Friday 2 April 1926
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Elena Verdugo in Hollywood and Michael Rizzello.
For Heaven's Sake, directed by Sam Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
while Sorrell and Son by Warwick Deeping 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 2 April 1926 ?
- JP and Trang in Valleyfair
- Saint Franciscus of Paola (+1507)
- Blessed Arnold of Leuven
- International Children's Book Day
- Saint Genoveva of Brabant (+1760)
- Malvinas Day in Argentina.
- Sizdah be dar in Iran
- Elena Verdugo in Hollywood: California, USA; actress (Consuelo - Marcus Welby M.D.
- Michael Rizzello: Sculpter / coin designer.
- Sir Jack Brabham: Australian race car driver.
- Jack Brabham: Australian race-car pilot, the first driver in history to be knighted, in 1979, for his services to motorsport.
- Rudra Rajasingham: Sri Lankan police officer and diplomat (d. 2006).
- Riots between Muslims and Hindus in Calcutta, India.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1926 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue - Gene Austin
- Sleepy Time Gal - Gene Austin
- John McCormack - Just a Cottage Small
- A Cup of Coffee, A Sandwich, and You - Gertrude Lawrence & Jack Buchanan
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