Sunday 1 July 1923
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Constance Ford and Jean Hougron.
Merry-Go-Round, directed by Rupert Julian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923
while The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim 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 July 1923 ?
- Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
- 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
- In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
- Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
- Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
- Constance Ford: Actress (Ada Hobson-Another World).
- Jean Hougron: French novelist, famous for a series of novels set in French Indochina in the mid-20th century, where he resided and travelled for several years.
- 1st permanent radio network-AT&T (WEAF New York and WMAF Massachusetts)
- The Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1923 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Dearest - Nora Bayes
- Coal Black Mammy - Al Jolson
- Bambalina - Ray Miller & His Orchestra
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