Monday 1 February 1926
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Paul Guiramand and Douglas Johnson.
Torrent, directed by Ricardo Cortez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
while The Hounds of Spring by Sylvia Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 February 1926 ?
- 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
- Paul Guiramand: St-Quentin Painters.
- Douglas Johnson: Historian.
- Stuart Whitman in San Francisco: California, USA; actor (Captain Apache, Ransom, Cimarron Strip, Revenge).
- Peter Crill: Bailiff of Jersey.
- Shane Devine: United States Federal Judge (d. 1999).
- Nancy Gates: American film and television actress who starred or co-starred in 34 films and serials, plus making a total of 55 television appearances.
- Kirghiz Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kirghiz ASSR.
- Land at Broadway and Wall Street sells at a record $7 per square inch.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1926 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Who? - George Olsen & His Orchestra
- You Forgot to Remember - Henry Burr
- Cecilia - Whispering Jack Smith
- Keep Your Skirts Down, Mary Ann - Billy Murray & Aileen Stanley
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