel dust)'' is first synthesized.
  • Widows' pensions are introduced in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Earl W. Bascom, rodeo cowboy and artist, designs and makes rodeo's first high-cut rodeo chaps at Stirling, Alberta Canada.

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. It Made You Happy When You Made Me Cry - Isham Jones & His Orchestra
  2. I Lost My Heart in Monterey (When I Found You) - Isham Jones & His Orchestra
  3. Tonight You Belong to Me - Franklyn Baur
  4. Someone is Losin' Susan - Harry Reser's Orchestra

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 64 issue 1669
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Senator Charles Curtis -- Dec. 20, 1926


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

The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine

The Private Life of Helen of Troy

By: John Erskine

Early edition with no edition listed. Bound in black cloth with orange lettering & decorations. VG, has some rubbing to the spine tips & corners. Owner's gift inscription dated 1926 on 1/2 title page.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

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

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

The Hounds of Spring

By: Sylvia Thompson

Hardcover Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap; First Edition edition (1926) Language: English ASIN: B000OKWU0E Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item

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Retro and Vintage gifts

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