Sunday 1 February 1920
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Zao Wou-Ki and Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola.
His Royal Slyness, directed by Hal Roach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 1 February 1920
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Which were the important events of 1 February 1920 ?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Zao Wou-Ki
- Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola
- Kenneth Bond: former vice-chairman.
- Pierre D'Oriola: French Olympic athlete, an equestrian, who took home Olympic gold medals for show jumping in 1952 and again in 1964.
- Pierre Jonquieres: France sport Champion.
- Mike Scarry: American football player and coach (d. 2012).
- 1st commercial armored car introduced (St Paul Minn)
- Soccer team Quick Boys forms.
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police forms as Royal Northwest Mounted Police merge with Dominion Police.
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police begins operations.
- Carter Glass ends his term as Treasury Secretary.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1920 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Invitation to the Waltz - Philadelphia Orchestra (Leopold Stokowski, Conductor)
- Tell Me - Al Jolson
- You'd be Surprised - Irving Kaufman
- That Naughty Waltz - Eddy Brown