Saturday 2 August 1919
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Pinkerton and Danielle Bonel.
The Mask, directed by Ewald Andr Dupont, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919
while The Desert of Wheat by Zane Gre 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 August 1919 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- John Pinkerton: Compuer Scientist.
- Danielle Bonel: French actress, particularly known as the secretary and confidant from 1937 to 1963 of the singer Edith Piaf, who died in her arms.
- Tom Ray: American animator who founded his own animation studio, Tomstone Animation.
- Raymond Tissot: France sport Champion.
- Nehemiah Persoff: Israeli-American actor and singer.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1919 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Somebody's Waiting for Someone - Henry Burr & Albert Campbell
- A Rose, a Kiss, and You - John Steel
- Oh, Susy, Behave - Fred Van Eps
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