Friday January 02, 1920
US date format: 1/2/1920, UK date format: 2/1/1920
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 2, 1920). The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Lloyd George (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Isaac Asimov and Bob Feerick.
The Woman in the Suitcase, directed by Fred Niblo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 02, 1920?
- New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
- Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
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- 10,000 US union and socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids).
- The second Palmer Raid takes place with another 6,000 suspected communists and anarchists arrested and held without trial. These raids take place in several U.S. cities.
- The forces of Russian White Admiral Alexander Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. The Great Siberian Ice March ensues.
- The New York State Assembly refuses to seat five duly elected Socialist assemblymen.
- Paul Adam: French author, novelist and traveler who...
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 02, 1920?
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Top #4 songs in the USA
- Charles Harrison - Broken Blossoms
- John Steel - The Hand That Rocked the Cradle Rules My Heart
- Irving Kaufman & Jack Kaufman - Nobody Knows (and Nobody Seems to Care)
- Edward Allen - Oh! What a Pal was Mary