Tuesday May 04, 1926
US date format: 5/4/1926, UK date format: 4/5/1926
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 4, 1926). The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Stanley Baldwin (Conservative), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Enzo Garinei and Milton O Thompson.
Sparrows, directed by William Beaudine, Tom McNamara, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 04, 1926?
- Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
- Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- International Firefighters' Day.
- Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
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- General strike hits Britain
- The British General Strike begins at Midnight in support of the coal strike.
- Martial law is declared in Britain because of the general strike.
- The French navy bombards Damascus because of the Druze riots.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 04, 1926?
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Johnny Marvin - Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley
- Vincent Lopez & His Orchestra - Always