Thursday 26 October 1916


It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). It Is for England!, directed by Laurence Cowen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916
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 ?

It Is for England!

It Is for England!

Directed by: Laurence Cowen

Starring: Helene Gingold, Percy Moran, Margaret Shelley

Country: United States

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Directed by: J. Gordon Edwards

Starring: Theda Bara, Harry Hilliard, Glen White

Country: United States

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Directed by: Francis X. Bushman

Starring: Francis X. Bushman, Beverly Bayne, Horace Vinton

Country: United States

A Daughter of the Gods

A Daughter of the Gods

Directed by: Herbert Brenon

Starring: Annette Kellerman, William E. Shay, Hal De Forest

Country: United States

The Voice of Love

The Voice of Love

Directed by: Rae Berger

Starring: Winifred Greenwood, Edward Coxen, George Field

Country: United States

TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 October 1916 ?

  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
  • St. Rusticus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Wolf Kaiser: German theatre and film actor, who starred as Mack the Knife in Brecht and Weill's "The Threepenny Opera" more than 450 times.
  • François Mitterrand: French politician whose career spanned half a century and culminated in the presidency of France when he replaced Valery Giscard de’Estaing in May 1981.
  • Francois Mitterrand: President of France (d. 1996).
  • Jean Compagnon: St Germain en Laye Military man.
  • Boyd Wagner: First USAAF fighter ace of World War II (d. 1942).
See other famous people born on 26 October
  • Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control).

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1916 ?

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Ireland Must be Heaven, for My Mother Came from There - Charles Harrison
  2. Oh How She Could Yacki Hacki Wicki Wachi Woo (That's Love in Honolulu) - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
  3. Dear Old Dreamy Honolulu Town - Peerless Quartet

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1916?

  • Science: Science vol. 44 issue 1138


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

Seventeen by Booth Tarkington


By: Booth Tarkington

Alongside William Faulkner and John Updike, Booth Tarkington is one of just three authors to win the Pulitzer Prize more than once. Tarkington accomplished the feat with Alice Adams and The Magnificent Ambersons, dramas that explored the lives of fictional ...

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When a Man's a Man by Harold Bell Wright

When a Man's a Man

By: Harold Bell Wright

10 Complete Works of Harold Bell Wright Helen of the Old HouseThat Printer of Udell'sThe Calling Of Dan MatthewsThe Eyes of the WorldThe Re-Creation of Brian KentThe Shepherd of the HillsThe Uncrowned KingThe Winning of Barbara WorthTheir YesterdaysWhen A Man's ...

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Just David by Eleanor H. Porter

Just David

By: Eleanor H. Porter

This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.

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Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells

Mr. Britling Sees It Through

By: H. G. Wells

It was the sixth day of Mr. Direck's first visit to England, and he was at his acutest perception of differences. He found England in every way gratifying and satisfactory, and more of a contrast with things American than he ...

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