Tuesday 31 August 1920


It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Way Down East, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Way Down East

Way Down East

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Josephine Bernard

Country: United States

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The Saphead

The Saphead

Directed by: Herbert Blach

Starring: Edward Jobson, Beulah Booker, Edward Connelly

Country: United States

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Hitchin' Posts

Hitchin' Posts

Directed by: Jack Ford

Starring: Frank Mayo, Beatrice Burnham, C.E. Anderson

Country: United States

Der Januskopf

Der Januskopf

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Conrad Veidt, Magnus Stifter, Margarete Schlegel

Country: United States

The Penalty

The Penalty

Directed by: Wallace Worsley

Starring: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 1920 ?

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Famous Deaths:
  • Wilhelm Wundt: German naturalist, medical doctor, psychologist and philosopher known as "the father of modern psychology.
  • Jens Oliver Lisberg: Faroese law student (Born 1896).
  • Belgium starts paying old age pensions
  • Detroit radio station is 1st to broadcast a news program on the air
  • The first radio news program is broadcast by 8MK in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Polish-Bolshevik War: a decisive Polish victory in the Battle of Komarow.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. St. Louis Blues - Marion Harris
  2. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Prelude in G Minor, Op 23, No. 5

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Science: Science vol. 52 issue 1339


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

Kindred of the Dust by Peter B. Kyne

Kindred of the Dust

By: Peter B. Kyne

A classic coming-of-age adventure romance about Scottish lumber company owner Hector McKaye and his son.

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The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright

The Re-Creation of Brian Kent

By: Harold Bell Wright

A classic novel in which an embezzler is saved by a relative, and becomes a new man.

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The River's End by James Oliver Curwood

The River's End

By: James Oliver Curwood

Royal Northwest Mounted Policeman Derwent Conniston has been chasing outlaw John Keith for four years up in the arctic part of Canada. Just when he is about to get his man, Conniston falls deathly ill.

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